What is AWS?
Amazon Web Services, or AWS as most people call it, is Amazon's "Cloud Computing" platform. It contains a variety of different services to reduce the cost of your IT infrastructure. Some examples of those services include cloud-based virtual servers, cloud-based storage solutions, and a flexible way of adapting your IT infrastructure to your business (instead of the other way around).
How can AWS reduce my costs?
AWS is designed in a way that you only pay for what you actually use, and even better, AWS can scale your environment dynamically, depending on the current load.
What services does Head In Cloud offer?
Head In Cloud helps you define and implement your AWS project according to Amazon's best practices. We can assist you with the high-level design, to the little details of the technical implementation. Both for new infrastructures, as migrations of an existing infrastructure.
What are some typical use-cases?
While putting your entire ERP system in the cloud is possible, it might be not be the first item on your migration list. If you just want to get your feet wet with AWS, here are some examples of good candidates to move into a public or hybrid cloud model:
Does your website get more visitors during the day than during the night? Do your web servers suffer from overload during the holiday season? Then your website is a good candidate to move to AWS, and take advantage of the Auto-Scaling feature. Let AWS dynamically add extra servers during peak moments, and remove them again when the load returns to normal.
Do you have a dynamic test environment where servers are set up and taken down almost all the time? Maybe you should consider moving this environment to a hybrid-cloud model. Enjoy the benefits of creating servers on-the-fly that are available almost instantly.
Paying a lot of money for a data center that you might never use? Why not consider AWS as your DRP data center? Thanks to AWS, you can have a flexible DRP site that only needs to be deployed when disaster strikes.