The Challenges of using AWS

AWS can be challenging, especially if you are not familiar with the AWS tools. However, by investing in the right MSP businesses can leverage the full potential of AWS and take their operations to the next level.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive cloud computing platform that offers a vast array of services to help businesses of all sizes run their operations efficiently. However, AWS learning curves are steep. If your team doesn't have the knowledge of the proprietary AWS tools, productivity can be challenging and delayed, putting a strain on your business. So, what exactly are the challenges of using AWS and how can businesses leverage the help of a managed service provider (MSP) to take their business to the next level?


AWS is a complex platform that allows businesses to easily scale up or down their IT infrastructure based on their needs with a wide range of services, each with its own set of features and functionalities. This means businesses can quickly respond to changes on demand without having to invest in additional hardware or software. However, due to the complexity of the AWS platform, this can be an overwhelming process. For example, setting up an Amazon EC2 instance may seem straightforward, but configuring security groups, managing load balancing, and setting up auto-scaling can be challenging if you don’t have sufficient in-house resources. With MSP cloud computing service, businesses can rapidly set up the infrastructure, platforms and applications they need to operate.


With AWS, you only pay for the services you use, so you can save money by avoiding the costs of maintaining physical infrastructure. AWS offers a wide range of pricing models, including pay-as-you-go, reserved instances, and spot instances that can be beneficial to businesses. However, not selecting the right pricing model for your usage pattern can result in unexpected costs. This can be a significant issue for businesses that are not prepared for these expenses. As an MSP well versed in AWS, we see this very often. By enlisting MSP experts with in-depth understanding of the AWS cloud platform, businesses can ensure they are getting exactly the right resources for their needs and budget.


AWS provides a range of security features to help protect your data and applications, including encryption, firewalls, and multi-factor authentication. However, many companies do not realize there is work to set these up; simply putting your data in the cloud does not guarantee security. AWS is also compliant with a wide range of industry standards and regulations, such as HIPAA and PCI DSS. While AWS provides a robust set of security features to protect your data and applications; setting up security groups, configuring access control, and managing encryption can be complex and time-consuming without the expertise of an MSP.


Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) require regular maintenance, including updates and patches, to ensure that your applications and data are secure and up to date. Without the help of experts to conduct this regular maintenance, businesses can be open to security vulnerabilities.

Technical Expertise

To take full advantage of the platform's capabilities, AWS requires technical expertise. However, not having the required technical expertise can be a significant challenge, especially for small businesses without a dedicated IT staff. For example, not having experience with AWS tools like Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) or AWS Lambda can make it challenging to build and deploy applications on the platform.

By investing in the right resources and developing the necessary skills, businesses can leverage the full potential of AWS and take their operations to the next level. 


To learn more about how your organization can leverage the full potential of AWS and level up your operations, contact us today.


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