At Aradius we use lots of open source software solutions like WordPress, Drupal, Linux, NGINX & Ubuntu. We do this for a number of reasons. Mostly to avoid locking our clients into pricy proprietary software solutions ( ahem! ASPNET / IIS we’re looking at you. ). But like lots of other innovative software companies out there these days we realized pretty early on that if you stand on the shoulders of giants you can innovate at even higher levels. And these open-source vendors with teams of sometimes thousands of contributors around the world are nothing short of giants in the depth and breadth of their offerings.
The Awesome Power & Elasticity Of AWS
Cloud Computing is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot these days without most people taking the time to appreciate what it really means. It’s a revolutionary concept in computing architecture enabling smaller teams to deploy and manage virtualized data-centers at a fraction of the cost and at an unprecedented scale. That’s a lot to get your head around so let’s break this down in simpler terms. Cloud Computing offers a means for simplifying and consolidating your computing resources. At Aradius we partner with Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) to offer powerful cloud computing capabilities. You pay only for what you use and we manage everything from your network to your DNS, to enterprise-grade email services and website hosting.
Web Development Isn’t Rocket Science
While this is a cute statement, web development done right is in fact pretty tricky stuff.