Sam Samarasekera

Why AWS’s building block structure can benefit SMBs

AWS’s Structure Can Benefit SMBs

With every year that passes, the popularity of cloud technology increases as more businesses choose to make the move.

This has led to more and more SMBs implementing AWS products to increase their operational services and improve their overall productivity.

With the number of available cloud products constantly growing, here’s why AWS could meet your business needs.

Why choose AWS for your SMB

Finding the cloud product to match your exact needs can be challenging. But AWS isn’t just for the mega-corporations with hundreds of servers, it can fit around your startup or SMB’s requirements and frequently tops the list as one of the best cloud products on the market.

AWS offers SMBs the chance to introduce a brand spanking new cloud infrastructure, which will not only remove business stress but also grows alongside their expansion plans.

Our experience shows businesses are most familiar with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), one of the most popular platforms offered by Amazon. Its building block structure enables you to select the features you need right from the off, and then you’ll be able to add other blocks as you expand.

You need to remember there isn’t an official ‘off the shelf’ product with Amazon Cloud, and although some configurations are fixed, there are around 65,000 combinations for you to choose from. During this, you’ll also decide on your subscription level, which can range from free to pay-as-you-go. The one you select will come down to the amount of data and products you’ll use.

What should I consider when migrating my SMB to the cloud?

SMBs across the globe have already seen the benefits that switching to the cloud can provide. Increasing productivity, growth and market share, this new technology offers a smarter way of doing business.

In my opinion, one of the main things to consider when choosing your cloud product is how it fits with your business goals, and that’s why the building block structure makes AWS stand out.

For the migration to go without a hitch, you may need to bring in an AWS professional to help set up the product. Moving to the cloud can help you reduce costs in the long-term, and for it to be a success, you’ll want the system set up to be as painless as possible.

These professionals will also have the skills and expertise to pick out the correct building block configuration to help your business thrive by taking into account your current and future workloads and required resources.

Although migrating to the cloud is a cost-saving exercise for many, one thing you’ll need to consider when introducing more building blocks or making your product more complicated it can increase your spend, so you’ll need to make sure everything meets your needs right from the get-go.

Working remotely is a perk that many professionals working in the IT sector value, with research showing that over two-thirds of staff work away from the office at least once a week. By introducing cloud products to your organization, that users can access from anywhere, it also opens up the opportunity for your employees to work remotely and ensures business is running as usual.

Expanding your business operations into the cloud will take time and planning. The logistics won’t simply fall into place, but by having the right platform in place before taking drastic steps, it can ease your expansion worries and help you achieve your desired success.

By Sam Samarasekera

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