7 Cloud Offerings from AWS That Are Becoming More Popular

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Jul 18, 2018

Don’t miss out on these top AWS offerings

One of the reasons why AWS continues to be the most popular cloud computing platform is the breadth and detail of new cloud offerings from Amazon. In fact, as of the middle of 2017, Amazon controlled roughly 40% of the entire cloud server market according to Synergy Research. In recent years, Amazon has consistently rolled out new cloud offerings to cement its place as the top cloud provider.

Cloud Offerings from Amazon That May Help Transform Your Business

Whether you’re a seasoned AWS veteran or a newbie, you may want to pay attention to these popular AWS offerings:

Amazon Chime

Amazon Chime gives you access to a full-fledged communications service which allows you to host online meetings using a simple application that’s accessible via any browser or mobile device. Amazon Chime can be used for video conferencing, online meetings, chat, calls, and to share content with users inside or outside your organization.

Amazon CloudWatch

With security becoming increasingly important for cloud-focused businesses, Amazon CloudWatch was a welcome addition to the AWS suite of offerings.

CloudWatch monitors AWS cloud instances, databases, and other resources. Users can track metrics and set up alerts to spikes in traffic that could represent some type of abnormality.

Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora is a relational database that was built to be fully MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible, allowing organizations to quickly build databases that are efficient even under high loads. Aurora is much more economical than other commercial solutions from big names like IBM and Oracle.

Amazon Elastic MapReduce

Companies that process large amounts of data will appreciate the versatility of Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR). This fully managed Hadoop framework allows organizations to handle large amounts of data across Amazon instances and databases. EMR can be used for all types of big data analysis including financial analysis, machine learning, web indexing, scientific analysis, and much more.

AWS Lambda

With AWS Lambda, organizations have access to a serverless computing platform that can run code based on events while automating the provisioning and management of compute resources on the fly. Developers only pay for the compute time they use and don’t have to worry about provisioning cloud servers or storage.

Amazon X-Ray

Analyzing and debugging can become difficult as an organization’s cloud resources become more complex. With the distributed tracing system Amazon X-Ray, users can debug distributed applications both during development and while in production. The tool offers a visual representation of how applications and the resources they’re using are performing across AWS services. X-Ray allows for performance issues to be spotted and resolved prior to them causing some type of catastrophic failure.

Amazon Elastic File System

Likely one of the most popular AWS services is the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS). This offering gives users a fully managed and scalable file-storage service that works with Amazon EC2 instances.

EFS allows users to easily store data in the cloud and also sync data between on-premises and cloud servers at speeds much faster than copy tools used with standard Linux distributions.

Ready to maximize how you and your company use AWS?

AWS offers a variety of offerings that can completely transform how your company operates. The only problem is knowing how to best utilize all that is available in the cloud. The cloud experts at CloudHesive are here to help.

To learn more about any of the AWS offerings mentioned in this blog, feel free to reach out to our team today at 800-860-2040 or through our online contact form.

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