2019 is here and Amazon Web Services is still the reigning cloud computing champion. AWS has 33% of global market shares in cloud computing. That’s 2.5 times more than Microsoft Azure, their main competitor.
Every year, new prominent companies choose AWS to host their data. So far, they have over 100,000 active customers. Online giants like Netflix, GoDaddy, and Pinterest have already allied themselves with AWS.
Is there a reason for such AWS’s popularity?
The research conducted by a chief hosting expert over at the Hosting Tribunal surmises it nicely. Here are the main advantages of hosting data with AWS.
For starters, AWS offers over 70 different services. You can combine multiple services to tailor the perfect cloud solution for your needs. This almost guarantees AWS has the best option for any business.
AWS has a user-friendly interface. You can even manage it through a mobile app. Anyone can use AWS without previous knowledge.
Amazon has vast data centers spread all around the globe. The servers are in special locations so as to mitigate any environmental risks like floods or earthquakes.
And that is only one of the layers of protection. Three more layers ensure the safety of stored data. Combine this with pristine customer support and you can rest assured everything works perfectly.
Another advantage of AWS is scalability. This means you do not have to purchase a certain amount of resources only to be stuck with them. Instead, you can scale resources up or down automatically, according to your needs.
To illustrate, let’s say you use AWS’s EC2 to create virtual servers. You are not limited to a certain number of server instances. You can start with 20 virtual servers, go up to 2000, and back to 20, all in one day.
AWS has a flexible pricing model so you only pay for as much as you use. You never have to worry about wasting money on unneeded resources.
You can pre-purchase resources at discount rates, but this is not required. AWS also offers volume-based discounts so you get better rates as your usage increases.
All of those advantages make AWS more affordable and reliable than investing in your own servers. The sheer number of different services combined with AWS’s solid reputation is what puts it ahead of the competition. It’s no wonder so many choose AWS as their cloud computing platform.
If you’re interested in learning more about AWS, the infographic below is the thing for you.