Cloud computing technology has matured significantly over the years and offers many advantages to businesses to run efficiently and successfully.

Amazon Web Services: Why Using the Cloud is Important to your Business

Date: May 8th, 2019
Author: Brent Baker
Tags: Powernet, Telecommunications, Technology, AWS, AmazonWebServices, IT

Let's start with the basics. What is AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) are reliable cloud-based solutions, that offer database storage, security, computing power, and over 100 tools available that are scalable to fit your business's needs.

Why is it important for your business?

Cloud computing technology has matured significantly over the years and offers many advantages to businesses to run efficiently and successfully. Especially for small businesses and start-ups that may not have the capital to purchase servers and other hardware appliances.

Data Management and Storage: Uses "the cloud" for storage and access of data and programs on the Internet, instead of using a device's internal storage or server. This allows for businesses to share resources with its users instantly and a pay-as-you-go model.

Better Security: Offers a more secure and reliable network with dozens of data centers worldwide that continuously monitor and manage. This provides a backup capability for your data and infrastructure, without the worry of managing it yourself.

Scalability: Offers budget friendly options for businesses of all sizes. You have the ability to choose which products and services you need with no contract or long-term commitment. As you grow, AWS grows with you as you need more services and solutions. This eliminates the need to worry about outgrowing old hardware, replacing drives, or other equipment if they fail.

Cost Efficient: A key component in cost savings for your business is that with AWS, you can have infinite and automatic scalability, only pay for what you use, and have no infrastructure costs to store and maintain your data. AWS also has many tools that abstract away common tasks, for example, spinning up websites or applications with Elastic beanstalk, not worrying about the underlying Apache/Nginx, and server setup.

Other examples of what AWS can help with:

  • Running web and application servers in the cloud to host dynamic websites
  • Share and distribute content easily and quickly with high data transfer speeds and low running costs
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Quality Control
  • Ability to access files and data from anywhere
  • And much more!

This all enables you to focus on projects that differentiate your business, not the infrastructure. Cloud computing lets you focus on your customers and services, rather than worry about your IT platform. Powernet is a Certified AWS Consulting Partner.