What is the most important advantage of using AWS? You can think of it as cost savings. But saving is not the only advantage. Let’s also see what other advantages you can take advantage of AWS.
Innovative and fast-growing platform
AWS is continuously announcing new services, features, and improvements. You can visit the AWS accouncing link to see the AWS growth rate.
From January 1 to October 21, 2017 a total of 719 publications and 2016 were 641. Using advanced technology provided by AWS will help you create valuable solutions for your customers and thus gain a competitive advantage.
AWS reports 3Q2017 net profit of $ 4.1 billion. Increase 42% over the previous year (Q3 2016 – Q3 2017). AWS will scale and expand in the coming years, such as adding AWS services and data centers.
Services that solve general problems
AWS is a platform of services. Common problems such as load balanceing, queuing, and message storage are handled by the AWS service. You don’t have to have a strong team to deal with that. Your main task is to choose the right services for building complex systems. So let AWS manage your services while you only need to focus on your customers.
Because AWS has API support, you can automate anything: You can write code to create a network, instantiate a virtual machine cluster, or deploy a relational database. Automation helps increase reliability and improve efficiency.
The more dependencies your system has, the more complex it gets, the more dependencies your system has. Users can quickly lose sight, while computers can process charts of any size. You should focus on the tasks that humans are good at, such as describing the system, while the computer figure out how to deal with dependencies to create the system.
Set up a blueprint based cloud environment that can be automated with the help of infrastructure in the form of code.
Ability of extension
Scalability helps you solve the load problem of the machine. You can scale from 1 virtual machine to thousands of virtual machines. Memory can be increased from gigabytes to pegabytes. You do not need to predict the load in the coming months and years.
If you run a web shop you get seasonal traffic. You must consider traffic by day versus night, days versus weekends or holidays. It would be great if you could increase the load on the machine if the traffic goes up and decreases as the traffic decreases. That is exactly the meaning of scalability. You can initialize new virtual machines in minutes and throw them away for a few hours afterwards.
Cloud has almost no space constraints. You don’t have to think about machine space, switches, or power supplies – you can add virtual machines as you like. If your data volume increases, you can always add new storage capacity.
Built for error handling (reliability)
Most AWS services have high availability or fault tolerance by default. If you use those services, then you get free reliability. AWS helps you build systems in a reliable way. It provides everything you need to create your own highly available or fault-tolerant system.
Reduce the time it takes to bring products to market
In AWS, you request a new virtual machine, and within minutes the virtual machine is started up and ready for use. This is true of any AWS service. You can use them all according to your needs.
Your development time will be faster because of a shorter response round. You can remove constraints such as the number of test environments, if you need a new test environment you can create within a few hours.
Benefit from low cost
AWS is constantly upgrading its global infrastructure. So AWS benefits from economies of scale. As a client, you will benefit from this effect.
AWS always offers discounts on their cloud services. For example:
- November 2016, S3 object storage service is reduced from 16% to 28%.
- In May 2017, the price is reduced from 10% to 17% for virtual machine service with a commitment of 1 to 3 years of use.
- In July 2017, AWS offers a 52% discount on virtual machines running Microsoft SQL Server (Starndard Edition).
Do you serve customers around the world? Using AWS global infrastructure has the following advantages: low network latency between your customer and your infrastructure, being able to comply with regional data protection requirements, and benefit from the price Different infrastructure in different regions.
AWS provides data centers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, so you can deploy your application worldwide with minimal effort.
When you use AWS services, you can be sure that quality and security comply with the latest standards and certificates. For example:
- ISO 27001 – Global information security standard by being certified by an independent and accredited certification body.
- ISO 9001 – A standardized quality management approach that is used globally and certified by an independent and accredited certification body.
- PCI DSS Level 1 – A data security standard for card payments to protect cardholder data.
If you want to know more, please visit https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/ . If you are still not convinced that AWS is a professional partner, you should know that Expedia, Vodafone, FDA, FINRA, Airbnb, Slack, and many other companies are running great applications on AWS.
We have discussed a lot about the reasons for using AWS. But what about the price? We will discuss that in the next section.
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Reference source: Amazon Web Services in Action, 2nd Edition (Michael Wittig and Andreas Wittig).