Why to choose AWS Cloud for your Web Application?


It can be very confusing when you know nothing about clouds to choose one of them that actually supports your application and innovates at the same time your application grows. That’s why I decided to talk you about AWS. In this blog, I’m going to show you why AWS cloud is one of the best Cloud providers that you can choose to host any application or utilize their services for your advantages.

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Short AWS History

First of all, let’s have a background about AWS…

Amazon Web Services (AWS) was officially released in 2006. However, its development started earlier in 2003. The first available service was SQS; it was developed in November 2004, followed by EC2. AWS was mainly focused on website and application hosting in those days. Nowadays you can expect to run any type of workload in the AWS cloud.

Who trusts AWS

AWS is not only for startups or SMB; there are a lot of Enterprises already trusting on AWS. Here are some of the Enterprise customers that trust AWS:

AWS Breadth of innovation

From 2006 to 2018 Amazon has created and improved “3,951” features and services in their cloud. It has been seven consecutive years named the #1 Leader of IaaS provider. That being said, we can determine that Amazon Web Services will be with us for the long run of our businesses and continue to innovate their services and processes to satisfy our application’s demands.

AWS Services

Amazon Web Services offers a wide variety of services, including compute power, database engines, resources for authentication, services for migration of data and storage solutions.
Here is an image with the most used and popular services on AWS.

AWS Pricing Model

Amazon services’ prices vary and depend on the service that you are using. These prices can be calculated by different methods, but the main one is for the time of usage, as Amazon (AWS) says so, you pay for what you use. Hours are the main factor in this method, followed by the minutes and seconds of use of certain services.

You can read How AWS Pricing works to know more about AWS pricing.

AWS Compliance Certifications

AWS engages with independent third-party auditors and certifying bodies. Customers can review this information and policies on the AWS site. They mainly operate with these certifications:

10 reasons to choose AWS over other similar cloud providers

1. Global Infrastructure: You will have access to the infrastructure to deploy your application all around the globe. Every service is available in several regions which will allow to Geo distribute your environments.

2. Data redundancy: AWS, by default, creates different copies of your data and replicated between AZ’s.

3. Low Latency Content Delivery: You will have access to one of the largest content delivery networks all around the globe. This will allow your users or customers to access your application faster than ever before.

4. Affordable Compute, Network and Storage solutions: Their core services available for you. Just one click away you can have computed resources like servers, services, disks, networks and buckets to process and store all your data and applications.

5. Integration with a lot of third-party services: Amazon always works with 3rd party services and providers to offer a wide variety of services to their customers and better solutions.

6. Pay as you go pricing model: With this payment model, you only pay for what you use, either seconds, minutes or hours. It will depend on the service.

7. More usage – Pricing becomes cheaper: While most of the traditional IaaS charge you more as you grow, Amazon always lower its prices to the ones that consume a lot of their resources.

8. Highly availability: AWS offers 99.999999999% availability of their services.

9. IT has managed services: You won’t have to stress again when managing a database, a cache service an API, Containers or functions, AWS offers different services such as Amazon S3, RDS, Aurora, Elasticache, ECS, Fargate, API Gateway and Lambda. They are fully managed by AWS.


AWS Benefits for Customers and usage

  • Pay per use
  • Decrease time to market
  • Agility to launch servers
  • Agility to integrate services
  • Easy and cheap storage solutions
  • Agility in application development
  • Fully managed services.

Common use cases in the Cloud

1. Development and testing: Any new product or service should live in the AWS cloud, due to all the services that AWS offers the pace of development or innovation will be faster than in any other cloud or on-premise environment.

2. Experiment Workloads: There are a lot of ways to utilize AWS services to experiment any workload. Before launching your service or product, you can try different services, tiers, server types, etc.

3. Cloud hosting: You can host almost anything on the AWS cloud. It provides you all the tools that you need to migrate any environment to their public or private cloud and optimize your resources and still being cost-efficient. If you want to learn more about AWS pricing, visit ”How AWS Pricing works”

4. Hybrid Cloud: Amazon has all the connectivity you need to develop your own hybrid cloud. There are certain types of businesses that can’t be cloud-native due to their country regulations, but this is not an impediment to use the cloud. Instead, we encourage them to use AWS to create their own Hybrid Cloud which will help them to become agiler and optimize their processes while following the best cloud practices on AWS. Learn more about types of cloud here.

5. Integration with a lot of third-party services: Amazon always works with 3rd party services and providers to offer a wide variety of services to their customers and better solutions.

In the end

I hope you understood everything I wrote on this blog, I really like Amazon Web Services due to the multiple options and services that they offer, and because of their marvelous money-saving-pricing-model.

At a long-term commitment with AWS, you will notice every improvement or new feature that you want to implement to your application, website or blog becomes easier as AWS grows and provides you better tools.

Also, you should take in mind that you will be in charged upon usage, so the more you use, the more they will likely to charge you. That’s why you will always need to take in mind services costs (hourly rate) of AWS. Click here if you want a cloud assessment.

Many organizations are moving to the cloud for the simple fact that it simplifies the IT resources management, increases their availability and scalability, increases development agility and lowers their cost.

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