How Manufacturers Leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Infrastructure

Oct 01, 2020

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Volodymyr Rudyi

Growing at a 33% year-over-year pace, Amazon Web Services (AWS) commands 47.8% of the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market and 32% of the cloud infrastructure market.

So, why would manufacturing companies want to consider leveraging this $35 billion business as its cloud infrastructure technology partner?

Much of the answer depends on what category of manufacturing your company focuses on, as well as your own company’s individual challenges. Most manufacturers competing in today’s marketplace produce a lot of data.

At the most basic level, manufacturing companies turn to AWS to

  • Store data in a safe place
  • Process data
  • Visualize data
  • Apply machine learning

As an example, consider a manufacturing company with lots of documents to manage and complex workflows. The documents need to be changed over time and accordingly require proper security permissions to manage.

Right now, this company is using Box.com and Dropbox. By switching to AWS, this company will save an estimated $4,000 per month (nearly $50,000 per year). Their file storage needs currently are pretty basic, but the switch to AWS also opens up possibilities for extensions and integrations. 

In contrast, the leadership of this manufacturing company sees Box.com and Dropbox more as closed systems.

Is your manufacturing company leveraging AWS as its cloud infrastructure technology partner? Share your comments below.

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