We moved our 50 systems to the AWS Cloud in 100 days. If you haven’t looked into the details of the AWS Cloud, I’ll give you an overview here. Flexibility and agility are important values of the business analytics platform. With the move to the cloud, we can deploy systems within minutes.
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What is the AWS Cloud anyway?A frequently asked question is that newcomers in particular contact us about the definition of the AWS Cloud. AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon. So far, so good, but AWS has nothing to do with Amazon’s platform. Rather, it is a cloud computing service that has steadily evolved in recent years. In the meantime, AWS Cloud Computing is one of the leading providers and one of the few that comes up with such a large number of advantages. But more about that in the course.
AWS Cloud components – this is how the cloud is made up.The AWS Cloud basically consists of three pillars – the first is IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). In addition, there is the Platform as a Service (PaaS) areas and, as the third component, the Software as a Service area, also known by the abbreviated form SaaS. IaaS describes the possibility for customers to gain access to IT services. This means storing data and accessing computing power. A look at the key components proves that AWS is a versatile solution. If you decide to use the cloud computing provider, these are the other components:
- AWS Marketplace
- Development tools
- Database services
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What advantages does the AWS Cloud offer?It should be clear to many that the AWS Cloud offers a number of additional advantages in contrast to many other providers such as Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure. It is not for nothing that AWS is one of the prestigious providers – when it comes to cloud computing services. The current figures from 2020 prove that AWS continues to be the leader in many areas – there are reasons for this and we have summarized the most important advantages in a little more detail below. Firstly, there is the cost factor. AWS is among the providers where you pay significantly less. Cost efficiency in particular is the main reason why AWS is the right choice for many customers. You only have to pay for the services that you actually use. Another factor is availability. Thus, AWS gives you the chance to react with your team to any market changes and to use the services at any time. Other advantages:
- Network, because of the multiple availabilities, the AWS Cloud allows for trouble-free use. The low latency and fast transmission paths are responsible for this.
- Users also have the option of choosing from a wide range of different services
- Flexibility: You can freely dispose of the booked capacities at any time. If you need fewer resources, you can move forward agilely and scale the whole thing precisely.
What disadvantages do you have to put up with?Hardly any product or service is free of minor weaknesses – even the great AWS Cloud Computing cannot talk itself free of minor weaknesses. In contrast to the competition, however, these are much more minor blemishes and fewer major errors or weaknesses. One drawback is the consulting because AWS is mainly aimed at companies with large know-how. For smaller and medium-sized companies, there is the chance to integrate external consulting companies or service providers such as managed public cloud providers – but all this is by no means optimal. The second and final weakness is orientation. Due to the wide range of services on offer, beginners, in particular, find it somewhat difficult to get to grips with the cloud at the start. Once oriented, however, the service is in a class of its own. These are not even real drawbacks – they are minor flaws and AWS could still improve on them.
AWS is ranked as a Leader by Gardner in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services, scoring highest in Execution Capability and lowest in Completeness of Vision.