5 Benefits of Modernizing on AWS (Amazon Web Services) Cloud

5 Benefits of Modernizing on AWS (Amazon Web Services) Cloud

Adoption of Cloud technology for adding value to businesses gathered tremendous pace during the Covid19 pandemic that became a trendsetter. However, Cloud migration is no longer a unique move but a necessity for organizations to survive and grow in the fast-changing business landscape driven by the adoption of newer and better technologies. Organizations that moved their IT systems to the Cloud could add the desired value to their businesses. But now it is time to do more with the Cloud to derive better value from it for modernizing with cloud technology to meet the competition and to ensure business and customer success, moving the legacy systems to Cloud has provided the expected returns, and organizations must now look beyond the migration process and focus on Modernization with Migration, a process also known as Re-Architect. It is time for organizations to shift their focus to applications to usher in the modernization phase of Cloud migration. 

Besides ensuring seamless service to customers, organizations derive numerous benefits of modernizing on AWS Cloud which bolsters operations and fosters growth.  

Let us consider the top five: 

  1. Reaping the benefits of FinOps in AWS to drive growth 

Facing problems with mismanaged Cloud estates is common among business owners. Analyzing your cloud price structure and cloud performance can be a tedious task. Moreover, properly understanding the manner of Cloud operations every month and Allocating and managing Cloud spend can be highly challenging. Optimizing Cloud costs are an ongoing process and need good collaboration between IT and Finance departments. The Cloud FinOps architecture helps to drive financial accountability by unifying technology, finance, and business for speeding up the process of business value realization through Cloud transformation. The Cloud computing model comprises  serverless workloads that manage the allocation of machine resources dynamically and help reduce TCO or Total Cost of Ownership. Since clients must pay the actual amount of resources consumed for any application, the serverless services cost a fraction of dedicated servers and save at least 80% of the co-drive financial accountability by unifying technology, finance, and business to speed up the business value realization process. 

Here is a blog on FinOps Best Practices and AWS Tools for Cost-Effective Cloud Management 

2.  Migrating Windows workloads to Linux on AWS 

AWS provides several options to shift Windows workloads to Linux. The unprecedented costs, agility, and scale advantages make AWS the most preferred Cloud service to support modernization goals. Additionally, the unprecedented agility of the platform ensures that customers benefit from greater reliability and higher performance and explore increased and rapid innovation.  

AWS offers an array of options for modernizing organizations by shifting from Windows to Linux or moving off mainframes or embracing non-relational databases and many more. AWS ensures complete freedom for customers to use the services according to the organizational requirements by availing themselves of the ‘pay as you use’ model that does away with any kind of licensing need. 

Through constant innovation and enhanced performance for more than a decade, AWS not only helps to move workloads to the Cloud but also encourages changing nature of those workloads. By extending support for open source software, AWS ensures that customers can speedily access features and capabilities of modern data technologies, which is mostly open source.  

3. Modernizing applications with AWS gives a clear edge to businesses 

Until 2019, the modernization of businesses had been happening steadily to match the rate of growth of e-commerce and other online businesses. But the Covid19 pandemic accelerated the pace of modernization, especially for e-commerce companies. The pandemic triggered such a huge spike in demand for online supplies that companies had no option but to shift to top gear for modernization to cope with unprecedented demand and ensure high growth.  

For example, an online grocery store that used to record 30-40% annual growth recorded 6 times more traffic daily during the pandemic. To capitalize on the incredible growth prospects, the company that was already using AWS and had been breaking the monolithic structure gradually by creating containers for workload isolation had to speed up the pending modernization tasks by advancing deadlines from years to a few months. By completing all tasks of containerization and having 60 microservices by mid-2020, the company could successfully capitalize on the growth opportunities ahead of the competitors. It is a glaring example of how modernizing applications with AWS gives a clear edge to businesses.  

  1. Database modernization with AWS 

To stay ahead of the curve, businesses are focusing on the successful implementation of analytics and machine learning into business processes. To achieve this goal, organizations must take their siloed data and aggregate all data into one location. To maximize the gains from data aggregation, organizations must make the best use of the modern data architecture of AWS that allows moving data effortlessly between purpose-built data stores and data lakes.  

Moving the databases to the cloud frees up your teams to add more value and reduces the operational costs as well. Rather than spending time patching, scaling, and securing databases, teams can easily focus on innovating.  

  1. SAP modernization with AWS 

Organizations are turning to AWS cloud native technologies to modernize their SAP legacy applications. Whether the objective is to reduce costs, adopt the RISE with SAP offering or migrate to SAP S/ 4 HANA, AWS offers proven techniques coupled with unmatched experience in offering Cloud support to SAP customers. 

Know how running SAP HANA on AWS makes a difference! Read here

AWS provides a resilient infrastructure across the globe to run SAP applications exclusively. Whether you want to overhaul your entire SAP infrastructure or modernize only some selected portions, you will always find a template solution in AWS that eliminates Single Point of Failure. The interconnectivity of the global AWS infrastructure ensures low latency but higher speeds. Moreover, the platform allows data storage and management in compliance with laws related to data regulation including GDPR. 

Most importantly, the top-of-the-line security features of AWS come in handy in the modernization efforts of organizations that achieve speedy growth with the option of seamless scalability.  

Having said that!  

While we understand that making the switch to AWS can feel like a daunting task, it needs to be done to stay ahead of the competition. Not making the switch would be a mistake as AWS has become the industry standard for cloud computing. Sure, other modernization approaches come with their own benefits – but they’re often costly, complex, and challenging to implement. A more efficient option would be partnering with Umbrella Infocare, we offer an array of Cloud Services to securely transform and innovate modern-day businesses, digitally.