Why have Cloud Infrastructure Matters Security AWS
Companies around the world are moving to a cloud-based infrastructure to increase IT agility, gain unlimited scalability, improve reliability, and lower costs. They want the flexibility to expand their operations at a rapid pace without worrying about setting up new IT infrastructure. They want to enhance their end-user and customer experiences by minimizing latency, the time it takes for their data packets to travel, so they can avoid delays and interruptions. As well, customers want to be able to easily support any country-specific data sovereignty requirements, which means they need the flexibility to have a wide selection of geographic regions of data centers from which to choose to deploy their application workloads.
The AWS Global Infrastructure delivers a cloud infrastructure companies can depend on—no matter their size, changing needs, or challenges. The AWS Global Infrastructure is designed and built to deliver the most flexible, reliable, scalable, and secure cloud computing environment with the highest quality global network performance available today. Every component of the AWS infrastructure is designed and built for redundancy and reliability, from regions to networking links to load balancers to routers and firmware. Explore our infrastructure with this interactive map.
Performance is a key driver of the design of the AWS Global Infrastructure. Whether it is compute, storage, database or networking, companies need a high-performing, low latency cloud infrastructure that has virtually unlimited capacity, provides high availability, and responds to changing needs fast, without any drop in performance.
At AWS, Availability Zones are the core of our infrastructure architecture and they form the foundation of AWS’s and customers’ reliability and operations. Availability Zones are designed for physical redundancy and provide resilience, enabling uninterrupted performance, even in the event of power outages, Internet downtime, floods, and other natural disasters.
Security at AWS starts with our core infrastructure. Custom-built for the cloud and designed to meet the more stringent security requirements in the world, our infrastructure is monitored 24/7 to help ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our customers’ data. Customers can build on the most secure global infrastructure, knowing they always own their data, including the ability to encrypt it, move it, and manage retention.
The AWS Global Infrastructure is designed and built for redundancy and reliability, from regions to networking links to load balancers to routers to firmware. For example, in order to offer maximum resiliency against system disruptions, AWS builds its data centers in multiple geographic Regions as well as across multiple AZs within each Region. Each Region is isolated from the others. And AWS AZs are true AZs: completely separate buildings kilometers apart for complete redundancy.
The AWS Global Infrastructure enables companies to be extremely flexible and take advantage of the conceptually infinite scalability of the cloud. AWS compute capacity is increasing at an unparalleled rate - adding the compute capacity of a Fortune 500 company every day. This constant increase in capacity drives the increasing automation of AWS processes and operational practices, helping ensure the companies that rely on AWS don’t miss a beat. Companies can quickly spin up resources as they need them, deploying hundreds or even thousands of servers in minutes.
With the industry’s most extensive datacenter footprint, the AWS Global Infrastructure enables more customers to benefit from cloud economics and reduce the TCO of their overall IT infrastructure. By deploying and delivering their workloads in the AWS Cloud, a 2018 IDC research report indicates that customers can achieve important financial benefits that help increase growth, drive efficiencies, and realize important long-term cost reductions, including: 51% lower 5-year cost of operations, 62% more efficient IT infrastructure staff, and 90% less staff time to deploy new storage.