Even though Amazon Web Services (AWS) hasn’t been in the spotlight as much as its competitors, we here at IntelliTeK are firm believers that AWS is great for building a business from the bottom as it provides all the tools necessary for companies to start up with the cloud. As a managed IT service provider, we believe every business should have some form of cloud solutions which they can rely on.
2016 was the first year that Amazon revealed its revenue figures, and the figures were out of this world. For the 1st quarter of 2015 Amazon raked in nearly AU$2 billion of revenue then grew to AU$2.3 billion for quarter two and AU$2.6 billion for the third quarter. Amazon were clearly doing something right and every product/service had contributed to their huge amount of revenue, including AWS.
So what is AWS?
AWS is a gold-mine for managed IT services firms across Australia. The reason being is its highly profitable 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 divided into 12 global regions, each of which has multiple availability zones in which its servers are located.
These serviced regions are divided in order to allow users to set geographical limits on their services (if they so choose), but also to provide security by diversifying the physical locations in which data is held. Managed IT services sydney providers can take pride in knowing that AWS has several servers located around Sydney.
Customisable and Scalable
Since AWS’s cost is modified based on the customers’ usage, start-ups and small businesses can see the obvious benefits of using Amazon for their computing needs. In fact, AWS is great for building a business from the bottom as it provides all the tools necessary for companies to start up with the cloud. IntelliTeK, alongside AWS, provides low-cost migration services so that your existing infrastructure can be seamlessly moved over to AWS.
As a company grows, AWS provides resources to aid in expansion and as the business model allows for flexible usage, customers will never need to spend time thinking about whether or not they need to reexamine their computing usage. In fact, aside from budgetary reasons, companies could realistically “set and forget” all their computing needs and let managed IT services firms take care of it all for them.
Security and Reliability
Arguably AWS is more secure than hosting your own website or storage. AWS currently has dozens of data centers across the globe which are continuously monitored and strictly maintained. The diversification of the data centres ensures that a disaster striking one region doesn’t cause a permanent data loss worldwide. Imagine if Netflix were to have all of their personnel files, their content and their backed-up data centralized on-site on the eve of a hurricane. It would be madness.
AWS has tried to keep their data centres as hidden as possible, locating them in out-of-the-way locations and allowing access only on an essential basis. The data centres and all the data contained therein are safe from intrusions and, with Amazon’s experience in cloud services, outages and potential attacks can be quickly identified and easily remedied, 24 hours a day. The same can’t be said for a small company whose computing is handled by a single IT guy working out of a large office, and based on our experience it all works out to be cheaper for your IT to be handled by managed IT services rather than in-house IT.
Every managed IT services provider has their own weapon of choice, ours is AWS. We offer cheap, customisable packages to suit any business. It’s secure and very easy to use and manage. For a FREE audit on your existing IT and Infrastructure, call us on 1300 768 779 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.