Ericsson the Great
Brian L. Atkinson
Dr. Bouaffo Koume
Information Systems Decision Making
September 1, 2013
Cloud computing is defined as technology that is rented or leased on a regular, or as needed basis. Because it has been a successful rising trend in the business world, it is now available to consumers and businesses. In this research, we will discover how a major player such as Ericsson has capitalized it profits and jet-streamed its businesses using Amazon Web Services. Let us take a look at the scalability, dependability, manageability, and adaptability of Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and RightScale along with the security concerns and cost issues of cloud-based ...view middle of the document...
“Working in more than 175 countries, more than 90,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 203.3 billion (USD 28.2 billion) in 2010” (Amazon Web Services, 2012). Ericsson benefited from Amazon Web Services as it saved money by reducing IT operating cost, on-demand availability for services, and the ability of automated software updates and changes. This provided a new way for the company to interact with customers and for customers to have access to the company. Cloud computing with Amazon Web Services is relatively inexpensive for both consumers and the business. There are no high subscription costs and consumers do not have to endure the agony of long-term contracts, fees, and charges. “Additionally, Cloud Computing drives down up-front and on-going IT labor costs and gives you access to a highly distributed, full-featured platform at a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure.” (Amazon Web Service, 2013). Next, the on demand availability for services on several devices is a major benefit for Ericsson. The convenience just makes the deal sweeter as it makes Amazon Web Services accessible at all times whenever it’s needed. Also, with Amazon’s global footprint, it allows remote access for accessibility wherever it is needed as well. This allows for automated updates and changes to occur quickly and efficiently while reaching the entire platform in one swoop. “Servers, applications, and bandwidth requirements can be tweaked on–the-fly, instead of waiting days or weeks for hardware or software upgrades to arrive or be installed “(Amazon Web Services, 2011). With cloud computing, the strength of adapting on the go can save bundles of underlying cost.
“Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud” (Amazon Web Services, 2013). In other words, it allows administrators to configure or change the capacity size with little resistance or errors. “Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change” (Amazon Web Services, 2013). Therefore, changes can be made quickly and efficently. Furthermore, you are not paying for capacity that you are not using.
“Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites” (Rightscale Documentation, 2006-2013). This gives Ericsson or any other administrator the access to store, retrieve, manage, transfer, and share any data at any given point. With access and convenience, it offers solutions to manage data and cost for large and small businesses.
Rightscale is basically the link between applications and the cloud. “RightScale enables...