When it comes to selecting technologies for Caspio’s Platform-as-a-Service, our focus has been on finding superior solutions that deliver the highest quality experience, reliability, and scale for our users. We’re continuously looking for innovative and secure solutions that give us the flexibility to keep growing and extending the platform to new levels; and without a doubt, one of our top technology partners is Amazon Web Services (AWS).
When AWS was first launched in 2006, our DevOps team was intrigued by this new technology, but wanted to give it an opportunity to mature before jumping onboard. Several years later, we felt the time was right to migrate our data center operations from SAVVIS, a global data center provider, to AWS.
The easy-to-use and scalable AWS infrastructure has allowed for abundant capacity on-demand, and after years of use, we are still happy with our decision. We continue to closely monitor our technology providers and their competitors to ensure that every technology we use continues to be the leader in the market.
In fact, AWS has been consistently ranked as the leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure-as-a-Service every year since Gartner created the IaaS category in 2011.
Last month, our DevOps team attended the annual AWS re:Invent Conference in Las Vegas. We thought we would share a few factoids from the conference that demonstrate AWS’ astonishing growth.
Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) usage had a 99% year-over-year growth in 2014.
The usage of Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) reached 137% year-over-year growth in 2014.
Additionally, AWS also claims that they are the fastest-growing enterprise IT company, with over one million active customers.
Undoubtedly, the cloud has profoundly changed IT and the business world in general. Similarly, Caspio harnesses the power and capabilities of best-of-breed technologies such as AWS – which are primarily designed for IT – and we bring them within the reach of non-technical business users.
We hope you take advantage of your Caspio account knowing that you are on the best infrastructure available, and if you don’t have an account yet, sign up for a free trial.