CWPS Cloud Assist - Amazon Web Services

Posted by Myra Koshan on December 23, 2014
Myra Koshan

IT_ComanagementAre you considering outsourcing part of or your entire IT environment? Do you need to add capacity for growing workloads but don't know by how much?

It's becoming increasingly clear that cloud computing by Amazon Web Services (AWS) can provide some answers and bring significant benefits to small and medium businesses (SMB) such as yours. With cloud computing you don't need to make large upfront investments in hardware. Instead you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need to operate your IT department. You can access as many resources as you need, almost instantly, and only pay for what you use.


The Benefits of Utilizing AWS Include:

  • Pay for Infrastructure as you need it, not up front.
  • Lower Total Cost of IT
  • You don't need to guess capacity
  • Increase innovation: experiment fast with low cost and low risk
  • Get rid of undifferentiated heavy lifting
  • Go global in minutes

Amazon Web Services Infrastructure Services


Amazon Web Services offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enable you to run virtually everything in the cloud.  It is made up of four components:

 Compute: Processor, memory and operating system

  • Storage: Block or object based (EBS or S3), flexible and cost effective
  • Network: Your own Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Database: Managed database services (RDS)

CWPS Cloud Assist - Managed AWS


With the implementation of AWS, you will need assistance in deployment and maintenance. The CWPS Cloud Assist package consists of foundation managed services that include:


  • Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • Identity Access Management
  • Network Element Management       
  • Billing and Optimization

There are also optional services that include incremental offerings for customers with specific needs not addressed by foundation managed services.  One of them includes Advanced Security Services provided by Alert Logic. Alert Logic SOC and CWPS NOC work together 24X7X365 to provide deep security insights, continuous protection, and lower total costs.


AWS and CWPS Cloud Assist reduces total IT costs by at least 30% compared to an on premise deployment. Not only do you save money but you can also spend more time focusing on your business and not the daily IT hassles.




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