From small start-ups to major corporations, companies of all sizes have embraced cloud computing for the scalability, reliability, security and cost benefits it can provide. Some expert believe that cloud computing may have a greater effect on our lives than the PC and dot-com revolutions combined. Cloud platforms also reduce typical development times by an average of 11.6 percent, which is an extra win for our clients. Specific-Group works with a full suite of cloud computing services from Amazon, Microsoft, Google and more.
Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services – analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster. Plus, Azure supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices.
Google Cloud Platform
By freeing them from the overhead of managing infrastructure, provisioning servers and configuring networks, Google Cloud Platform lets our clients focus on their business. Google Cloud is secure, global, high-performance, cost-effective and constantly improving, with powerful analytics that allow us to tap into big data to find answers and build better products. With cloud computing, we can go from prototype to production and beyond without having to think about capacity, reliability or performance.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing platform provided by Amazon.com. To minimize the impact of outages and ensure robustness of the system, AWS is geographically diversified into regions. Specific-Group has deep expertise in working with AWS and much of the customer software and web applications we have developed operate through AWS cloud servers around the world.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. The interface allows us to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction, and provides us with complete control of cloud computing resources. With EC2, we can quickly scale capacity up and down as computing requirements change and protect your applications from common failure scenarios.
Amazon SimpleDB is a highly available NoSQL data store that offloads the work of database administration. It is optimized to provide high availability and flexibility, with little or no administrative burden, and it creates and manages multiple geographically distributed replicas of your data automatically to enable high availability and data durability. SimpleDB allows our team to focus on application development without worrying about infrastructure provisioning, high availability, software maintenance, schema and index management, or performance tuning.
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) our team with secure, durable highly-scalable cloud storage. Amazon S3 is easy to use object storage, with a simple web service interface to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the web. S3 also offers a range of storage classes designed for different use cases and configurable policies for managing your data throughout its lifecycle. Let us analyze your web app and software to determine if S3 is the right cloud computing solution for your needs.
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides re-sizeable capacity for an industry-standard relational database and manages common database administration tasks. Why would you want a managed relational database service? Specific-Group recommends Amazon RDS for many reasons, but here are just a few:
- When you buy a server, you get CPU, memory, storage and IOPS all bundled together. With Amazon RDS, these are split apart so that you can scale them independently.
- Amazon RDS manages backups, software patching, automatic failure detection, and recovery.
- You can have automated backups performed when you need them, or create your own backup snapshot.
- You can use the database products you are already familiar with: MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and more.
- You can help control who can access your RDS databases by using AWS IAM to define users and permissions, and place your databases in a virtual private cloud.
Cloud Services and Technologies overview
Amazon Web Services (AWS), SimpleDB, S3, RDS, CloudEdge, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform