Cloudsafe365, which provides backup and security services for websites built on WordPress, has jumped on to the Amazon Web Services bandwagon.
This week, CEO Craig Deveson announced Cloudsafe365’s arrival on the recently launched AWS Marketplace, potentially beefing up the quality and range of its services, and also opening up a world of new opportunities.
“Behind the plugin, Cloudsafe365 has been built using Amazon Web Services including Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon Route 53, Amazon Cloudwatch and Amazon S3,” he said. “These are services that have allowed us to develop the application at less than 50% of expected costs and move through the product roadmap faster.”
Deveson said his company expects to “combine these cutting-edge features with a fully managed Amazon Linux AMI version shortly, to provide an easier all-in-one offering.”
Magnet for businesses
It is easy to see why Cloudsafe365 — a simple-to-use WordPress plugin that backs up user’s sites in real time and defends it from the latest malware, hacking and content theft — is heading in the direction it is.
AWS Marketplace is increasingly popular because it helps companies rapidly build products and businesses online without needing to set up any infrastructure of their own. Its attractive pay-per-use pricing and ability to swiftly scale as business grows, has added to its appeal.
Diverse organisations and companies use Amazon’s cloud computing services. For example, NASA uses it to control robots on the surface of Mars. Netflix uses it to run its video streaming service. Recently, the U.S. National Institutes of Health chose AWS to store, for public use, the entire contents of its 1000 Genomes Project, containing about 200 terabytes of data.
“Amazon is already transforming the Australian market for cloud computing services. Many companies that require genuine public cloud computing services are choosing to go with Amazon,” Deveson told Anthill in an interview. “This includes corporations, startups and government departments.”
Deveson says small businesses will see significant benefits from Amazon.
“The Amazon AWS Marketplace will further increase value and options to SMEs by providing more application choice and features. One-click installs, greater integration and more tools will make it easier for Australian business to grow their online presence,” said Deveson, who believes there is no Australian cloud computing provider with the capabilities of Amazon.
AWS is already seen as the 800-pound gorilla in the cloud computing market, even in Australia where it has yet to fully set up its services.
The technology analyst firm Telsyte reckons 2/3rds of Australian businesses already use AWS or Microsoft cloud computing services. Also, about 35% of Australian enterprises subscribe to some type of IaaS (infrastructure as a service) or PaaS (platform as a service) cloud service, with the majority of the subscriptions, and data, heading to overseas providers.
AWS is clearly about to make its presence felt in the Australian market place.