Amazon Web Services (AWS) is unarguably the biggest player in the cloud computing arena today. Ever since AWS debuted in 2006 with its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings EC2 (for virtual machine management) and S3 (for cloud storage), the way organizations procure infrastructure and develop applications has been profoundly transformed.

Before AWS, organizations had to undertake the painstaking process of preparing all the infrastructure needed to run their software and applications. They had to purchase physical hardware, set up data centers, procure bandwidth and sometimes even electricity, purchase software licenses, and finally install various necessities such as firewalls and antivirus software to run the applications they needed. They then had to optimize everything, stock spare parts for the servers, and worry about the maintenance of the entire infrastructure on a 24/7 basis.

Today AWS helps organizations handle most of their infrastructure needs. With its IaaS services, users can create their own virtual infrastructure as small or as large as they need by simply clicking a few buttons. IT professionals also love AWS’s enormous scalability and array of features and capabilities, all of which allow them to host and run applications in the cloud without the hassle of hardware management. The overall savings in time and money can be quite significant.

AWS is mainly tailored for the IT professional. Business users, on the other hand, find AWS complex and bewildering, as most of them do not usually possess the technical skills to set up servers or manage infrastructure. Furthermore, developing an application on AWS is pretty much the same as it has always been … all that’s been simplified is the application hosting.

What if there was a platform that could extend all the benefits of AWS to business users without any of the technical complexities? Caspio does just that. Designed with business users in mind, Caspio’s online database platform aims to bridge the gap between AWS’s capabilities and business users’ knowledge. As a certified AWS Partner, Caspio takes care of all the infrastructure management of the database, network, server, backup, monitoring, and scaling. And most importantly, an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) is provided for business users to navigate through the platform with ease. Business professionals are empowered to create and manage various kinds of forms, data sharing reports, or even custom applications such as CRM (customer relationship management), self-service BI (business intelligence), and task management systems — all without having to learn AWS.

Caspio enables all business users to build custom online databases and apps for their particular projects and respond to opportunities as they emerge, while at the same time reducing their dependence on IT. Many Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and universities have successfully leveraged Caspio to create an ecosystem of business applications to support their various functions. Customers also take advantage of Caspio’s domain expertise, consulting and support, which is way above and beyond what AWS offers its user base.

Additionally, Caspio currently offers its cloud productivity platform on four AWS data centers around the globe: North America, Europe, South America, and Australia. Customers can take full advantage of the world-class AWS cloud infrastructure that is closest to them for optimized performance and security compliance.

The Caspio platform is a combination of technologies at the peak of what the cloud promise is all about: economic advantages, productivity, and flexibility.

Sign up for a free trial account to create your own custom cloud apps, or request a no-obligation consultation with a Caspio adviser to discuss how your business needs can be fulfilled using the platform.

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