Several businesses around the world are starting to move their IT infrastructures into third-party cloud servers. COI tracking is no exception.
Over the first few months of 2018, the online cloud industry grew by over 51%. This exponential growth is understandable because cloud servers are fast, large, and robust when compared to all other traditional means of storage.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has created a name for itself and has managed to top the list. Nevertheless, what makes AWS the best platform for COI tracking? Let us find out.
- Data Encryption
Offering pristine data encryption is one of the key features of AWS. AWS can keep your S3 buckets, EBS volumes, Relational Database Services (RDS) and glacier data reserves safe and secure.
AWS equips each S3 object with a unique key. Amazon’s S3 server-side encryption is one of the most sophisticated block ciphers that are currently available.
It first offers you an encrypted connection. All your data is encrypted during the transfer from a DB instance to your application.
- Direct Connect
One of the most “taken for granted” features that AWS has is its direct connect ability. This will allow you to open up a private virtual interface.
This happens between your Amazon’s virtual cloud network and the on premise network. Apart from being private, this direct network connection also has higher bandwidths than usual.
- AWS Cloud Trail
To understand this feature better, one must first know what API calls are. Every time you send a request to fetch, retrieve, or store information in a cloud server, it is counted as an API call. Cloud Trail is an interesting feature that is built into AWS.
It allows you to keep track of all the API calls that you have made against your account resources. This will also include the calls you have made through the AWS console, command-line tools & SDKs.
- Trusted Advisor
The AWS trusted advisor feature keeps track of your AWS environment and allows you to make informed decisions.
These recommendations will help you save a great deal of money. It also helps improve your system’s performance.
It can also help you seal several security gaps, which in turn makes you reliable. Even without having a paid support plan, you can still be notified of certain security groups.
- Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Using Identity and Access Management (IAM) you can generate users, allocate roles, and create groups.
It also provides you with the power to either allow or deny access to the resources (EC2, RDS, and VPC) to your users.
You can allocate separate credentials to every single user using your AWS account. You can provide access for your employees and let them access the AWS console with the help of IAM. You can still use IAM even if you have an active directory in place already.
- Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs)
Amazon’s VPCs help you create isolated virtual networks. This will help you deploy resources such as EC2s and RDS. You will have complete control over the traffic that is coming in and going out of your network.
VPCs allow you to secure your application by denying or allowing access to the internet. With the use of a Virtual Private Network, you can connect your servers to your VPC without using a public network.
- Security Groups and Network ACL’s
Security groups allow you to write your own firewall rules to establish total control over the incoming and outgoing traffic. You can restrict traffic by many ways.
You can either restrict traffic by filtering out IP addresses, ports, or protocols (TCP, UDP, and ICMP).
ACLs on the other hand will help you work on the subnet level. This is one of the major ways with which you can prevent DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks from happening.
This post should have cleared all the doubts that you had about the reliability of AWS. Apart from being the market leader, AWS has many features that makes it one of the best online cloud resources available.
The features that we just saw is only a short introduction to what AWS has to offer. AWS Marketplace has a countless number of resources and software packages that make COI tracking both scalable and reliable.