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4 key benefits cloud services should be bringing you…

If you’re currently utilizing cloud solutions, they should be bringing these benefits to you. If they are not, it’s likely time to revamp your current solution or get a new one.

Reduce the need for housing and managing infrastructure

Help save money by avoiding expensive hardware upgrades and on-premise solution costs

Cloud storage and capacity can be adjusted to support changes in workloads

Can be accessed from essentially any internet-connected device, anywhere


Moving applications and databases to the cloud can be a complicated process. We can do it for you or we can help guide you through the most efficient process, saving you time and avoiding common mistakes.

Today’s Most Prominent Cloud Technologies

Amazon Web Services

Amazon was the pioneer of cloud storage and the industry’s original player. AWS launched in 2006 and currently contains over 70 cloud offerings, encompassing Compute, Storage, Database, Developer Tools, Network and Content Delivery, Security, Analytics, and Mobile Services. The cloud solution competes directly with Azure, and the two products are the premier solutions in the market.

Microsoft Azure

Azure is a collection of cloud services including Compute, Storage, Database, and Networking. There are close to 50 individual offerings in the Azure platform. The cloud solution is based on Windows, so development can be done in the same languages used for building Windows apps (Visual Basic, C#, C++, T-SQL). Users can create apps using familiar Windows technologies like Visual Studio.

What Makes Them Different

  • AWS has more product offerings
  • Since the beginning, AWS has been more friendly towards open source clients, whereas Azure is more attractive for existing Microsoft shops (this is actually changing, as Azure is trying to make itself more attractive to open source clients)
  • Azure development tools are the customary Microsoft SQL/Developer tools like Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio, and more
  • Microsoft rounds up usage charges to the minute, while AWS rounds up to the hour