Startups are the groundwork for the success of the Amazon Web Services. With them, the IaaS market leader has grown. Based on an official initiative AWS builds out this customer target market and will leave the rest of IaaS providers further in the rain. Because with the exception of Microsoft and Rackspace, nothing happens in this direction.
It’s no secret that AWS is specifically “bought” the favor of startups. Apart from the attractive service portfolio founders, who are supported by Accelerator, obtain AWS credits in the double digits to start their ideas on the cloud infrastructure.
With AWS Activate Amazon has now launched an official startup program to serve as a business enabler for developers and startups. This consists of the “Self-Starter Package” and the “Portfolio Package”.
The Self-Starter Package is aimed at startups that are trying their own luck and includes the well-known free AWS offering, which may take any new customer. In addition, an AWS Developer Support for a month, “AWS Technical Professional” training and discounted access to solutions of SOASTA or Opscode are included. The Portfolio Package is for startups that are in a accelerator program. These will get AWS credits worth between $1,000 and $15,000 and a month or one year of free AWS business support. There are also “AWS Technical Professional” and “AWS Essentials” training included.
Any questions on the high market shares?
With this initiative, the Amazon Web Services will keep making the pace in the future. With the exception of Microsoft, Google and Rackspace, AWS positioned oneself as the only platform for users to implement their own ideas. All other vendors rather embrace corporate customers, who are more hesitant to jump on the cloud train, and do not offer the possibilities of the AWS cloud infrastructure by far. Instead of interpret the portfolio on cloud services, they try to catch customers with compute power and storage. But, infrastructure from the cloud means more than just infrastructure.