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Why is AWS a Good Choice for a Cloud Provider?

Posted by Dave Brannon on 15 Dec 2020

You’ve made the decision to migrate to the cloud. But what vendor is best? There are certainly a number of cloud providers to choose from. Here are 8 reasons why Alacriti chose to work with AWS Cloud.

  1. Agility to meet volatile business cycles

The cloud allows your company to move quickly and be agile with so many changes. You pay for what you use and have the ability to add or even downgrade if your business needs change. 

  1. Reorganize IT cost structure moving CAPEX to OPEX 

CAPEX is a capital expense a business incurs to create a benefit in the future. OPEX is an operating expense required for the day-to-day functioning of a business. Buying hardware (CAPEX) upfront and having it depreciate over time is not the way of the future. Companies are finding ways to cut costs, and more predictability allows more flexibility and control.

  1. Agile application release cycles through DevOps

Through this process, developers can assign projects and bring them to completion more rapidly. Bringing products to market faster and within a timeline helps companies go to market faster, continue to automate, and save money. 

  1. Better operational control of the platform

AWS provides you visibility and control of your infrastructure with services like AWS System Manager. AWS System Manager provides a unified user interface so you can view operational data from multiple AWS services.  It also allows you to automate operational tasks across your AWS resources. 

  1. Elasticity to support high seasonality and on-demand consumption

AWS provides customers the ability to scale their platform as their needs decrease and grow during peak times. With a CAPEX model, you are forced to purchase more hardware and are stuck with that expenditure regardless of the amount of data storage needed.

  1. Cost reduction and improved cost predictability

AWS allows you to get out of that Capex model and reduce your overall expenditure. It also allows you to have controlled predictability with your IT spend, knowing how much you will spend monthly. 

  1. Facilitate access to enhanced capabilities (e.g.,  analysis of massive amounts of data)

AWS provides multiple services that help facilitate access to enhanced capabilities. For example, Amazon Macie is a fully managed data security and data privacy service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to discover and protect your sensitive data in AWS.

  1. Increased security and controls through automation

Automating security and controls is probably the biggest reason to make the move to the cloud. Not having to allocate more resources and time to something extremely important yet non-revenue generating can be a lifesaver. AWS provides more services and products than any cloud provider when it comes to security and controls for your cloud environment. 

Alacriti Consulting, an Advanced Consulting Partner of AWS; provides consulting, migration, management services, and security assessments for AWS environments. Whether you need assistance with data migration or to prepare for compliance audits, Alacriti is here to help. For more information please call (908) 791-2916 or email awsconsulting@alacriti.com.

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Dave Brannon Senior AWS Cloud Consultant Dave has several years of experience working with complex cloud technology-based solutions, including strategy, implementation, migration, and managed services. He leverages this expertise to help clients with deep strategy development, operating model architecture skills, and partnership with clients to make bold decisions on priority leadership issues.

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