10 Advantages of hosting your products on AWS
AWS (Amazon Web Services) is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing platform provided by Amazon that includes a mixture of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and packaged software as a service (SaaS) offerings. AWS services can offer an organization tools such as compute power, database storage, and content delivery services. We unpack the 10 advantages of hosting your products on AWS
AWS is made up of so many different cloud computing products and services. The highly profitable Amazon division provides servers, storage, networking, remote computing, email, mobile development, and security. AWS can be broken into two main products: EC2, Amazon’s virtual machine service, and S3, Amazon’s storage system. AWS is so large and present in the computing world that it’s now at least 10 times the size of its nearest competitor and hosts popular websites like Netflix Inc (NFLX) and Instagram.
Here are 10 advantages of hosting your products on AWS.
AWS offers its hosting system at a very low cost, with no upfront fee for joining their network. Their pay-per-use policy makes for a highly attractive option for companies, both big and small.
AWS offers a pay-as-you-go model for its cloud services, either on a per-hour or per-second basis. There is also an option to reserve a set amount of computing capacity at a discounted price for customers who prepay in whole, or who sign up for one- or three-year usage commitments.
If potential customers can’t afford the costs, then AWS Free Tier is another possible avenue for using AWS services. AWS Free Tier allows users to gain first-hand experience with AWS services for free.
2. Ease of use
AWS offers an intelligible platform, making it easy for developers (and non-developers) to use it as a self-service model. A developer can take advantage of AWS command-line tools and software development kits (SDKs) to deploy and manage applications and services. The AWS Command Line Interface is Amazon’s proprietary code interface. AWS SDKs are available for a variety of platforms and programming languages, including Java, PHP, Python, Node.js, Ruby, C++, Android, and iOS.
AWS holds 0 capacity limits enabling devs & businesses to host as much data on their cloud as needed. In turn, it ensures organizations experiencing large spikes in traffic due to a hot selling product, a major news release or seasonality, can cope.
4. Speed & Agility
AWS ensures that devs can change, manipulate and create what they need with minimal effort. Companies can develop and deploy applications faster by acquiring almost instant access to virtually unlimited computing power. Software providers can deploy their products in a Software-as-a-Service model, eliminating the need for clients to install the software locally or maintain their own internal data centers.
AWS allows for the user to choose their desired operating system, coding language, web app platform and database(s). You receive a virtual environment that lets you load the software and services your application requires. This eases the migration process for existing applications while preserving options for building new solutions.
By creating a virtual environment whereby a large variety of software or services can be uploaded, it allows for seamless migration of previous products. In addition, users can also create entirely new solutions.
Providing a secure global computing infrastructure. AWS works as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), enabling companies to establish their data center in the cloud with no investment in physical hardware or data center space. This is resulting in shorter downtimes, rapid experimentation, more innovation, increased global reach, and more successful projects.
AWS is constantly creating new tools which are available to enhance product performance
8. No latency
with multiple data centers all around the world, you can be sure there is a data center very close to wherever you or your customers are located.
9. Easy start-up
launching small EC2 instances in AWS may be simple, but maintaining and monitoring these instances may prove to be more of a challenge. More and more companies are utilizing the help of an AWS reseller or a certified consultant to take care of these day-to-day tasks to ensure max uptime.
AWS utilizes an end-to-end approach to secure and harden our infrastructure, including physical, operational, and software measures. For more information, see the AWS Security Center.
Companies who have started using AWS:
SovTech hosts, supports, maintains and optimises existing software products in the market. We develop your product to perform the way it needs to using data, analytics, and agile development techniques.