Using AWS? How Much Are You Really Saving?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now the world’s most adapted cloud platform, utilized by fast-growing start-ups, global enterprises, and government agencies. The platform allows its users to innovate alongside growing technology, all while lowering costs. All types of businesses and organizations are currently using AWS to power their customer innovation: 

  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Retail
  • Entertainment
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Agriculture

AWS also boasts the most extensive cloud infrastructure, presently, with 84 availability zones within 26 regions world-wide. They’ve recently announced plans to expand by 20+ zones across 8 more regions including Australia, Canada, and India. All of the zones are connected by low latency, high throughpoint, and highly redundant networking. 

How AWS Became The Leading Cloud Platform

AWS has built a large community, with millions of active customers and partners around the world. Customers within nearly every industry and of every size rely on AWS for most if not all of their use cases. 

The platform was designed to be the most secure cloud environment available. This is backed by a deep set of cloud security tools, standards, and compliance certifications. All AWS services that store customer data also possess the ability to encrypt. 

With more services and more features offered per service, AWS makes moving existing applications to the cloud quicker, easier, and significantly more cost effective.

Most Cost Effective? Where’s the Catch?

Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances (RI) provide a significant discount, as much as 73%, compared to On-Demand pricing. However, this may require a significant amount of upfront capital to purchase and secure the deepest discounts, all while locking you into a 1-3 year agreement with no option to cancel. 

Worldnet cloud management resources have allowed us to work directly with AWS and provide upfront capital to finance the RI purchase. Worldnet, partnered with Ingram, fully manages the RIs in your account without risk or long-term obligation. The benefits compared to customer-managed accounts are numerous: 

  • Reduce existing AWS spend
  • No locked in terms
  • 20-40% average savings for EC2, RDS, Redshift
  • Full management of AWS RI
  • Monthly reporting of savings
  • No cost, installation, or downtime

Worldnet Ensures Full Integration, Cost Effectiveness

Cloud services offer great savings, but often at a significant upfront cost or locked in term. As a valued partner of Worldnet, you already know our reputation for working directly with the service providers to empower you with the most integrated services with the greatest savings. 

With the constant state of flux that emerging technologies in cloud computing are in, we want you to know upfront what Worldnet can do for your teams when it comes time to migrate to AWS or another cloud system. We’ll ensure you still have full integration and full cost effectiveness.