One of the most important things to understand about a cloud transformation is that you’re not necessarily talking about an “all or nothing” affair. Yes, the cloud has changed the rules for IT infrastructures and there are a large number of benefits associated with going “all-in.” But at the same time, businesses should make an effort to adopt the cloud in a way that is best-suited for their own unique business needs.
Case in point: by expanding your in-house IT footprint into Amazon Web Services in a more precisely focused, strategic way, you can unlock a variety of benefits in terms of scalability, versatility and can even reduce operational costs – all at the exact same time.
What Kinds of Applications Work Best for AWS?
Many of the mission critical enterprise applications you’re already using like those from Microsoft, SAP’s enterprise resource planning and even Oracle need to be up and running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
These are the types of applications that are perfect for AWS as it’s not only a way to run your apps in the cloud in a way that simplifies infrastructure management. It also allows you to deploy new apps more quickly, lower your overall cost of ownership and increase revenue at the exact same time.
Overall, any application that depends on agility, flexibility and (most importantly) availability is perfect for an AWS environment.
Navigating the Extensive Products and Services in the AWS Console
All told, Amazon Web Services offers a broad array of cloud-based products for you to choose from depending on your needs, including ones aimed at important tasks like compute, storage, analytics, networking, management tools, security and even the Internet of Things (IoT).
But the important thing to understand is that AWS is also nothing if not malleable – which means that even the idea of integrating AWS with your in-house infrastructure can mean a lot of different things to different organizations.
Maybe you’re not interested in compute at all, and data protection, threat detection and continuous monitoring are your top priorities. Or maybe you’re looking for a new way to reinvent how your business delivers value to customers by embracing modern application development for increased innovation and to get products into the market faster than ever.
AWS can do all of this and more, giving you a genuine opportunity to expand your infrastructure in a way that closely aligns with your long-term goals as a business. You can leverage only the products that matter most to you without being forced to “buy into” solutions that you never really needed to begin with.
This is ultimately why the idea of fit versus cost is so essential. With the right partner by your side, you can deploy and manage your AWS environment exactly like you would with your on-premises infrastructure – all in a way that helps you create right-sized deployments to tackle both your performance and your cost needs.
What you’re left with is a perfect storm in the best possible way. Those workloads that can remain on-premises can stay there, but everything else can be moved into the cloud to allow your business to move faster, lower IT costs and scale appropriately, all in one fell swoop.
The HI-TEX Solutions Approach
At HI-TEX Solutions, we’ve been proudly helping clients not only design but deploy and manage their AWS environments for many years – and we’re excited for the opportunity to do the same for you. In addition to having AWS Certified Architects, HI-TEX also has a passionate team of Cloud Practitioners and AWS System Administrators in-house – all of whom are dedicated to making sure that you can enjoy all of the benefits of a true cloud transformation with as few of the potential downsides as possible.
If you would like to find out more information about integrating AWS with your in-house infrastructure, or if you just have any additional questions about our managed IT support services that you’d like to discuss with someone in a bit more detail, – contact HI-TEX Solutions today.