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Key Challenges to Adopting AWS

HR Tech Outlook | Monday, November 22, 2021

Amazon does provide various levels of technical support depending on how quickly one needs issues resolved and whether one requires a dedicated account manager or tech support for integrations with third-party plugins if something goes wrong.

Fremont, CA: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a safe public cloud service that everyone wants to be a part of. It is a commercially viable option for fintechs, start-ups, and other companies that do not want to make large upfront hardware investments, as it provides on-demand delivery of computing power, applications, database storage, and other IT resources via its cloud services platform via the internet with pay-as-you-go pricing.

With an estimated 1.3 million servers and a global reach of 190 countries, it is also ideal for developers, as they can test scenarios in a sandboxed environment without affecting production services.

Here are some challenges facing businesses looking to make a move to AWS:

Tech Support                                                      

Amazon does provide various levels of technical support depending on how quickly one needs issues resolved and whether one requires a dedicated account manager or tech support for integrations with third-party plugins if something goes wrong. Nevertheless, AWS support fees are calculated on a sliding scale based on monthly usage, so support costs can quickly add up if one is a heavy user.

Control

Storing sensitive and proprietary data in public places poses risks. Regardless of the successful use cases provided by Amazon, moving sensitive data and business-critical environments to the public cloud can necessitate authorization and extensive levels of bureaucratic red tape.

Data Protection and Security

It can be difficult to ensure data security when deploying a cloud environment. Naturally, as cloud resources become more widely used, the risk of data breaches rises as well. Data protection is closely related to security. Many governments impose stringent data protection requirements on businesses, and standard auditing schemes such as ISO-9001 impose additional constraints.

Skillset

AWS is well-known for offering a highly configurable, feature-rich cloud service, but it does have a steep learning curve. So, if one's in-house IT resource is small and possibly new to AWS, it can be difficult to get trained and up and running quickly.

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