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How AWS Environment is Different from Traditional On-Premise Services

How AWS Environment is Different from Traditional On-Premise Services

There is a thin line that separates a Cloud hosted AWS environment from a traditional on-premise setup, yet, the line holds a lot of differences between them. Apart from the tightened enterprise-level security on Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform, the AWS platform is very easy to use and flexible to be scaled in both the directions. The traditional on-premise model is not cost-friendly since companies tend to spend a lot of money on disk storage and other hardware. Also, a lot of costs are incurred on applications which show high utilization or requirements of resources only for a month in a year. In order to prevent from that application crashing, the technology specialist has to incur to cost of incorporating additional resources in the server. The Amazon Web Services platform is very much scalable as compared to the traditional model. Since you can increase the load bearing capacity for your servers by the click of a mouse, it gives you the immense flexibility to utilize those resources judiciously only when the demand is high. On the contrary, for the on-premise environment, physical resources have to be planned, bought and installed much earlier in order to avoid downtimes. Another main advantage of the AWS platform is that it is cost-effective since the user is paying for the resources which you are using. During periods of high utilization, you can pay extra to increase your resources. This is not possible at all with the traditional on-premise model. One of the biggest factors in deciding in favor of AWS environment is that it gives complete control to manage and monitor complex systems without any requirement to do coding or transitioning. AWS partners such as Progressive IT have dedicated AWS teams which help clients to configure their existing applications on the cloud and they also help them create a plan for disaster recovery as per their business need. Another added advantage is that the AWS environment is PCI, HIPAA, SCO compliant so you do not have to worry about spending dollars for getting your applications compliant again. The AWS environment provides its own simplified reporting tools which help in getting your applications compliant when they are due. Also, the reporting tool helps you generate reports for trend analysis and other business intelligence requirements for which you might not require a dedicated Business Intelligence or ETL tool as such.