You’ve decided AWS is right for your organization. Now what?

Other · Jun 21, 2018

Cloud computing is now a key technology enabler for companies undergoing the complex task of digitally transforming their business. Leading the pack is the hyperscale cloud platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), which offers compute, storage, network, database and other services to help build and host business applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.
Not only is developing and supporting applications faster and easier in AWS, running them in the AWS environment enables companies to better serve their customers, respond to business opportunities, and accelerate their digital transformation goals.

With so much going for it, is there a downside to AWS?

A perpetually evolving platform and growing list of more than 120 services can make it challenging for many organizations to stay current with new developments and to successfully navigate AWS.
Architecting the right AWS solution and managing it internally can be a challenge for many organizations as it requires AWS expertise and dedicated resources. Even if a business is able to maintain the necessary IT expertise, the demand often exceeds available resources as workloads and applications are added. Costs can quickly spiral out of control due to cloud sprawl and unmanaged consumption. Not to mention the ever-growing pressure to mitigate security risks and ensure compliancy.

Maximize your AWS investment with managed cloud services

Organizations adopting AWS realize greater profitability, smarter use of their IT resources, operational agility, and faster time to market. But migrating to or managing AWS also increases operational burden with the biggest challenge being the lack of time and IT expertise. With more companies migrating to cloud, there are simply not enough IT experts to help them get there. 
IDC estimates there are more than 50,000 unfilled IT positions in Canada today
As AWS adopters discover their limitations, they seek out partners who can help them realize its full potential - giving rise to another vital ingredient in digital transformation success: managed cloud services. By offloading the management of AWS to a managed cloud services provider, your organization will benefit from better performance, improved security and compliance, and lower consumption costs. 

What to look for in a managed AWS provider

With so many managed cloud service players in the market, finding the right fit for your business can be intimidating.
In a recent Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Forecast, IDC states that “supporting customers for managed cloud services requires having a broad breadth of capabilities that include transformational services (migration, upgrades, etc.), which are embedded as part of managed cloud services; the ability to manage across both cloud and non-cloud environments; and the means of managing multi public cloud environments.”
A Canadian leader in cloud and managed hybrid IT, TELUS assists organizations with their digital transformation. Our managed multi-cloud services can help you build and manage the right blend of cloud technologies, combined with network connectivity and security to simplify cloud migration and transform your IT.
As a certified AWS partner, TELUS offers:
  • Cloud advisory services: to assess your workloads and plot a successful migration strategy to AWS
  • Flexible managed AWS services: fully managed or co-managed services based on your application or business requirements
  • Best practices for AWS deployment: systems, processes and tools for your AWS service management so you can scale and innovate faster
  • The complete hybrid IT solution: including a mix of traditional and cloud technologies, high-performance network connectivity, and enterprise-grade security services
Authored by:
Alim Khan Shafeeulla
Alim Khan Shafeeulla