How can you choose an AWS service?

December 02, 2022

Tags: Technologies, IT Staff Augmentation



With so many solutions and services available thanks to technology, it's sometimes understandable for businesses to feel a little lost. Their executives are aware that technological tools can help them improve their processes, but they might not be sure how to choose these tools or how to put them into practice. In this article, we'll explain how to choose the best service for your business out of the +200 services that AWS offers businesses.


Before choosing any online service, it is essential to assess the platform's security and dependability in addition to the costs. To confirm that the platform has the service you require, you must define the project requirements. Additionally, it's important that the cloud you work in is flexible.


Table of Contents

  • See the categories of services offered by AWS
  • Factors to consider before choosing an AWS service
  • You need to consider how AWS services will affect your business
  • Check which services are active in the AWS Region you want to choose


See the categories of services offered by AWS


To know which AWS service you can choose, you must first know the categories of services they offer:




  • Computing
  • Database
  • Storage
  • Containers
  • Web and mobile applications
  • Serverless technology
  • Machine learning
  • Application Integration
  • Business Productivity
  • Interaction with customers
  • Web and mobile frontend services
  • Internet of things
  • Robotics
  • Storage
  • Serverless technology
  • Migration and transfer


Knowing these categories allows you to choose which service to hire depending on the need that needs to be met. For instance, if you need to migrate data, work with databases, or deploy an application, AWS can provide the best solution in each of these areas.




Factors to consider before choosing an AWS service


You need to consider how AWS services will affect your business


Have a list of the business flows that will be touched by AWS services, who will be in charge of these flows, what is the frequency of each flow, and what would happen to your business if any of these flows stopped working for a couple of minutes or up to 24 hours. Having all this clear will help define what kind of service your business needs.




Check which services are active in the AWS Region you want to choose


Although AWS is available in 30 Regions, all services may not be active in all Regions. Therefore, in the first instance, make sure that the service you need is active in the region you chose.


You can also review the prices of services in various regions since the price can vary. In this way, you will choose the price that best suits your budget.


Evaluate service limits


When we talk about cloud services, we imagine something totally flexible and almost infinite. But sometimes, these services have some limits that you should evaluate before any contract.




When reviewing AWS services, consider things like the number of resources provisioned, data retention periods, performance, payload size, and storage size.




The availability of a cloud service, such as those from AWS, is essential to guarantee the continuity of workflows. No service is exempt from presenting availability failures, what you must confirm is how AWS handles the resolution of these failures, so that you build your business strategy based on this and that workflows are affected as little as possible.




AWS offers hundreds of applications, so there will always be opportunities for integration. Just check how easy the integrations with the service you are going to contract are, since that can enhance the work much more and increase the productivity of the flows in general.




Although many are still afraid of technology, digitalization and working in the cloud, remember: it is not that now the work will be "difficult" with the new tools, on the contrary: now the work will be more agile, using the resources and your time smarter and more efficiently.


Do you have questions about how to start working with AWS? At Rootstack, we have +10 years of experience supporting companies in their digital transformation. Contact us!


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