Over the weekend Lance and Pat took on the major task of migrating our hosting infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS). While it was a big task, there has been little impact on clients other than all the fantastic benefits of being on the AWS platform.
What is AWS?
According to Wikipedia:
Amazon Web Services (abbreviated AWS) is a collection of remote computing services (also called web services) that together make up a cloud computing platform, offered over the Internet by Amazon.com. The most central and well-known of these services are Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3.
We have moved to the EC2 network and are pleased to be joining companies like AirBnB, Thompson Reuters, SAP as well as web platforms like DropBox, Foursquare and Pinterest on AWS.
Why did we choose AWS?
One of the primary reasons to go with AWS is its global network. With clients all over the world, servicing their own global markets, we wanted to ensure our new hosting solution had the strength and depth of infrastructure to grow with us. Which leads to another reason; AWS’s flexibility. With AWS it is far easier to alter the service to match our clients needs. We can easily add servers, or upgrade to bigger machines.
Redfox have been looking at AWS for some time, but until November 2012 they didn’t have an Australian Data Centre and with page load speed a critical factor in SEO results, we were conscious not to hinder our clients with any load lag issues. AWS has a global network, with a developing focus on the Asia Pacific region which you can see here:
What does this mean for me?
For valued clients of Redfox Media, we are now offering new hosting packages that keep up with the current demand for bandwidth and storage. We will be in touch over the coming weeks to make sure you are on the best package for your site.
For companies not yet working with us, you can be assured that if you make the move to Redfox Media, you will be in safe hands with market leading hosting infrastructure to support you and your website.