Cloud computing has become the primary engine driving IT as a service. With cloud computing, you don’t need to make large upfront investments in hardware and spend a lot of time managing that hardware.
Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need to power your newest bright idea or operate your IT department.
As the cloud has become mainstream and adoption has garnered momentum, you have access to state-of -the-art technology at a fraction of the cost and with greater speed than ever before.
From Amazon White Paper
Everyone is talking about ‘The Cloud’ these days, and no doubt you are at least familiar with the basic concept of utilizing the enormous back-end resources of internet giant companies instead of needing to invest in your own ‘server farms’.
This is the idea, to move all of your IT & web processes away from your premises and develop them on powerful tools online-this means you can save a lot of money and still derive the benefits of extensive application and computing power. To me there is only one global player in this space worth considering and this is Amazon AWS.
Different Players In The Cloud Resourcing Game
Yes, Microsoft has entered the game and provides some similar resources, but the scale and economy of AWS cannot be matched. So let’s take a look at what has been happening lately, and what kind of technical developments are possible using this massively powerful resource.
Amazon AWS opened for business in 2006 after up-scaling their own infrastructure and building for the future – it was understood that a lot of these resources could be offered to other businesses as a service, the CIA took them up on this to the tune of $600 Million – the U.S Navy also saw the cost benefits of outsourcing their military global applications, but there have been a lot of world famous brands who have also taken up this 21st Century opportunity. If you are interested in some case studies of business projects Amazon AWS have this available-read at your leisure
But this resource is not just for giant corporate brands and massive government projects-it can be used to scale much smaller entities and many have derived the modern benefits of using AWS. The possibilities are becoming more well known, but there are still hundreds of thousands of businesses that have absolutely no idea of what a resource such as Amazon AWS can do for them.
OK the primary benefit of using cloud based services on AWS is the sheer agility of these services, and not needing to pay for what you do not use. The services are globally ubiquitous and uniform, so you can deploy and build the same services all over the world. You can test and try new things without needing to invest in expensive hardware. This agility of deployment means that applications can be delivered to customers and tweaked on the fly, not to mention the global scale and delivery scope.
When I speak with clients about these ‘cloud’ services their perceptions are often coloured by preconceptions, and perhaps what they may have read about some of the other services out there, Microsoft in particular, but Amazon AWS vastly eclipses what Microsoft can provide, and for this reason we deal exclusively with the Amazon services. Here is a video that explains some these potential applications, and ways of leveraging these versatile, uniquely powerful web-based resources.
If you have any questions regarding how your business can utilize this amazing resource, and how Web Star Services can manage and deploy them for you, completely manage this for your business, simply let me know – this is truly 21st Century IT, going way beyond what server investment can possibly deliver, and giving you an advantage that can change your business destiny out of all recognition; we know Amazon AWS and we build solutions for all kinds of clients – from all over the world. Contact me directly to discuss options.