How is your web app or website performing?
Do customers complain about slowness, unexpected downtime or scalability problems with your app? Many companies who've built their application within the last few years are frustrated by the limited capacity and slow performance of their hosting solution. Unfortunately, the best infrastructure that was available a few years ago, is no longer good enough. Rapidly changing technology in cloud computing requires an upgrade. Choosing a service that will scale exponentially and be flexible with whatever the future requirements will be, is key to scaling your business. The sooner you make the move, the less painful the future will be.
We help clients move their sites and web apps to the cloud to help them scale and plan for the future.
Cloud computing tools like AWS (Amazon Web Services) allow us to spin up thousands of servers in minutes as opposed to the 10 to 18 weeks it typically takes to spin up on-premise servers. It also lets businesses plan for future technology and provides tons of services that may not seem relevant to current business needs, but likely will be relevant sooner than you expect. Services like unlimited storage, continuous integration, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.
Keep Costs Competitive
High operational costs can sink a business. By migrating to the cloud you can predict the changing prices of infrastructure, and increase your ability to match supply and demand. Improving the transparency and elasticity of your business model will help you succeed in the constantly changing economy.
You can't afford to have your development team hit a slump of productivity waiting for infrastructure issues to be resolved. Constantly managing performance issues is not only bad for business, it's bad for morale. Having support as you migrate your platform to the cloud will let your team continue to work at full speed. As you look to the future of your platform, integrating other services like AI and intensive data analytics will be simplified. According to Amazon, it is common to see workforce productivity improvements of 30-50% following a large migration.
Avoid Costly Maintenance
Constant maintenance and the need for hardware refreshes can be key contributors to unexpected and massive costs. Investing in moving to the cloud mitigates many of these unexpected costs and allows your team to plan and structure for the cost to migrate your platform. Although there is an upfront cost to migrating, that is often quickly validated by the costs avoided in unexpected and poorly timed maintenance.
More Resilient Platform
Not to be overlooked, one of the reasons many businesses choose to prioritize migrating to cloud computing is the need to reduce your organization’s risk. AWS and other cloud platforms can be trusted to perform consistently regardless of how quickly you scale. With With 16 Regions comprising 42 Availability Zones (AZs), AWS has the global footprint to improve uptime, thereby reducing your risk related costs.
Businesses need to react and change to the constantly shifting challenges and pressures of the ecosystem around them. Migrating to the AWS Cloud helps increase your operational agility. It gives business teams the flexibility to react to market conditions quickly, whether that's by expanding into new markets, creating new lines of business, or acquiring available assets that offer a competitive advantage, your platform can adjust to meet the needs of your entire business.
If you're interested in learning more about how your business can benefit from cloud computing, and what it would take to migrate your platform, get in touch with our cloud experts at firstname.lastname@example.org.