For the 8th consecutive year, Gartner has Named AWS as a Leader in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant. Such accolades don’t come easy. Responsible for facilitating the cloud revolution for a staggeringly large number of companies like Netflix, GE, Airbnb and, more, Amazon’s astounding success in the cloud and services vertical undoubtedly makes it the preferred choice for many organizations across the globe. However, what exactly sets it apart from its peers? In this article, we are covering some of the more critical points that puts this cloud and services behemoth in a league of its own.
A robust platform that’s ready for any challenge
The AWS service was in private beta for years before it eventually made its way to customers. The architecture that lies at the center of the service was initially built to benefit Amazon itself. With time though, it evolved into four unique services. These included cloud computing, storage, internal messaging, and database.
To reduce outages and keep the system’s performance consistent under even the most demanding circumstances, Amazon Web Services made inroads into Western and Eastern US, Ireland, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. Every major area that AWS ventured into had smaller geographic regions, which are called availability zones. Thus, making AWS the preferred choice for organizations which valued consistent performance and dependability even under the most taxing workloads.
Your data’s security is AWS’s top priority
The safety and integrity of data have always been AWS’s highest priority. With AWS, you can lay all of your worries related to security certifications to rest as it can confidently boast of many highly recognized certifications like SAS 70 Type II, PCI DSS Level 1, HIPAA, FISMA Moderate, and ISO 27001. The many data centers and services that AWS has in operation are entrenched with multiple layers of physical and operational security. With periodical audits, AWS ensures that the integrity of the security practices continues to be top-notch and industry leading.
A practical approach to resource allotment
The sign-up process for AWS doesn’t require you to have a long-term commitment in place. The idea here is to pay as per your requirements. This translates into you paying for your particular needs. From a long-term perspective, it leads to fewer expenditures on server related costs. The allocation of resources can always change with the flow of business. Implying, you can re-allocate at any given time to deliver the desired impact and maximum return on investment.
A system that adapts to your needs
If there is one quality that you should always look for when deciding on a cloud-computing platform, then it should be its ability to work well with a wide array of system-software, and languages. AWS in this regard is a perfect ten as it is designed to be platform agnostic. You are free to choose the programming model/framework along with the platform that is best suited for your business. You are also free to choose from the many services at your disposal with you having total control when it comes to utilizing them. The open and adaptable nature of AWS enables you to concentrate on more important aspects of your business like feature addition and innovation than worry about infrastructure compatibility.
Long story short, you don’t have to worry about drawn-out procurement processes and support for any of your legacy applications. AWS cloud gives you the license to move and act quickly.
Scale as per your traffic demands
Traditionally run organizations find it challenging to handle a surge in traffic in a short period. Such inefficiencies can be a blot on an organization’s reputation. With AWS by your side, you can employ its extensive cloud infrastructure to scale if the need arises. This qualifies you to subtract or add resources to your ongoing projects as per the demands.
Your ability to scale has direct implications on your project costs and their effectiveness. The amount of friction associated with scaling is basically nil when you are using AWS.
Also, your organization is set to benefit from the skills and infrastructure management capabilities of AWS and its continual push to innovate and improve upon the existing technologies. Amazon is known to have almost 15 years of experience under its belt when it comes to delivering global infrastructure needs on the largest of scales globally.
The whole gist of the article can be encapsulated as such: When your company moves to Amazon cloud, your company signs up for a service that’s secure, helps you cut down overheads, brings down the number of people required to maintain the infrastructure and is generally an excellent news for your ongoing and future projects’ scalability needs.
Now, if you are wondering how to make a move to AWS or if you have any queries regarding the technology behind the service, then getting in touch with us would be an excellent idea.
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