Evolution is the beating heart of modernization. Savvy tech leaders don’t expect their organizations to continue operating in the way they do now—not tomorrow, next month or next year.
But what services will be needed? Which apps? Which tools? With VMware Cloud on AWS, organizations have access to an ever-evolving list of cloud-native technologies, like containers, server-less computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence. IT teams can use these services to unlock the value of company data, drive innovation, enhance existing business applications and help build new ones.
“At AWS, we’re reinventing the core building blocks of compute and data stores that allow customers to build and deploy more modern applications,” Yanar says. “As customers get comfortable with cloud operating models, they can begin to re-factor and re-platform applications. For example, they can experiment with efficiencies from containers, leverage more open-source technologies or shift operating models away from waterfall to agile development.”
“Innovation is built in with AWS, and we’re innovating faster than any other cloud provider,” adds Yanar. “In 2019, we released over 2,345 services and features. In 2020, that rose to 2,757. All of these cloud-native services are there when you’re ready to modernize your development, operations, applications and, ultimately, your business.”
With the cloud, you can invest most of your technology resources into building, experimenting and creating new experiences for your customers instead of having to focus on the undifferentiated heavy lifting of managing infrastructure and data centers. That’s when you see your maintenance costs really go down. As of April 20, 2021, for instance, AWS has reduced prices 109 times since we launched in 2006.”
Murat Yanar, Director, Migration Workloads, AWS
Modernization is an ongoing process—and the cloud is built with continuous evolution in mind.
“You may not be able to precisely predict the future needs of your business,” says Yanar. “But the cloud provides services to meet these ever-changing demands and help you innovate with flexibility and security.”