Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting Melbourne
- Published 26th Jun 2017
Last edited 13th Feb 2018
I’m Francis Kim and I’m a certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Architect. I enjoy providing consulting services around Melbourne as I’m able to go on-site, see the clients in person and consult through their needs and requirements.
More often than not, requirements start at a very high-level – for example “I/we want to migrate to AWS”. In some cases, the problem is knee-deep such as intermittent duplicate orders on an online shop. The problem turned out to be an external cause, but without an expert, one might keep throwing resources at the issue with no resolution.
Migrating to the cloud, namely Amazon Web Services is definitely the right move to make today. As an Amazon Web Services consultant, I have seen time and time again, local and smaller players not able to keep up with best security practices and hardware. Managed hosting really means nothing if the staff don’t really care about your hosting, or have very limited knowledge.
Personally I have been involved in migration, architecting and development of sites that transact millions of dollars each year, and really, for me to flinch, the site better be doing a billion a year.
The ability to remove emotions and stay calm in emergencies is a pretty difficult ability to master. I remember debugging a system over a 48 hour period with close to no sleep, maybe 2-3 hours max – by the end of which I had a solution for, but I was wrecked! If that process went to 72 hours, I’m not sure what would have happened. At least I have a Nespresso machine at home now 🙂
DevOps is also something smart businesses are betting their money on – I mean, automation is huge everywhere. It doesn’t have to be a bet though; it can be a sure win if you talk to the right person and service provider. The judgement you make on who the right person / service provider is – your skill. A call or a meeting definitely tend to help with that process.
If you are a business, small or big, looking at Amazon Web Services for your website, app, WooCommerce or Magento store, feel free to get in touch now. If you’re in Melbourne we can chat over coffee and the first consultative meeting is free of charge.