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Amazon Web Services: Migrating your .NET Enterprise Application by Rob Linton

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So why AWS

So why go with AWS when there are options out there such as Microsoft Azure, where the underlying infrastructure is managed for you?

In my opinion, the biggest reasons are flexibility and control. PaaS services effectively 'lock' you into their platform. Applications designed for a particular PaaS vendor are not transparently transportable to other PaaS vendors. This can be a feature and a curse. By locking into a particular PaaS vendor, you are able to customize your application to take advantage of those features that are PaaS-specific (such as Azure). But by the same token, if you're not happy with your PaaS provider, you have nowhere to go, and the PaaS providers know it!

By keeping your application technology agnostic, you have ...

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