Moving business to Cloud means a lot more than leaving behind the hassles of traditional infrastructure and on-premise resources. When executed properly, there are several tangible and pervasive benefits to this transition. The major benefits are as follows:
1. Major Cut Down On It Infrastructure, Staff And Downtime Cost
For traditional IT business models, the major source of expenditure is the installation, configuration and maintenance of on-premise servers. AWS’s pay-per-use feature cancels out the expenses of data centre capital and operations and gives you the freedom to focus on the core business. Consequently, move to Clouds usually correlates with a direct increase in productivity and revenue.
2. Elasticity & Flexibility Of Operations
In a traditional IT business model, you are required to predict the computing resources required for the next few years. When you underestimate the requirement, it will directly impact your computing power and consequently, bring down the customer experience. On the other hand, if you overestimate your requirements, you end up spending money on superfluous resources. But AWS’s utility-based metering system gives your business the elasticity to align your infrastructure requirements as per the demand.
3. Scalability Of On-demand Resources
AWS instances allow you to scale up or down your computing resources according to your business requirements and application and service demands. If your business experiences a sudden surge in demand, you only need to deploy new servers. Similarly, if there is a drop in demand you can cancel the superfluous resources.
4. Ease Of Access And Operation
In an AWS Cloud model, the IT infrastructure does not require any physical upgrades. Organisations have unlimited access to computing power and can make changes and upgrades on-the-fly – meaning you have the speed and agility to develop and launch application much faster!
Moreover, Amazon has multiple data centres around the world so you can access your information anytime from anywhere. This feature can be advantageous in replicating business models to set up core business in a new geographical location or to form a disaster recovery program.
5. High-end Security Infrastructure
AWS security and compliance work on a shared responsibility model. To put it simply, AWS is responsible for the infrastructure that is being offered on the Cloud and the customer is responsible for the management and security configuration of the guest operating system. So, it’s a double layered protection where the first layer of security (by AWS) adheres to global governance and compliance and the second layer of security architecture can be customised completely based on the business requirement.
Migration to AWS Cloud is a sure-fire way to
- Work faster,
- Reduce downtime,
- Achieve higher productivity,
- Increase product and/or service offerings,
- Ensure customer satisfaction &
- Generate higher revenue!