AWS DevOps services for your company
As of 2019, Amazon Web Services serves nearly 50% of all the cloud computing users worldwide. This is a behemoth with multiple products and powerful features, but configuring it correctly without previous experience is quite hard. Surely, AWS provides an in-depth knowledge base on the configuration of all the products and services it offers but siphoning through this mound of information can take quite a lot of time. Alternatively, every AWS customer can create a ticket to the technical support center and an AWS specialist will respond to it under an SLA.
However, 4 hours are still under SLA and response does not mean resolution, so relying on AWS support for maintaining your mission-critical systems can be not the most time-efficient solution. This is why many businesses prefer to hire IT outsourcing companies to deliver AWS DevOps managed services. This provides instant access to a pool of skilled professionals able to select correct Amazon web services for your project, configure them correctly and help maintain them in production.
What AWS DevOps services can be supported by a Managed Services Provider company?
- Amazon EC2 — a virtual computing instance for supporting your IT operations by providing all the needed resources
- Amazon S3 — object storage for keeping all kinds of objects and performing operations on them
- Amazon CodePipeline — a service for enabling Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery for automating your product development
- Amazon Aurora — a distributed database for storing your data across multiple Availability Zones
- Amazon ECS — a service for running Kubernetes clusters
- Amazon Fargate — a service for running Kubernetes without ever having to configure the cluster
- and many, many more features…
Thus said, all of these services form a complex ecosystem developed to work flawlessly with each other. But enabling such performance requires a thorough understanding of various aspects of AWS cloud infrastructure configuration and functioning. Most importantly, following AWS instructions to the letter and building your cloud systems using only these platform-specific tools leads to vendor lock-in, meaning you are not able to adjust your IT infrastructure freely and will have to rebuild it from scratch in case you ever decide to move to another cloud platform from AWS.
Benefits of managed AWS DevOps services
Thus said, many businesses seek to gain access to independent AWS expertise, which will allow them to use all Amazon features while retaining their operational flexibility. MSPs provide this flexibility by building modular cloud systems that combine AWS-specific services with open-source tools like Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, Jenkins, Prometheus & Grafana, ELK stack, etc. This way the open-source components act as a mold, so the platform-specific components can be replaced with relative ease during the cloud migration process.
Keep in mind, that by reducing the number of AWS features you use and working with AWS experts not employed by the platform or its certified partners, you save a ton of money on licensing fees and salaries, without actually compromising the quality of services.
How to ensure you work with the right MSP then? Google around for the companies that provide AWS DevOps services, search for their reviews from customers and independent technology consultants. Browse their websites and blogs, search for the case studies of projects similar to yours, make a couple of calls and check their technical expertise.
After some research, you are sure to find a company that will be able to deliver all AWS services you need for a fraction of costs of working with AWS directly — not to mention the speed of working with a dedicated DevOps team with ample experience, as compared to trying to solve the issue yourself or waiting for a reply from a technical support!