What Makes the AWS Cloud so Cool!?

We watched an AWS Cloud webinar, so, you don’t have to. (But if you want to, it’s attached below.) Here are are three aspects of the AWS cloud that make it both unique and useful, particularly for ISVs (Independent Software Vendors.)

  • Architectural Design helps ISV’s customers focus on which services are being used, understand how scalability is managed, and preview how an application looks in the cloud. The priority of the architectural design is to ensure:
    • High performance / ability 
    • Dynamic scalability 
    • Adherence to AWS best practices
    • Flexibility to automate app deployment – using CloudFormation templates, AWS Marketplace, and more
  • Security & Compliances allow ISV’s to provide their customers with risk assessment and mitigation methodologies to strengthen their security posture on AWS. These features supply customers with the documentation to explore how application deployment in AWS meets requirements and reduces a barrier to entry.
    • Architectural security strategy
    • Frameworks for compliance 
    • Policy and controls mapping
  • Cost Optimization assists ISV’s in offering more cost-effective services to their customers. This aspect persuades customers to adopt more solutions by ensuring that software properly utilizes AWS. With increased elasticity, and a minimized resource consumption, customers are facilitated in making decisions to move forward with an application.
    • Minimizes idle resources
    • Properly right-sizing infrastructure 
    • Helps avoid common architecture pitfalls

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