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Treat Your AWS Cloud Hosting Provider Like Any Other Supplier

It’s possible, if not likely, that you’re not currently getting as much value as you could be from your AWS cloud hosting agreement. Don’t worry, though, you’re not alone.

Working with a consultant for your AWS cloud hosting tends to be the most common approach businesses take to their cloud hosting arrangement. With so much complexity involved, it’s understandable that you’d find it easier to outsource your IT hosting requirements to a third-party rather than worry about them in-house.

What most businesses don’t realise, though, is that you don’t have to stay locked in with one hosting provider for the long-term like you did with the fixed costs of traditional on-premise IT hosting contracts.

View the Cloud Like it’s a Commodity

We’d strongly recommend regularly reviewing your AWS cloud hosting arrangement, just like you would with any other supplier. (We have produced a guide to changing cloud provider as well)

Rather than being committed exclusively to one platform from one provider, whether that’s AWS, Microsoft Azure, or any other, take advantage of whichever one serves you best at the time. It’s better to take advantage of the flexibility offered by the cloud to build a bespoke IT infrastructure ideal for your unique requirements. You can leverage different services and solutions from different cloud platforms for your own benefit.

Like with any subscription service, if your prices increased; your service was poor; or if a better alternative became available, you’d probably make a change.

With the cloud, you’re not stuck with one provider or partner like you would be with traditional on-premise servers. That’s why you should regularly keep an eye out, remaining aware of the options available to help your business’s bottom line.

When it comes to AWS hosting, you need to be making strategic decisions that will be best for your business. Thankfully, the current cloud ecosystem is flexible, giving you the luxury of looking around for the most cost-effective solution without compromising on performance.

Are you looking to gain more value from your AWS cloud hosting? Read our related article to learn more about the opportunities available when you keep your options open.