While the pandemic disrupted much of how people do business, it spiked the use of digital technologies and exposed the need for businesses to keep up with digital transformations.
Business executives are already overseeing more functions run more digitally than physically. It’s a call for businesses to prioritize workload optimization to get the highest level possible of app performance out of the computing platforms they invest in.
Additionally, businesses must step up on how they address new client needs by shifting from on-premise windows workload optimization to cloud technologies that do much more.
If your business depends on an on-premises windows workload optimization, it is time to move on to windows workloads on Amazon Web Services. There are many benefits to it like we’ll discuss here.
Save on IT Spending
Cutting costs is an undeniable benefit of using cloud services. A study conducted by IDC on 12 organizations across different industries showed that each organization saved up to $46 million per year on IT spending by using cloud computing.
On-premise data storage hardware has many disadvantages including space and energy consumption. They also add to your operating costs because they demand that you have IT technicians on board. Cloud computing reduces power usage and space taken up by on-premise hardware. With cloud computing, space and energy costs are transferred to your provider. It’s also easier to determine payment too. You only pay for what you use.
On-premise data centers demand expensive purchases. You may also need to cordon off these servers and incur extra costs. Some business owners have had to buy spare pieces of hardware in case the systems fail at a critical time. AWS cloud has data centers in more than one location and backs up your data and apps.
Companies pay a hefty price for going offline. Some lose up to $300,000 during downtime. Cloud computing is not only faster but more reliable and rarely causes downtime.
On-premise computing needs regular maintenance from IT staff. While cloud computing cannot replace your entire IT department, it gets the maintenance off their hands so they can focus on aspects that grow your business.
Cloud computing shifts the focus of your business from worrying about data, data storage, and security to growth. Besides cutting costs, it promotes data accessibility to users while making it hard for hackers to intrude or companies to lose important data.
Traditional infrastructure prevents businesses from keeping up with tech trends. AWS on the other hand allows seamless functionality and prevents data overloads. Some of the businesses that have greatly benefitted from the scalability of cloud computing are on-demand video platforms and taxi companies.
AWS Security: Keeping Your Data Breach-Proof
According to the Economist, a breach in your network can go unnoticed for a long time. It takes more than 6 months from the time a hacker intrudes into your network and the moment you notice the breach. That’s enough time to cost your business a good reputation and millions of dollars in losses.
Solid security is costly. For most businesses, the kind of capital it takes to install quality data security is unaffordable. AWS cloud services eliminate these costs yet provide the following ample security features.
- Cutting Edge Perimeter Wall
Cheap security measures increase the likelihood of security breaches. They rarely go past primary inspections like where a packet is coming from and where it’s going. AWS perimeter wall inspects file packets for instability before they are allowed into the system. Good firewalls examine packet content too.
- Strong Internal Firewall
Perimeter firewalls secure data from intrusion from the outside. But internal breaches are 100% possible. Internal firewalls were made to prevent internal data threats.
Typically, internal threats come from staff user accounts. They can also come from an abuse of data access privileges from those who have them. As a rule of thumb, internal firewalls should separate personal applications from the company database to prevent internal breaches.
- Data Encryption
Cloud encryption is more than just passwords. Cloud IT experts transform the data before they transfer it to their off-site stores. Your cloud provider then gives encryption keys to the people you authorize. The keys transform the data into understandable information.
This process is a step above passwords and helps you keep information safe. Even if found, a layperson would not be able to read the coded language. If they can’t read it, they can’t use it for themselves or against you.
Tier IV Data Centers Combined with Strong Cloud Hardware Security
Cloud hardware should be accessible to only a few trusted individuals. When a hacker cannot access cloud storage, cloud hardware is a soft spot they can use to download or install viruses.
A Tier 4 data center, also called a level 4 data center, is a combination of all the data layers before it. It has more sophisticated features that duplicate the whole data storage, making it harder for security breaches to occur.
A Tier IV data center protects cloud environment by limiting contact with cloud hardware that manages cloud centers. Some of the security measures include security officers, checkpoints, and video surveillance.
Why You Should Use AWS EC2 for Windows
AWS EC2 (Amazon EC2) provides a next-level cloud computing experience for individuals and businesses seeking to make workload easy and seamless. You can develop servers as you wish, do security configurations, and control storage management. It also helps you to upscale or downscale as you need.
Amazon EC2 provides users with readily configured Amazon Machine Images that enable you to run instances fast. AWS EC2 is part of AWS free usage tier and comes with AMI templates which store server bits, varied configurations called instance types, key pairs to keep your login credentials secure, instance store volumes, Amazon Elastic Block Store to create more storage volume, many Regions and Availability Zones used to store your data, a firewall with an ability to specify protocol and ports, and Elastic IP for dynamic computing experience.
At Agilisium, we promote business growth by providing cloud computing solutions to deal with hundreds of workload problems. It’s easy to jumpstart the process with Agilisium. All you need to do is just request an assessment for your Windows workloads (Windows Optimization and Licensing Assessment). This way, we can help you optimize and reduce more than 50% of your costs.
As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, we have the liberty to even provide the assessment as a complimentary offer to you. Contact us for BYOL and other cloud computing services. We will be glad to help.
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