Amazon has become a lot of things lately. It started as a small bookseller in a Seattle garage, grew into the world’s largest online marketplace, became one of the most prolific production shingles in Hollywood, and currently controls nearly half of the world’s server market share. To say its subsidiary, Amazon Web Services, is uniquely positioned to provide businesses with transformative, and comprehensive cloud-based technology services is quite frankly something of an understatement.
As a modern infrastructure platform, AWS offers flexible and robust solutions that are able to rapidly scale with your company’s own growth.
In all, AWS comprises more than 90 services, enabling businesses of every kind and breadth to take full advantage of the benefits of cloud technology. Here are the many areas AWS provides services in:
And here are just some of the industries that have found value in making the transition to AWS from legacy infrastructure technology.
The factors involved in deciding to migrate to Amazon Web Services is unique to every company we’ve worked with. Different industries have their own standards and needs, but one of the most common solutions our clients as about is storage space, and how to handle it.
Unlike with dedicated servers, expanding storage space within a cloud ecosystem doesn’t incur you any downtime, meaning that AWS has provided the companies we work with a cost-effective solution that is up or down-scalable necessary.
While lower costs are a huge advantage of AWS, one downside you might face is that pricing can be a bit convoluted, and aren’t necessarily easy to figure out for the uninitiated. In an attempt to help customers gauge what they’ll be paying, Amazon Web Services does provide price estimation tools, but again, they’re not the easiest to follow with all the unique terminology involved. Overall, cost is often calculated on a micro level (as in, cost per second), instead of macro, so where you fall will be highly dependent on your specific application, data migration needs, and how much resources you require.
We here at JNT TEK can help you navigate any pricing confusion you might have to ensure pay a fair rate for the services and resources that you require, and are not paying for services you don’t.
While AWS’s broad set of service offerings have proven to be a boon for our customers, there is at times a barrier of entry that can complicate migration. Transition to a new platform is time and resource intensive, and a lot has been written about what a business needs to consider when making the leap. But what about once you’ve transitioned? Depending on your needs, it’s very likely that you’ll need a more robust hardware setup to ensure constant connection to the services you’re paying for, or specialized software to make managing projects easier.
This is the type of question JNT TEK can help you answer as well, along with providing methods to help you tie your new AWS ecosystem together with productivity boosting integrations.
If you’re thinking about making the switch to AWS from Windows Server 2008, or earlier, it’s especially important that you begin your planning process as soon as possible. With Windows Server 2008 end-of-life rapidly approaching — you have less than a year now until Microsoft stops supporting it — it’s imperative to figure out what’s next. Do you want to stay with a traditional server, or make the leap to the cloud with JNT TEK and AWS?
Contact JNT TEK today for a comprehensive review of your current infrastructure, and to receive recommendations on how to move your business forward with Amazon Web Services.