Challenges to Cloud Computing

AWS cloud migration Advantages

Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computing resources, such as databases, servers, networks, storage, etc., that can be accessed over the internet. Amazon Web Services, also known as AWS, is a cloud computing platform by the tech giant Amazon. Although cloud computing has gained massive popularity recently, some organizations are still oblivious to its value proposition.

CRE8IVELOGIX Inc is an AWS consulting partner specializing in digital transformation and application modernization. With our certified experts and 20+ years of experience, CRE8IVELOGIX Inc is the partner organizations can trust in their cloud adoption and cloud migration needs. 

Below we’ve discussed some advantages of migrating your apps to the cloud:

Security:

Security should be the No 1 priority of every organization when dealing with confidential data. Any data breach can be insidious to an organization’s reputation and trust in its products. Cloud offers advanced security features that protect data and resources when properly configured. These services include Web Application Firewalls, Encryption Services, Fine-grained permission policies, etc. Not all services are secure by default. However, the infrastructure provisioned using the Well-Architected CDK developed by CRE8IVELOGIX provides security out of the box.

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Agility:

Modernized applications take advantage of cloud-native services. By modernizing applications and leveraging AWS application migration services, your development teams become more agile. And can focus on developing differentiating business features instead of worrying about the heavy lifting of infrastructure provisioning and management. 

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Cost Reduction:

Cost reduction is probably the most significant advantage of cloud computing and AWS cloud migration. Cloud enables you to build complex applications utilizing complicated infrastructure without requiring huge IT staff. Once organizations migrate to cloud using our AWS cloud migration services, they no longer need to pay for complicated equipment or maintain it.

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Elasticity:

Every application has varying needs; some are popular and have more traffic, while others are active only for a few hours. As the application demand increases, its hardware requirement increases proportionally. The hardware procurement cycle could take weeks or months. Therefore, organizations tend to over-provision their infrastructure for the potential increase in traffic, wasting a lot of money. Cloud, on the other hand, offers an elastic infrastructure that can scale up and down automatically based on demand. Organizations utilizing cloud computing, after their apps are migrated to the cloud, have a significant competitive edge thanks to this level of adaptability.

Global Expansion:

With its global infrastructure, exposing applications worldwide can be done in minutes. Distributing applications via the global network allows end users to access the resources through the data center closest to them, resulting in lower latency and higher application performance. All this is possible with our cloud migration services.

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CRE8IVELOGIC Inc specializes in AWS cloud computing technologies and AWS Cloud migration. We have been helping our partners migrate or build cutting-edge cloud-native technologies for over six years. By adopting AWS cloud, your organization can benefit from all the pros discussed in this blog, which will make it ahead of its competitors.

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Not knowing these cloud storage differences can impact success of your project

Storage is an essential component of any architecture. Storage is necessary because it is responsible for storing valuable data produced by the applications. Whether you are an architect or an application developer, you need to understand various storage options, their differences, and the applicable use cases. Knowing this will help you choose the right storage solution for your application and avoid any headaches down the road.

This blog will talk about different storage options and the portfolio of equivalent storage services offered by AWS. I will also discuss use cases that each solution supports.

Choice of storage option is influenced by the semantics of the data that need to be stored or processed. These semantics often define specific scalability, durability, and availability requirements. Therefore it is vital to understand the project’s needs, criticality, and sensitivity of the data, before selecting a particular storage technology.

Block storage: is the one that architects and developers are most familiar with. In this storage technology, each file is divided into several blocks or chunks and stored on the hard disk attached to the server. The disk is usually formated as NTFS, ext3, or some other standard. This technology is mostly used in environments that require frequent updates of the stored files such as databases. As these files are stored in chucks, only the changed section of the file needs to be updated.

Amazon Elastic Block Store — EBS is the block storage solution in AWS Cloud. Before using EBS, you need to mount it to an Elastic Compute Cloud EC2. However, once it is mounted, it can not be mounted to another EC2 instance simultaneously. Therefore it does not support simultaneous access of data from different compute resources. If the EC2 instance stops or terminates, the data on EBS is not lost and can be mounted to another EC2 instance for access.

File Storage: File Storage is also well known among consumers and developers alike. Nowadays, it is common to have an external Network Attached Storage — NAS to store large files or for backups. NAS Servers empower this type of file storage. This storage solution allows sharing of data between different servers over the network.

Amazon Elastic File Storage — EFS is a file-based storage solution available in AWS Cloud. Data in EFS backed storage can be easily shared between multiple EC2 instances.

For Windows-based high-performance workloads, Amazon FSx provides a similar file storage solution.

Object Storage: Object storage is a modern storage technology of the internet. Although both EBS and EFS need to be mounted to EC2 instances, object storage is an entirely independent storage service. Any client that supports the HTTP protocol can communicate with object storage over the internet using API calls. If there is a change in the file in this storage solution, the complete file needs to be replaced.

Amazon Simple Storage Service — S3 is the object store provided by AWS. There are multiple ways to interact with S3, either using AWS Console, AWS CLI, or AWS SDK regardless; the underlying communication occurs using API calls over the HTTP protocol. S3 provides virtually limitless amount of data storage and can empower various workloads such as data lakes.

In summary, AWS provides multiple storage solutions to support different workload requirements. It would be best if you understood the pros and cons of each storage technology to use them effectively.