Amazon Web Services, or AWS, is and has been one of the pioneers in the cloud infrastructure industry. Several key factors may determine that it is a key fit for your business:
Geo-location – AWS operates 69 availability zones within 22 geographic regions around the world, allowing you to choose the ideal location centric to you, your customers, or both.
Automated Multi-Region Backups – Even in the cloud, you have to prepare for the chance of country or continent-wide disruptions. Through AMIs and EBS snapshots, AWS makes it easy and affordable to store critical information in multiple geographic locations.
Automated Scheduling – When you or your customers are sleeping, there may be a reduced need for computing resources. With tools like Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) you can predetermine when to scale down resources and save money.
Customization – AWS allows for high-level fine tuning of the services you use, such as using customizable tagging to monitor and adjust resources. This allows for better organization, security, automation and cost tracking.