Since its launch in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has become the world’s leading cloud computing platform. Today, hundreds and thousands of customers (including Netflix, Pinterest, Coursera and Dow Jones) are taking advantage of AWS’s low-cost, scalable and secure infrastructure. Whether you want to build big data analytics applications, high-performance websites, or require secure cloud backup and storage, AWS offers many benefits. Here are 5 key benefits of using AWS:
AWS lets you increase storage, bandwidth and computational power within minutes. If you are anticipating an increase in your traffic or usage, you can pay a slightly higher fee to scale up your operation with a few clicks. And if you need to scale down, you can do so in the same manner.
AWS gives you the freedom to pick the operating systems, programming languages, architectures and databases you are familiar with. As a result, you can jump right into using AWS without needing to learn new skills.
For Amazon, cloud security is a top priority. The AWS Security team continually uses a variety of strict measures to harden the AWS infrastructure. You can, therefore, rest assured that your data is safe and that you meet compliance requirements. What’s more, security scales with your AWS cloud usage.
With AWS, you can take advantage of a reliable computing infrastructure. You never have to worry about downtime, as AWS boasts a 99.95% uptime Service Level Agreement availability commitment.