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Clouds in the sky

Did you know that the beginnings of Amazon Web Services were actually accidental? Around 2000, Amazon was still simply a scrappy e-commerce firm struggling to expand under the weight of its technological debt accrued since its inception.

Amazon took the strategic technological choice to start creating reusable modules for its internal development groups out of necessity. Because they weren't always recreating the same things, those organisations were able to develop new features quicker.

The variety of internal services expanded over time, and individuals within the firm began to recognise that there may be a commercial opportunity there.

Amazon Web Services, which was first introduced in 2004 and then reintroduced in 2006 with three public pay as you go services, sailed into the unknown seas of what is now known as cloud computing.

Following its debut in 2006, Amazon Web Services had a relatively calm competitive environment for the following several years, enabling it to gain a significant competitive advantage over current rivals like Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

For a long time, Amazon Web Services has been the leading cloud provider, and it now has a clear market share advantage.

However, in recent years, that market share has been decreasing somewhat, with Microsoft Azure taking the lead. Competition, on the other hand, is a good thing, and AWS has momentum, market-share profitability, and some very brilliant people on its side. Innovation and consumer attention are at an all-time high. AWS offers us technologies like Auto Scaling, AWS Tools, and Elastic Load Balancing that help us minimise the time we spend on a job.

Now you know a little more about what AWS is, the next step in the migration decision is choosing the cloud provider. 
There are three main players on the market: Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and AWS (AWS). (Though there are other well-known vendors). We discuss AWS versus Microsoft Azure in our other blog post, but we won't give away which vendor we think is better just yet.

AWS provides on-demand services such as billing, storage, networking, security, database and Internet access around the world. Luckily, users do not have to manually manage and monitor these services.

If you see the need to migrate to the cloud, look at AWS (AWS). Compared to the other players, AWS is the best choice for many (though we will happily recommend others if that’s the best for the project. In fact, that’s exactly what we did for our client, Croydon Council). 

As of 2020, around 80% of companies are using one of the AWS services to power their operations. 

AWS is organised into regions, which are 25 in number and distributed over six continents. There are numerous availability zones in each area. These are the physical data centres where computers reside, which are geographically isolated to minimise the chances of a local catastrophe affecting a whole area.

AWS' content delivery network now includes over 200 edge sites across the globe (CDN).

There are a few unique areas in addition to the publicly accessible zones. The AWS GovCloud regions have been authorised for usage by individuals working in and for the US government. In China, there are two areas that are run by local qualified businesses in line with Chinese law and regulations. AWS' proprietary high-speed fiber-optic network connects all of these regions' availability zones and edge sites.

AWS has even developed its own unique gear to improve the speed and reliability of its network. You're probably already familiar with the AWS network. AWS clients include Slack, Netflix, Hulu Twitch and Reddit.

So, what are the benefits of AWS?

Why choose AWS?

AWS has more than 100,000 users in 190 nations around the world. With the introduction of AWS Cloud in 2004, companies in various vertical areas were given a new opportunity to have less variable costs replaced by infrastructure-related high costs.

AWS provides a standard and secure infrastructure that allows users to pay for the services they use. Identity and Access Management (IAM) is such a service where administrators manage access to users via AWS services. Or, you can entrust your account with a dedicated agency that can keep an eye on things for you. 

(Agencies like us, who will ensure you only pay for what you need, and what you get is the best.

Should you opt for AWS?

Ultimately, the answer is, “it depends”.

As companies shift more and more to the cloud, alternatives to cloud-based services are piling up. There are only a handful of options that meet the broad range of business needs such as AWS (AWS).

Understanding the advantages of AWS will make you realise that it is a reliable tool that is almost certain to meet your business needs. 

1. User-Friendliness

When you sign up for Amazon Web Services, you'll be greeted with the AWS Management Console, which is a very user-friendly UI. Although it is recommended that the system be managed by an IT specialist. Mainly because the accredited experts will know exactly how best to meet your requirements and budget.

So, if you're looking for a strong web hosting platform, a new platform to deploy SaaS, or a platform to move existing software to, we can help.

2. An Exceptionally Wide Range of Tools

It began as cloud storage and computing platform but has since grown to include over 70 additional services.

Databases, applications, mobile, analytics, and networking are all included.

In the end, it's a one-stop-shop for all of your cloud computing and IT requirements. It provides you with a ready-to-use tool that you can use to boost performance and effectiveness.

All of its facilities, also known as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) network, are available for rent.

If you have major or minor IT requirements, you can't go wrong with this site. Since all of your needs can be met across a single portal, using the service relieves you of the hassle of having to keep track of several vendors.

This is a realistic option that will save you a significant amount of time and money.

3. There is no limit on the amount of data that can be stored on the server

What are the requirements for your cloud server? Big, unrestricted bandwidth for high-traffic websites or a safe email hosting service? AWS can handle anything and we’ll optimise it with our expertise. Even better, you can extend or evolve as you see fit without disrupting service.

Because of its limitless power, AWS dominates the cloud computing market. In reality, this service currently drives and operates hundreds of thousands of companies around the world, and it is used by over a million individuals.

4. Secure Encryption and Encryption

One of the most important features of AWS is its excellent protection and ability to protect your data, IT infrastructure, and so much more. 

Did you know about 90% of all WordPress sites were hacked in 2020?

AWS offers a more reliable security measure that ensures the safety and security of your data. This is as secure as it gets for your private data and details, with 12 data centres spread across the globe and another 5 set to open this year.

5. You can go with a managed service

There's a limit on how many hats you can wear, no matter how talented you are.

This includes overseeing your infrastructure. One of the most appealing features of AWS is the availability selected partners who offer AWS managed services, which can make running your infrastructure a lot easier.

Funnily enough, we’re Select AWS Partners and our team are certified.

We safeguard your data and knowledge, ensuring that your website functions properly. With more than 60% of companies closing down as a result of a major data breach, you should take this very seriously.

So if you don't have the time, a reliable managed service provider like Code Enigma will take care of this for you.

6. AWS is flexible and cost-effective

The versatility of AWS is one of its main advantages. There's no limit on how much you can use because it's infrastructure-on-demand. AWS gives you a variety of choices.

You have a lot of options when it comes to operating systems, web application platforms, programming languages, and so on. In a virtual ecosystem, the platform makes it simple to load any service or programme you want.

This makes it easier to migrate from current platforms and to set up new ones. You have the luxury of affordability in addition to versatility.

Imagine having access to a wide range of networks and platforms at a low cost. That is just what AWS offers and delivers. As a result, you can use it as needed without worrying about costs building up while you aren't using it.

You'd think the cost of all of these infrastructures would be exorbitant. That is not the case. It is, in reality, very inexpensive. Unlike other providers, AWS does not require you to pay for all services, both essential and unnecessary.

Instead, all of the company's facilities are reasonably priced and paid on a per-use basis. There are no arrangements or upfront fees. This is just as easy as it comes.

It's also useful for small companies on a tight budget that wants to expand without spending a lot on web services.


AWS is the fastest-growing cloud provider, with more than 70 services to choose from. There is certainly already a dedicated service on AWS for just about every service you can think of where you can install your configuration. Furthermore, you get access to the whole AWS infrastructure with unbeatable operational speed and agility. All that, with cost savings on top.

This does not, however, imply that there are no disadvantages. Some limits of AWS are apparent, while others are less obvious and should be carefully examined before getting started. Let's look at some of the downsides of AWS and how to get around them so your company may stay secure in the AWS world.