| By Eva Kleingeld, HeleCloud Benelux Marketing Lead |
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has more than 100,000 active users across more than 190 countries. With AWS launching in 2006, the company boosted business enormously. AWS made it possible for companies to operate on an infrastructure that offered more capacity than NASA. Needless to say, AWS paved a new way for business and growth of organisations. How can your organisation benefit from using AWS? In this blog, I will discuss the 7 key benefits of using AWS.
Do you want to have unlimited bandwidth for a website with high traffic? Plus the ability to scale it down during quieter periods of lower traffic? This can all be handled by AWS. You can grow as you wish without having to worry about disruption. With AWS’s infrastructure on demand, there is no limit to how much you can use. AWS offers a very solid place to store your information and workloads and works more effectively and efficiently than hard drives. Downtime is decreased with approximately 94% when using AWS.
One of the most important benefits is the pay-per-use billing model of AWS. As mentioned before, increasing data volumes is very easy with AWS. The same goes for downsizing and decreasing data volumes on the Cloud. You can do this every minute if you want to, and you only pay for what you use. For organisations that are dealing with daily peaks or dealing with seasonality, this is a true benefit.
Organisations can largely benefit from using AWS, since it will help you to operate more cost effectively, regardless of whether you are a start-up, a big enterprise or a governmental institution.
With scalability on demand, the costs of using the AWS infrastructure can also decrease on demand. So, you can use the infrastructure on an as-needed basis without worrying about the costs piling up. The costings of AWS’s infrastructure are highly competitive. There are also no upfront payments required in order to start using services or resources on AWS. This is one of the greatest advantages to using AWS.
But beware: billing is complex and can be confusing. Therefore, it is recommended to work with a reseller. At HeleCloud we provide the same service enabling our customers to understand their individual billing situation. Plan here your free consulting hour with our experts.
Security is extremely important, especially when working on a public cloud. Luckily, AWS has got you covered. One of the key benefits of using AWS is that AWS has security and capability to keep your information safe. As one of the most mature cloud providers, AWS does a good job of defaulting to secure configurations. Next to that, AWS is a star at isolating. Services cannot access other services, unless you explicitly enable access. It is safe to say that AWS is the most secure major cloud platform that is currently existing.
One of the main reasons to use AWS is its emphasis on innovation. AWS allows you to test your ideas before going to the market without investment in expensive hardware. Its tools and resources are also developed to support organisations to innovate. This emphasis on innovation enabled AWS to attract and support businesses; from small startups to leading global brands.
While AWS initially was meant for cloud storage and computing, it has expanded to more than 175 products and services including computing, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools, and tools for the Internet of Things. AWS is a one-stop-shop for your cloud computing and IT needs.
Leading Cloud Provider
AWS has networks in almost 190 nations across the world and supports many active clients. Customers include major organisations including the public sector. It is hard for other cloud providers to compare with the expertise and possibilities of AWS. Since its birth in 2006 AWS has stolen the march on Public Cloud and it’s with this significant advantage that the organisation continues to develop even more features services and products for users in the future.
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