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On the way to the AWS

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.

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.
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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
  • Storage
  • Network
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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.
So, as you have correctly recognized, there is a wide range of great services available. Especially in comparison to other providers, there are a few more conveniences and even critics can’t dismiss them out of hand.

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.
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Important factors: Compliance and security

A very crucial factor of the AWS Cloud is the two areas of compliance and security. Since the users of the AWS Cloud do not learn anything about the data centres (which are managed by Amazon), many potential users bypass the company. However, this is not necessary, because Amazon’s cloud is one of the absolutely secure providers in the industry. This can already be seen on the website. If you take a look at the different areas and read up on the service, you will quickly notice one thing: The provider aggressively advertises the first-class security certifications. In addition, there are secure encryptions, security modules for the hardware, and many other security factors – which ultimately means you don’t have to worry about security.

Why you should use the Amazon cloud

At the end of the day, there are many reasons why you should use Amazon. The significantly greater flexibility, plus the excellent values in terms of security and compliance – there is little that speaks against it. If you decide to go this route, you will receive a qualitatively impeccable solution – which also enjoys great popularity because of its innovative development and rapid implementation. It is not for nothing that several hundred thousand customers already trust AWS Cloud Computing. As a company, you benefit several times over and can implement new ideas quickly and with little risk. We can justifiably say that the AWS cloud is absolutely recommendable and a true enrichment.

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I share my insights from the first 100 days. We went to the cloud with our complete system landscape. Click here to watch the webinar.
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