AWS Cloud Economics developed the Cloud Value Framework to help organizations build a comprehensive business case for cloud by measuring and tracking progress against four key dimensions of value: cost savings, staff productivity, operational resilience, and business agility. In this paper, we share how the AWS Cloud is transforming business and provide an analysis of these four aspects of business value based on over 1,500 public AWS case studies and examination of 15 operational and financial KPIs.
AWS customers realize business value in five key areas:
- Cost savings through a system that scales to meet performance requirements and eliminate waste
- Increased staff productivity in strategic, differentiating areas
- Operational resilience that protects against hardware failures, natural disasters, and power outages
- Developers can instantly provision resources and begin writing code for innovative new applications or services, improving business agility
- Minimizing the environmental impact of business operations through sustainability initiatives
We believe [AWS] enables us to operate more securely in the public cloud than we can in our own data centers.”
Rob Alexander, Chief Information Officer, Capital One
The average annual cost of downtime for Fortune 1000 companies is $1.25–$2.5 billion per year. A critical application failure can cost $500,000–$1 million per hour. Using cloud services can increase operational resilience and avoid these high costs of IT disruption.
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