Businesses now consider AWS a viable solution for hosting their mission-critical applications. As customer use cases change, so too do their requirements for high-availability infrastructure across the public cloud. AWS customers today require compliance for health care and financial services data. They require global scale triggered automatically by custom code built for their applications. And they require a network operations center to manage the health and wellness of their software. Put differently, AWS customers today require — and expect — a great deal more than they did from their own infrastructure.
The Amazon Web Services platform provides the tools to build a finely tuned, globally scalable, highly-secure computing environment, customized with devops for specific applications. A well-architected AWS environment makes use of many advanced features that are often overlooked, or deployed incorrectly, such as autoscaling, CloudFront, IAM and security groups. Done properly, these environments will pass HIPAA and PCI audits, and an expert team of AWS engineers will harden the architecture by testing it for availability with the Simian Army tools pioneered by Netflix.
A Managed AWS approach to the design and management of an AWS deployment shortens the time to achieve business value, because an expert team brings best practices from the outset. Astute engineering will both prepare for rapid scalability and automate the decommissioning of unnecessary resources, so that the client never pays for more than they need.
Clients are using AWS for mission-critical applications, and those that do it properly are beginning to realize the true power of the cloud.
–Jason Deck, VP of Strategic Development at Logicworks