Most of our business in the last year came from hosted AWS solutions, with businesses aiming to save costs as they enjoyed continued growth in their production environment that was demanding more compute, more storage, and more bandwidth.
AWS is a tool that, used correctly, offers benefits for massively scalable applications – but are you Netflix?
Free credits for development are essential for every start-up and for rapid innovation. But once an application enters production and the platform has predictable workloads and grows beyond a few instances, a few GB of storage and, crucially, a few GB of bandwidth, the premium charged for highly scalable workloads can skyrocket. The premium for flexibility can cripple businesses’ cash generation for further re-investment.
For varied yet stable workloads or predictable fluctuations, the premium of AWS’ flexibility is a crutch for cash flow and is no longer suitable – all platforms should be architected for portability of workloads to match workloads effectively.