Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is a pay-as-you-go cloud platform that includes compute power, storage and database services as its core components. Users can select the CPU, memory, storage, networking capacity and access controls, OS, security and additional software needed to run a virtual computing environment.
According to Gartner, the use of cloud computing is growing and by 2017 nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments. The opportunity for you to develop and administer unique business solutions for your customer is now.
How do you choose the best cloud solution for your customers?
“Today, IT organisations are relying on automation as the unifying piece for IT and the business – providing greater interactivity for connecting people, applications, policies and systems with a wide range of capabilities that allow users to automate more than ever before” (Kaitlin Olcott).
What are the 10 key requirements to look for when making the decision to implement automation?
Elasticity; the ability to match demand to supply, is one of the fundamental properties of the cloud. If your business runs AWS EC2 instances that aren’t needed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you may be throwing money away. Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances that aren’t continuously performing some type of function (for example hosting a website) should be shut down to save costs.
Google is preparing to battle AWS on a new cloud front, having announced the beta release of an off-premise cold storage service to rival AWS’s Glacier. Google’s “Nearline” allows users to store data on the cloud that is infrequently accessed, but may need to be retrieved at a moment’s notice for disaster recovery purposes.