Cloud technology and digital transformation have proven their value. Speed to market, availability, the ability to pivot on demand, scalability and cost-efficiency are just some of the benefits that come with relevant and well-managed cloud implementation. But some organisations are still wary of the recurring expense (OPEX), and there’s a lot of terminology and technology that can feel intimidating and complex. This is particularly true of the hyperscale public cloud offerings like Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s AWS. They also offer a fundamental change from more traditional IT strategies where owning your own hardware and software meant more control and security.
Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are both well-known hyperscalers that offer organisations access to a data-centre like service, but one which is almost infinitely scalable and flexible. It provides on-demand access to resources and infrastructure, that were previously impossible to comprehend, to suit any budget. The architecture and types of available services have also continuously evolved over the years as these organisations invest relentlessly into innovation, capability and feature sets. This consistent investment and commitment to delivering value makes these platforms the perfect place to host essential business applications.