Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a collection of remote computing services, also called web services that make up a cloud computing platform by Amazon.com. The most central and well-known of these services are Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. The service is advertised as providing a large computing capacity (potentially many servers) much faster and cheaper than building your own data centre. For companies in the SMB, Medium Enterprises, Start-ups as well as Enterprise space, AWS can bring in tremendous value. Following are the six key benefits that you will reap by adopting AWS Cloud:
Trade capital expense for variable expense
Instead of having to invest heavily in data centers and servers before you know how you’re going to use them, you can only pay when you consume computing resources, and only pay for how much you consume on AWS Cloud.
Benefit from massive economies of scale
By using Amazon Web Services, you can achieve a lower variable cost than you can get on your own. Because usage from hundreds of thousands of customers are aggregated in the cloud, providers such as Amazon Web Services can achieve higher economies of scale which translates into lower pay as you go prices.
Stop guessing capacity
Eliminate guessing on your infrastructure capacity needs. When you make a capacity decision prior to deploying an application, you often either end up sitting on expensive idle resources or dealing with limited capacity. With Amazon Web Services, these problems go away. You can access as much or as little as you need, and scale up and down as required with only a few minutes notice.
Increase speed and agility
In an AWS environment, new IT resources are only ever a click away, which means you reduce the time it takes to make those resources available to your software development teams from weeks to just minutes. This results in a dramatic increase in agility for your company, since the cost and time it takes to experiment and develop is significantly lower.
Stop spending money on running and maintaining data centers
Focus on projects that differentiate your business, not the infrastructure. Cloud computing lets you focus on your own customers, rather than on the heavy lifting of racking, stacking and powering servers.
Go global in minutes
Easily deploy your application in multiple regions around the world with just a few clicks. This means you can provide a lower latency and better experience for your customers simply and at minimal cost.
As you can see from the above key benefits its very logical that companies adopt AWS cloud to make a huge difference to their top-line as well as bottom-line.
“CEO’s and Business Owners should ask their CIOs/IT Heads – When are we adopting cloud and not if we are adopting cloud.”
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