Is Amazon AWS the Right Choice for your business?

We provide unbiased advice to help your business choose the right cloud platform for your needs.

If you are in the planning phase of a cloud migration, choosing the right platform to meet your needs is a fundamental decision that will form a core part of your IT strategy for several years.  It is essential that your preferred cloud provider offers a flexible range of options that suit your business, operational, and compliance requirements as well as offering good value.

Every business has different needs, and there is no on-size-fits-all cloud solution.  Both Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure have different benefits and can offer tremendous amounts of value when planned and deployed in line with best practices.

igroup have a team of Amazon certified consultants who can support your business through the process of migrating services to the cloud and our clients benefit from the inclusion of Cloud Control and IT Cost Control software for AWS which manages many day to day maintenance functions and provides detailed financial reporting to help increase efficiency and reduce costs.

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Why AWS could be right for your business

Amazon AWS is the dominant player in the cloud market with more than 30% market share with continued growth.

The most notable benefit of choosing Amazon as your cloud provider is its global presence meaning that you can host data and applications wherever your end users need access.  Other factors that can contribute to your decision to choose AWS include:

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AWS offers enough flexibility to serve most business’ needs.

  • Security –Amazon built AWS with a focus on security. It meets and exceeds international security standards and employs a shared responsibility model whereby the platform provides an underlying level of security.  This can be coupled with igroup’s Cloud Control technology which manages OS level patches and provides anti-malware software as part of your subscription
  • Scalability – Amazon AWS offers a comprehensive range of out-of-the-box configurations that means it can be tailored to deliver powerful hosting solutions for almost any application requirements.
  • Flexible Billing Models– Amazon offer a choice of Pay-per-Use and Pay-As-You-Go billing models. This means that your costs can be managed in a way that suits your business needs and usage patterns.  igroup supplement this with our IT Cost Control service which supplies your finance team with additional analytics that serve as a foundation for actively managing costs.

Amazon is often viewed as offering a simpler route to the cloud than competing services such as Azure, although there are some drawbacks and without proper support, there can be performance issues with hybrid and legacy applications, although these can be virtualised.

Why AWS could be wrong for your business

The key consideration when choosing a cloud platform for your application and data is that it can be tailored to your business’ changing needs.  Amazon AWS is well established and can be configured for most purposes, however it is not always the right solution for every business.

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Working with igroup, you will get direct access to technical specialists who understand your business goals.

For businesses that are already heavily tied to the Microsoft Ecosystem – using Microsoft 365, SharePoint Online, or OneDrive extensively in their operations – may find that it is more convenient to choose a platform that is more closely integrated with those other services.

As a certified partner for both Microsoft and Amazon, igroup can support you at all stages of your cloud adoption.  We will work closely with your internal team to determine which provider offers the best fit for your needs and develop a tailored roadmap to help you move services to a fully supported and cost effective environment that will help you grow.

A Full Range of AWS Services

Established in 2005, igroup is one of the UK’s leading Amazon Consulting Partners. Our fully qualified professional teams have worked with customers of all sizes from major multi-nationals through to small businesses. All our work regardless of the organisation size has increased return on investment and improved overall business performance.

igroup has delivered AWS managed services and migrations for businesses of all sizes across multiple sectors and our team have the knowledge to identify and resolve issues quickly as well as advise customers on how to achieve best performance from the cloud.

As specialists we provide a full range of Amazon management services including:

We have delivered AWS projects across a range of different market sectors including public sector, financial services, education and manufacturing. See our case studies for recent examples.

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