While many are weathering through winter storm that is passing through the Northeast, AWS is also ensuring that their ducks are all in a row. For those that are wondering what that entails, here it is, straight from the AWS Blog:
There’s no doubt that APIs make companies and applications more efficient. They connect with increasingly demanding consumers and are a source of revenue as well. A recent report from Mulesoft showed, 50 percent of large companies (10,000 employees or more) are making more than 10 million dollars in annual revenue from APIs. With such a large revenue stream, don’t you wonder what’s the value of an API?
The PC completely changed how we worked thirty years ago, today the cloud is equally transformative in our new digital world. With the convergence of the cloud and mobile devices, the cloud is giving us massive amounts of data and computing power never seen before.
Any internal business process can be modernized, from ordering office supplies to hosting meetings and yes, even your time consuming Excel data entry process. Anyone that uses Excel knows that the worksheets are time consuming, complex, error prone, and frankly a business liability. This rings especially true if only a few people know how to use it correctly.
This isn’t about myths of epic proportions where heroes slay multi-headed monsters, this is much more important! These myths about the cloud are mostly due to a lack of understanding, but they slow down the technology industry, impedes innovation, and induce a fright that distracts us from progress. These are the top myths of the cloud:
More and more companies are migrating to the cloud, which makes it less of a competitive advantage according to a recent report by the Harvard Business Review (HBR). However, that doesn’t mean it’s the end of cloud computing as we know it. In the report a respondent noted, “Cloud is no longer a differentiator; however, not being on it would be a significant disadvantage.”
Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable DNS service offered by AWS. Route 53 handles domain registration and routes user's Internet requests to your application. An added feature about Route 53 is that it also intelligently direct traffics based on routing policies and automated health checks away from servers that might be failing.