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How AWS Development Benefits Businesses

Vikas Singh
Vikas Singh
May 3, 2024
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AWS Benefits for Business
Quick Summary:- Find out how AWS can benefit your business in this blog. Learn how using AWS instead of traditional methods can make your operations better and lead to success.

How AWS Development Benefits Your Business, initially an online bookstore, began its journey in 1995. By 1998, it had diversified its product offerings to include music, video, and a range of other goods. In 2006, Amazon launched Amazon Web Services (AWS), driven by the need to scale their own e-commerce platform.

Fast-forward more than two decades, and AWS has expanded its offerings to include over 200 services. According to a report, the global cloud computing market saw a massive 635% increase from 2010 to 2020. AWS meets over 30% of this demand by offering storage, networking, virtual servers, compute services, and various other tools for different needs.

Some of the companies using AWS cloud services include Meta, Tesla, Netflix, Apple, Twitter, and many more. [Source]

But before we explore the benefits of AWS development for your business, let’s examine what AWS development involves.

What does mean by AWS development?

AWS development focuses on building and managing applications on the AWS cloud platform. This involves integrating various AWS services, which can be categorized as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS), along with other developer tools and managed services.

These services can be provided by AWS partners, freelancers, individual developers, and even AWS-certified developers that you can hire.

Setting up in-house and outsourcing have their own benefits and drawbacks. If cost is your major concern or you don’t have an AWS certified team, outsourcing an AWS partner proves to be a better option.

Whatever approach you take, AWS development offers several benefits. Below are some key benefits that you will get with AWS development.

6 Benefits of AWS Computing

Amazon's AWS services provide a robust foundation that lets you focus on running your business, not keeping the lights on. They offer a dynamic, scalable environment that automatically adjusts to your needs.

You can think of it as your skilled partner that can handle all your scaling needs. It has the expertise and infrastructure to do it far more efficiently than you could in-house.

Cost could be your concern, but it doesn't have to be a barrier. You can partner with an AWS consulting company; these experts can identify areas for significant AWS cloud cost optimization.

Let’s look at the benefits of AWS development for businesses.

1. Faster time to Market

You're racing against your competitors to bring a new product or service to market. Now, ask yourself this: What's it worth to you to be the first out of the gate? Think about an opportunity you will have; it's huge, right?

But flip that scenario. What's it worth to you to lag behind, watching your competitors swoop in and steal your thunder because they're leveraging the speed and agility of the AWS cloud while you're stuck in the slow lane?

It's not just about losing out on potential revenue—it's about losing ground, credibility, and the chance to shape the market in your favor.

AWS provides lightning-fast infrastructure, scalable services, and cutting-edge tools. With these, you can innovate, iterate, and deploy new ideas faster than ever before. And in today's hyper-competitive landscape, that speed isn't just a nice-to-have—it's a must-have.

2. Cost Effective Enterprise features

How much would it cost you to set up your own data center from scratch? We're talking about investing in generators, shelling out for high-speed WAN connectivity, and setting up geo-redundancy, not to mention the hardware redundancy to match.

With AWS, you can get all of that and more for a very low monthly cost. For a fraction of what you'd pay to build and maintain your own data center, AWS gives you access to enterprise-level features like power backup, high-speed connectivity, geo-redundancy, and hardware redundancy, all wrapped up in one package.

With AWS, you can get the keys to a top-of-the-line data center. And AWS isn't just for the big names anymore. Whether you're a startup, a mid-sized company, or a global enterprise, AWS has all the services to run your business smoothly.

3. Flexibility

When it comes to capacity planning and elasticity, the struggle is real with on-premise deployments, right? You're constantly teetering on the edge—too much capacity or insufficient. It's like walking a tightrope with no safety net.

That's where AWS shines. AWS gives you the flexibility to scale up or down as needed, ensuring we're always hitting that just-right capacity.

With the right mix of reserved instances, on-demand, and spot instances, along with some solid monitoring, you can save a lot.

4. Offload capacity planning and hardware management

When you shift your workloads to the cloud, you pass on specific tasks, like capacity planning and hardware management, to the cloud provider. It's like outsourcing those headaches to someone else.

If your website experiences bursts of traffic or unpredictable usage, the cloud can be a lifesaver. Unlike traditional on-premise solutions, cloud services can easily handle these traffic ups and downs without a hitch.

5. Innovation

If your primary goal is to drive growth and innovation in your business, moving to the AWS cloud is smart.

It offers various managed services like AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, AWS WAF, etc and automation tools that can reduce the need for manual infrastructure management. By leveraging these services, your team can redirect their efforts toward developing and improving your products.

AWS empowers businesses to focus on what they do best while offloading the heavy lifting of infrastructure management to the experts. If your team members aren't directly contributing to your core business functions, it might be time to realign their efforts and maximize your business's potential.

6. Unmatched compute service

AWS provides highly redundant power systems that provide continuous uptime. Achieving this can be financially burdensome in a small, four-rack data center setup. Matching this level of redundancy in our own facility would be a significant investment.

In addition, AWS's ability to spread compute resources across different locations ensures high availability and fault tolerance. For smaller setups like ours, achieving this level of connectivity would be daunting, if not impossible.

So, when we weigh the options, it's clear that AWS offers unparalleled reliability and peace of mind, something that would be challenging and costly to achieve in our own small-scale data center.

ready to take your business to the aws cloud

But you know there are some limitations to AWS 

It's convenient, no doubt. But it comes with its limitations. When you start relying on cloud-specific features, you're basically trying to become more successful by forming a relationship with your successful cloud provider.

One thing you might encounter is Amazon’s EC2 Limits.AWS sets limitations on the resources you can use, which vary from region to region. So, your location can actually affect how many services you can access.

Amazon AWS vs In-House: Which Costs Less? 

When we talk about traditional on-premises setups, you're looking at a big investment. You need a team to manage everything from networking to storage, virtualization, and maintaining the physical facilities. Plus, all that hardware purchase is upfront, even if you're unsure how much of it you'll use.

On the other hand, with AWS, you're moving away from that capital-intensive model. Instead of shelling out for hardware and hiring a management team to keep things ticking, you're paying for what you actually use. This is where you can save.

But moving everything to the cloud can also be expensive if you don't plan well. Shifting all your on-site stuff to the cloud might end up costing more than keeping it on-site. We're talking about a big bill every year in the millions.

So, what's our strategy? Well, we're all about playing it smart. We stick to the cloud for stuff that really benefits from it, like customer-facing services that need to be up and running 24/7. But when it comes to our internal engineering work, we keep it old-school with our on-premise setup. Why? Because it's cost-effective, plain and simple.


Feeling overwhelmed by the cloud? We can help. Our cloud consulting services specialize in deploying, optimizing, and upgrading AWS solutions. We can guide you through the process and ensure a smooth transition.

Schedule a free consultation with our experts. We'll help you determine if cloud migration can benefit your company.


Vikas Singh

Vikas Singh

Vikas, the visionary CTO at Brilworks, is passionate about sharing tech insights, trends, and innovations. He helps businesses—big and small—improve with smart, data-driven ideas.

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