Amazon cloud Services offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications. These services are trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, IoT, game development, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.
The first key difference between AWS and other IT models is flexibility. Using traditional models to deliver IT solutions often requires large investments in new architectures, programming languages, and operating systems. Although these investments are valuable, the time that it takes to adapt to new technologies can also slow down your business and prevent you from quickly responding to changing markets and opportunities. When the opportunity to innovate arises, you want to be able to move quickly and not always have to support legacy infrastructure and applications or deal with protracted procurement processes.
Cost is one of the most complex elements of delivering contemporary IT solutions. It seems that for every advance that will save money, there is often a commensurate investment needed to realize that savings. For example, developing and deploying an e-commerce application can be a low-cost effort, but a successful deployment can increase the need for hardware and bandwidth. Furthermore, owning and operating your own infrastructure can incur considerable costs, including power, cooling, real estate, and staff.
AWS delivers a scalable cloud-computing platform that provides customers with end-to-end security and end-to-end privacy. AWS builds security into its services in accordance with security best practices, and documents how to use the security features. It is important that you leverage AWS security features and best practices to design an appropriately secure application environment.
AWS provides a low-friction path to cloud computing by design. Nevertheless, as with any IT project, the move to the AWS cloud should be done thoughtfully. You should hold your cloud-computing partner to the same high standards that you would expect of any hardware or software vendor. The trust that you place in your cloud-computing vendor will be critical as your organization grows and your customers continue to expect the best experience.