Software Development

Amazon Cloud/Web Services (AWS)

What is Amazon Web Service?

AWS provides us with scalable and flexible hosting solutions. With click of button, enterprises can control infrastructure (like servers, storage, applications, network and mobile applications) and giving flexibility and control over enterprise infrastructure that is unheard of thereby in the process reducing the costs and eliminating wastage of resources. With AWS, enterprise infrastructure usage is aligned to actual demand and usage. Now it is possible to estimate the costs of computer infrastructure for any business initiative increasing the forecast accuracy.

Verudix is helping enterprises in four areas with respect to Amazon Web Service (AWS) offerings:

  • Website Development/Hosting
  • e-Commerce Applications Deployment/Maintenance
  • Web Applications
  • Mobile Solutions

Amazon AWS Website Development Offer for Startups and Small and Medium Enterprises on Amazon AWS

For Startups and Small and Medium Enterprises who are just venturing in to web and not sure of response they are going to get, Amazon AWS service offer of Free usage tier for first year of hosting offers compelling economic choice that is hard to improve.

Valid business rationals are:

  • First year of hosting infrastructure is free saving $432 assuming $36 per month cost
  • Websites are fast and scalable
  • Websites are secure and reliable
  • Website administration is simple and flexible
  • All web technologies are supported
  • Various operating systems choice from windows to Linux

Amazon AWS e-Commerce Applications who needs e-Commerce on AWS?

For small and medium e-Commerce retailers going big entails lot of expenditure and complexity. In addition, marketing budget requirements also hold them back for want to funds/risks involved.

For those enterprises who are tired of server resource constraints and expense of keeping administrators and other resources on payroll.

For those Startups who are venturing in to e-Commerce space and want test the space and conserve cash.

AWS provides support for e-Commerce software like Magento. In addition, access to Amazon web store front. Along with AWS, e-Commerce only features like: Checkout by Amazon, Amazon Simple Pay, Fulfillment by Amazon, Amazon Web store, Amazon Advertising Services etc.

For example Checkout by Amazon, is a checkout solution that leverages Amazon's e-commerce capabilities and offers your customers a familiar and trusted solution.

Amazon Simple Pay allows you to use amazon customer's payment setup information for payment purposes.

Fulfillment by Amazon service allows you to use amazon infrastructure for making physical deliveries of goods to customers.

Amazon Web Store allows you to use Amazon flagship web store to display your goods there by using the name of recognition of trusted brand in the market place.

Amazon AWS Web Applications - Amazon Joomla Web Applications - Amazon WordPress Web Applications

What enterprises should use amazon AWS?

Intensive data processing once or twice a month requires outlay of computer infrastructure and resources which remain underutilized rest of the month.

Rich media applications with lots of down loads and video playing.

Lot of visitors to site and spike in usage from time to time

Financial applications with lot of data processing.

Lots of intranet applications on many servers

Call centers and service departments with lots of customer traffic

Two AWS services that are very useful to enterprises are AWS virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and AWS Cloud Formation. These two services help enterprises to configure and control the web applications in a simpler manner with full security.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you provision a private, isolated section of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define. With Amazon VPC, you can define a virtual network topology that closely resembles a traditional network that you might operate in your own data center. You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways.

AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion.

You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order in which AWS services need to be provisioned or the subtleties of how to make those dependencies work. CloudFormation takes care of this for you. Once deployed, you can modify and update the AWS resources in a controlled and predictable way allowing you to version control your AWS infrastructure in the same way as you version control your software.

All resource types such as Amazon EC2 instances, security groups and Elastic IP addresses, Elastic Load Balancers, Auto Scaling Groups and Amazon RDS Database instances can now be deployed into any existing Amazon VPC using CloudFormation templates. The templates allow you to run multi-tier web applications and corporate applications in a private network. With Amazon VPC and CloudFormation, you can easily control which resources you want to expose publicly and which ones should be private.

Amazon AWS Mobile Solutions

Amazon AWS iOS and Amazon AWS Android SDK

The AWK SDK for iOS and Android makes it possible to control and monitor the cloud infrastructure in real time from anywhere i.e. on the go. Enterprises need this functionality to have control and access to the infrastructure any time so that they can respond to business and system level requirements.

What are the benefits to enterprise on Amazon AWS?

Gives flexibility to enterprise to access storage from the cloud for mobile applications

Gives enterprises ability to monitor and respond to usage spikes and system level demand issues.

Flexibility to adapt to situations and monitor the web and e-Commerce applications

The AWS SDK for iOS or Android makes it easier for software developers to call an AWS web service API directly from a mobile application. Previously, developers either wrote their own libraries to handle the HTTP connection, request retries, and error handling, or built additional infrastructure to proxy the API requests through a server fleet. With the mobile SDKs, developers can add the following infrastructure to their mobile applications:

Storage - Store and retrieve any amount of data using Amazon S3.

Database - Add a highly available, scalable, and flexible non-relational data store using Amazon SimpleDB with little or no administrative burden.

Messaging - Integrate reliable, highly scalable mobile-to-mobile communication into applications using Amazon SQS, and Amazon SNS. Send bulk and transactional email to customers using Amazon SES.

Compute - Launch and manage Amazon EC2 instances with a number of features for building scalable, failure resilient, and enterprise class applications.

Monitoring - Monitor your Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon EBS volumes, Elastic Load Balancers, and Amazon RDS database instances in real-time with Amazon CloudWatch.