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Key factors for AWS hosting costs, and how they affect you

Most businesses today have a large percentage of core business processes and critical applications running in the cloud. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably in a similar situation. With the shift to a predominantly cloud-based infrastructure, the traditional methods of IT hosting could soon be left behind at an accelerated rate.

Not only is AWS hosting cost-effective with a consumption based model, but the cloud also offers the increased agility and flexibility we’ve relied on since the global transition to remote work.

However, if you’re currently evaluating your options for your AWS hosting, there are some recent developments in the cloud market that you should be aware of.

IT Chip Shortages

We’re in the middle of a global chip shortage which is impacting the enterprise IT market, and this is affecting all major providers. What this means is there’s currently an unacceptably long wait before you can get new on-premise hardware and some lines of hardware are more affected than others. Many large data centres don’t have enough equipment to meet their higher level SLAs and hot-swap out as the lead time on the equipment has become too long to support all their customers.

Inflation

As inflation is rising, the infrastructure-as-a-service model of the cloud is becoming a far more timely option than investing in a physical data centre today.

The risk involved with the traditional on-premise model of IT hosting is at an all-time high, now the demand for remote working and 'bring your own device' to work is more prominent than ever.

Other Factors

Finding the best approach for your AWS hosting is an important strategic decision that could have a significant impact on your business’s bottom line. Unfortunately, these aren’t the only considerations you need to make when assessing your options.

Learn which other trends and factors are affecting the AWS hosting landscape right now, and what they mean for your organisation, by reading our related article here.