Effort is not work. Carrying a piano up the stairs is the same amount of work as using an elevator, but tremendously more effort. Your focus should be on delivering quality code, not the intricacies of deployments. It should be as easy as: Deploy Infrastructure Deploy Code Repeat as necessary
I am now an AWS Solution Architect Associate! My previous experience has all been in an on-premise SOX environment with burdensome manual testing, documentation & deployment processes. The AWS Cloud really does streamline so much of those processes. Not only can you save a ton of money by leveraging their SaaS products, the time ($$$) you can save on deployments and documentation is simply staggering.