Moving to a public cloud, such as AWS, gives many advantages including agility and faster innovation. It allows focus on your business by letting someone else do the undifferentiated heavy lifting. You can also stop guessing at capacity planning and build for success while paying only for what you use.
Hybrid cloud is also a common choice for large enterprises, using technologies such as AWS Direct Connect or site-to-site VPN to connect AWS with on-prem.
AWS for your Microsoft application
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) are the leading public cloud provider with a range of mature services that you can rely upon. AWS has run Microsoft workloads since 2008; in fact, there are more Microsoft workloads on AWS than all the other public cloud providers combined, according to IDC 57.7% of the market to be exact.
These all run on robust and reliable AWS regions, where each group of logical data centres is an Availability Zone. Unlike other cloud providers, each AWS Region consists of multiple, isolated and physically separate availability zones within a geographic area.
The vast majority of AWS services are usable by any kind of application, including Microsoft. For example, storage solutions such as S3 for fast, economical and incredibly reliable storage. In addition to this, you can use a wide range of machine learning services. For code executions you can use Windows EC2 VMs or you could run .NET core and PowerShell core in containers and serverless (lambda functions). There are also Microsoft specific services including managed SQL Server, managed AD, shared file storage, desktop-as-a-service.
How Cloudsoft can help
Cloudsoft’s experienced team can help you plan and execute your cloud migration. Whether it’s for a “lift-and-shift”, a re-platform “lift-twist-and-shift”, or a refactor modernising the application as part of the migration, Cloudsoft can help you understand and use the right AWS services in the right way.
Cloudsoft offers 24/7 support to help keep your applications up-and-running. We can also help your teams up-skill and automate, so you can better manage your applications.
To take full advantage of the cloud requires modernising applications to be robust, scalable and cost-effective. Improving the architecture, automation and use of AWS services makes it simpler and safer to innovate and release new versions of your application.
Cloudsoft’s knowledge of cloud, automation and applications means we can help you iteratively improve your application. We can also help you with AWS programs and funding for Microsoft modernisation and adoption of new AWS services.
Cloudsoft are an AWS well-architected partner, allowing us to conduct well-architected reviews. This is a great way to review and prioritise improvements across all areas of an application including operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency and cost optimisation.
Cloudsoft is a trusted AWS Consulting Partner and understand your needs
Our team of AWS professionally certified engineers can administer your running applications on AWS ensuring a strong cloud operating foundation, freeing your team to focus on developing your applications and growing your business.
Cloudsoft’s engineering team are experts in application development, automation and AWS. We work with customers to ensure their ideas and applications not only come to life on AWS, but also that they exploit the cost savings, security, resilience, performance and operational innovations that the platform provides.