Companies are no longer asking themselves whether they should innovate. They are deciding how and when. How do you choose which course to take? How to best optimize processes and protocols? And how do you make sure you pick a solution that is both flexible and scalable? Amazon Web Services offers solutions that are different from those of its competitors. As a member of the Amazon conglomerate, it prides itself on offering services that are customer-centric, scalable, flexible, and fast. Let’s take a look at what that means.
While many companies still build new features based on self-drafted roadmaps, AWS develops solutions based on user feedback and market needs. It identifies and analyzes user needs and uses that data to implement features that matter. As a retail subsidiary, AWS’s cloud solutions are transparent and no-nonsense: what you see is what you get. Choosing AWS as a partner is choosing an IT vendor with a retailer mindset.
Allowing you to focus on your core business
At Cloudar, we take the hassle out of your end-to-end, so you can focus on your business. Why would you spend your limited time on server management and database issues? Focus on your strengths and let us do the rest. Technology is not your end goal. It is a means to an end. Why spend your resources building an AI text recognition tool, for example, when you could just as easily outsource it to AWS? AWS has spent years developing and honing a comprehensive offer of machine learning services. It is an expert in supporting cloud infrastructure. You, too, can put the power of machine learning in the hands of every developer, data scientist, and expert practitioner in record time.
A quicker time to market
Lead times on IT projects are daunting. A great idea can get buried on the long road from concept to execution. You need to take stock of your skills, resources, and budget. Then you have to make estimates (which often turn out to be unrealistic) and check in with procurement, all before you write a single line of code or acquire any resources. More likely than not, you will end up with a project that took a lot longer to develop than estimated. A project that went over budget. And a project that somehow still didn’t reach its full potential. With AWS, it’s all just a matter of a few clicks.
Embracing the DevOps mindset
DevOps combines cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increase an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services efficiently. It helps you to evolve and improve products at a faster pace than those who still rely on traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. Speed is a massive competitive advantage: it allows you to better serve your customers and compete more effectively within your industry.
DevOps models do away with silos within development and operations. In some cases, development and operations teams are merged into a single team. You will find engineers working across the entire application lifecycle, from development and testing to deployment and operations. This approach stimulates smoother processes and well-rounded skill development, as engineers become more engaged in all parts of the product cycle. AWS can help you to facilitate this mindset, because it offers a wide range of tools that makes your infrastructure a lot more programmable than it would be in a traditional IT environment. The AWS toolbox is the perfect catalyst when implementing a DevOps way of working.
Part of an established community
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, so it was important to us at Cloudar that companies and engineers are using and evangelizing AWS. We were happy to learn that there is a large, active AWS community to help you find the best way to tackle your challenges. AWS often organizes networking events where you can meet like-minded people and compare notes to help you thrive. Cloudar recently co-hosted GameDay with AWS—a hands-on, gamified learning exercise to help people excel at operational cloud skills. It’s the perfect way to get ahead of the competition.
Are you looking to supercharge innovation? Do you want solutions that work without taking years to implement? Get in touch with Cloudar and learn how you can get the most out of AWS.