The cloud is speeding up innovation in today’s society, mainly because migrating to the cloud offers businesses an easy way to access faster, more flexible, and cost-efficient resources.
The cloud movement is analogous to putting a jet engine in your car. The car is now much faster, but rather than quadrupling its weight and bankrupting you every time you start it, the jet engine is making your car more agile, safer, more secure AND more cost efficient.
But what is it about the cloud that makes it such a game changer? Sticking to the car theme, here are some of the more compelling reasons why the cloud has become the norm and is driving the future of IT.
SPEED — GETTING FROM A TO B FASTER
The cloud gives your business instant access to an unimaginably vast array of resources, to an extent which was previously unthinkable even for companies with large IT budgets at their disposal. Businesses using the cloud can take advantage of opportunities immediately, decreasing the time to market for many products. Businesses can take ideas from inception to reality at breakneck speed.
Gone are the days of dealing with IT departments for weeks on end to get the infrastructure up and running, as the cloud allows even companies with limited technological skills and budgets to simply launch complicated services and applications.
AGILITY — GETTING FROM A TO B VIA A DIFFERENT ROUTE THAN EXPECTED
The cloud introduces a throwaway mentality to computing. You can launch new infrastructure in minutes and trash it just as quickly. When an obstacle gets in your way or a new market opportunity appears, you can pivot with incredible speed and re-engineer your environment and applications accordingly.
You are no longer trapped with the infrastructure and software that you originally planned and purchased. With the cloud, you can just chuck it in the cloud trash can and start again.
EFFICIENCY — SPENDING LESS TO GET FROM A TO B
There aren’t many areas of life where you can spend less to get more, however the cloud lets you do just that. You will often hear AWS say that you only pay for what you use and it is completely true. You only need to pay for the services that are up and running and you can shut down entire environments when you don’t need them.
In addition, there are many more serverless services available, like Lambda or DynamoDB, which require you to only pay for the milliseconds that they are in use. It’s analogous to paying for your car only while it’s in motion, and the rest of the time, like when it’s sitting in your garage or in a parking space, it costs nothing.
SECURITY — GETTING FROM A TO B WITH LESS CHANCE OF BREAK-INS
A significant amount of the cloud is managed on your behalf by AWS. Things like the network, infrastructure, storage and data centers are all handled for you. This vastly reduces the effort on your part and makes everything much more secure. The parts of the cloud that you are responsible for, such as your data, applications, firewalls, and operating systems, have services baked in that make it easy for you to manage while preventing unauthorized access.
SAFETY — GETTING FROM A TO B WITH LESS CHANCE OF CRASHING
The cloud allows you to build highly available applications so easily that it is almost laughable when compared to the early days of IT. You can build applications that automatically failover to other regions or countries when issues occur, so that end users anywhere in the world are given ridiculous levels of uptime for the applications that they use.
Taking all of this into account, you can see why the cloud is such a breeding ground for innovation and why it has revolutionized IT.
However, the cloud can be overwhelming and understanding what the cloud and AWS can offer can be a daunting task.
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