When it comes to choosing the right cloud service option for your business, it’s important to look at what the provider offers and how they best match your business needs. We suggest you consider scalability, database size and capacity demands. When you assess the costs of cloud computing, be sure to look for hidden charges for bandwidth, API calls, geographical location and messages sent. Arrow’s expert cloud computing solution team can help you choose the right cloud computing option for your business.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched in 2006 and offers a mix of platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and packaged software as a service (SaaS) offerings. The broad IT infrastructure services AWS provides include storage options, computing power and networking and databases. AWS has over 50 services that are easy to access with just a few clicks of your mouse. And if your business requirements change, AWS easily scales without upfront capital expenses.
Some of AWS services include the following:
- Compute: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) offers virtual servers with varying capacities and sizes. Amazon EC2 Container Service and EC2 Container Registry allows you to use images and work with Docker containers on the AWS platform.
- Storage: Amazon Simple Storage Services (S3) offers scalable object storage for analytics, archives and data backup. Amazon Elastic File System provides managed cloud based file storage while Amazon Elastic Block Store offers block level storage to use with EC2.
- Data management and databases: Amazon Relational Database Service has options for SQL Server, Oracle, My SQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB and Amazon Aurora. Amazon DynamoDB manages NoSQL databases.
- Migration, hybrid cloud: AWS Migration Hub and EC2 Systems are some of the various tools to help your business migrate databases, servers, applications and data onto the AWS public cloud.
Microsoft Azure is another cloud option that gives your business the freedom to manage, build and deploy applications on a global network with your preferred frameworks and tools. The hundreds of different services Microsoft Azure provides include databases, file storage, services for mobile and web apps and full virtual machines. Microsoft Azure allows your business to easily add cloud capabilities to your existing network via its platform as a service (PaaS) model. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is also available.
Some of Microsoft Azure services include the following:
- SQL databases: Through managed SQL databases that easily scale, your business saves money on software, hardware and IT expertise.
- Virtual machines: Azure allows you to quickly create Linux or Microsoft virtual machines (VMs) in a matter of minutes. These VMs are cloud based and host services and apps as if they were in your own data centre.
- Azure Active Directory Domain services: Using the same technology as Windows Active Directory this service allows you to remotely manage and move security structures and authentication.
- Visual Studio team services: This add on service offers a complete application lifecycle management (ALM) solution in the Microsoft cloud. Your developers can track and share code changes, perform load testing, and deliver applications to production while collaborating in Azure from all over the world.
Arrow’s Cloud Solutions help your business plug into the cloud with confidence. Our expert cloud migration team makes cloud migration simple. They handle it all including:
- Solution design
- Ongoing maintenance and support
You also get a dedicated Account Manager with 100% Australian support 24/7, 365 days a year. Find out how migrating your business to the cloud is simpler than you think.