On-premises storage can be costly and complex, with expensive hardware refresh cycles and data migrations due to system upgrades. It is also difficult to gain insights because your data is trapped in silos from multiple storage systems. With the cloud consumption model, you adjust on the fly and use what storage you need now without being locked into another hardware refresh. You pay for what you actually do with the data instead of paying for unused storage. You gain agility and access to new services to get the most value from your data. Moving to AWS Storage keeps you agile, reduces costs, and provides unlimited scale, while also tearing down data silos so you can gain insights from data.

"Adoption of cloud services by enterprise organizations to replace or complement their existing infrastructure has evolved at a rapid pace. Most organizations are actively using cloud in one form or another today, and the COVID-19 pandemic, while a unique occurrence, has highlighted examples of how organizations are adapting to disruption by leveraging the operational agility and economic advantages of cloud."

--IDC Market Spotlight, sponsored by AWS,Cloud Storage Adoption: From Cost Optimization to Agility and Innovation

IDC Market Spotlight Cloud Storage Adoption: From Cost Optimization to Agility and Innovation

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Increase agility and reduce costs

With AWS Storage services, resources are only a click away. You reduce the time to make those resources available to your organization from weeks to just minutes. This results in a dramatic increase in agility for your organization. AWS Storage is integrated with a wide range of analytics tools so you can extract more insights from your data to fuel innovation. By moving storage workloads from on-premises to the cloud, you can reduce total cost of ownership by eliminating over-provisioning and the cost of maintaining storage infrastructure.

"Modern cloud storage services are a key component of digital transformation (DX) initiatives, and in an environment characterized by shrinking budgets, we expect spending on cloud services to remain positive during the year, as buyers continue to seek out flexible, resilient, and cost-effective infrastructure services."

--IDC blog, sponsored by AWS,Your Data Deserves Better: Evolve Now with Storage Services in the Cloud

IDC Blog Your Data Deserves Better: Evolve Now with Storage Services in the Cloud

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For your storage in the cloud, AWS provides more ways to optimize costs than other cloud providers:

Save on storage using Amazon S3

Optimize costs by automatically moving data to the most cost-effective access tier, without performance impact or operational overhead with Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering.

Manage costs with Amazon EBS volume types

Optimize block storage for performance and cost for your workload. Amazon EBS volumes allow low latency, high throughput, IOPs, and more.

Learn about Amazon EFS Lifecycle Management

Reduce file storage costs by up to 92% when you move data to the Amazon Elastic File System Infrequent Access storage class (EFS IA).

Optimize costs with Amazon FSx

Choose between the Solid-State Disk (SSD) and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) storage options on Amazon FSx to optimize costs and performance based on your workloads.

Move to the cloud cost-effectively

AWS provides a portfolio of data transfer services to align the right solution and cost to data migration projects for your hybrid cloud storage, online data transfer, and offline data transfer needs.

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Customer case studies

Pacific Inter-Link Group

Using AWS, Pacific Inter-Link Group (PIL Group) reduced the TCO for its SAP environment by 70 percent and expected to save $650,000 in hardware expenses in the first three years. They beat their time to market expectations and went live in six months vs. a projected 18 months with other providers. The SAP system runs on Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2) instances, and backups of the SAP environment are taken daily and weekly and stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets in both the Singapore and Sydney AWS Regions. The savings will be used to drive strategic business process management projects, and internal teams are now free to take over that innovation work rather than outsource it to 3rd parties.

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