I’ve been using Ylastic for quite some time – it’s a great web-based management tool for the Amazon Web Services. But, just saw an email this morning from Amazon announcing the beta of their very own web-based management console!
First impressions are that it looks and feels very similar to Ylastic, but straight from the horses mouth (is tha a saying? i think it is). Even though I have some level of attachment and commitment to Ylastic, practicality says that I should be using Amazon’s console – especially since it’s free. The only saving grace right now is that the AWS console supports EC2 – but Amazon promises support for it’s other services coming very soon.
Ouch! I really hope Ylastic can come up with a way to differentiate itself from Amazon’s offering. I hate to see when innovative and useful startups get obscured by one of the big boys without an M&A deal going down.
If you have an AWS account, you should be able to access your management console from here: https://console.aws.amazon.com/