AWS is a leading cloud service provider (CSP) and a subsidiary of Amazon. AWS provides infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and packaged software as a service (SaaS) offerings.
AWS offers services such as computing, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools, and tools for the Internet of Things.
AWS launched in 2006 from the internal infrastructure that Amazon.com built to handle its online retail operations.
AWS services can be managed through a web-based management console, command line interface (CLI) or software development kits (SDK). With AWS, you can provision resources in seconds and build applications without upfront capital investment.
AWS was one of the first CSP introduced pay-as-you-go or pay-for-what-you-use cloud computing model that scales to provide users with computing, storage or throughput as needed.
Aws is constantly evolving and adding new offerings. AWS has more than 100 unique services including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, security and enterprise applications.
AWS Global Infrastructure
The AWS Cloud spans 55 Availability Zones within 18 geographic Regions and 1 Local Region around the world, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions.
Currently Available New Regions (Coming soon)
Regions: AWS Region is a separate geographic area and each AWS Region has multiple, isolated locations known as Availability Zones.
Availability Zones: An Availability Zone is an isolated location within data center regions from which public cloud services originate and operate. Each Availability Zones belong to a single region. Also, each AZ is isolated, but the AZs in a region are connected through low-latency links.
The top 10 Enterprise AWS Customers are:
- Suncorp Bank
- Dow Jones
- NTT Docomo
- Conde Nast
The top 10 services of AWS are:
- EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute)
- RDS (Relational Database Service)
- S3 (Simple Storage Service)
- VPC (Virtual Private Cloud)
- SNS ( Simple Notification Service)
- Elastic Beanstalk
- Auto Scaling
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