4 Reasons Why You Should Migrate Your Website to AWS
Learn more about the benefits of moving your website to the AWS cloud.
Heroku, a cloud-based platform from Salesforce, is designed to make it easy for companies to build, deliver, monitor and scale applications with high velocity. It is particularly attractive to developers, because it helps them get their applications up and running quickly with less focus on infrastructure configuration. But as companies grow and their needs get more complex, it often makes more business sense to migrate those applications from Heroku to AWS. In this blog post, we will review the key differences between Heroku and AWS and why, if you're on Heroku, you may be better served by migrating your applications to the AWS cloud.
Heroku is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is actually built on top of AWS. Heroku takes a curated selection of the services and capabilities available from AWS and packages them into an easy-to-use solution for application development. The company provides and manages the tools—OS and databases, for example—so the organization needs to concern itself only with its own functions and data.
AWS, by contrast, provides and manages the hardware, but the customer manages everything else, including the OS, the databases, the software stack, and all data.
Heroku is an attractive option when the primary goal, as with a small startup, is just to get up and running. It can serve as a sort of onramp to an organization’s use of the cloud, but you can wind up stuck in the slow lane. You are limited to the languages and environments that Heroku offers- if the runtimes or components you want to develop on aren’t supported, you don’t have other choices.
Conversely, AWS’s flexibility and wide range of choices can make it a more attractive option, enabling customers to build more resilient, available, and complex systems on AWS. Let’s review several reasons why a company might choose to migrate from Heroku to AWS.
When your organization grows to the point where you’re chafing at the restrictions imposed by the Heroku platform, it’s time to move into the fast lane by migrating your applications to AWS.
Mission, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and Managed Services Provider, has the AWS Migration Competency and extensive experience helping customers migrate from any environment- including Heroku- to AWS. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you you migrate your Heroku applications to AWS.
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