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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive and widely adopted cloud platform offered by Amazon. It provides over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Since its inception in 2006, AWS has been at the forefront of cloud innovation, offering scalable, reliable, and cost-effective computing resources to individuals, companies, and governments.

What is Amazon Web Services?

AWS is a cloud service provider that delivers a range of tools and platforms that enable businesses to run virtually everything in the cloud, from common applications and back-end systems to IOT devices and machine learning models. AWS services can be accessed over the internet and operate on a pay-as-you-go pricing model, ensuring that users only pay for what they use. Its extensive global cloud infrastructure allows users to deploy and manage applications and services worldwide with ease and reliability.

Core Services Provided by AWS

AWS offers a broad spectrum of services covering various aspects of computing, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, and more. Here's an overview of some of the key services provided by AWS:

  1. Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)
    EC2 is a service that provides resizable computing capacity in the cloud. It reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances and allows users to scale capacity according to their needs.
  2. Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
    S3 provides scalable object storage for data backup, archival, and analytics. It's renowned for its durability, availability, and unlimited storage space.
  3. Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service)
    RDS makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud, providing cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks.
  4. Amazon DynamoDB
    DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. It is ideal for applications that require consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale.
  5. Amazon VPC (Virtual Private Cloud)
    VPC enables users to provision a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud where they can launch AWS resources in a virtual network they define.
  6. AWS Lambda
    Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume, making it a compelling service for building applications that respond quickly to new information.
  7. Amazon S3 Glacier
    S3 Glacier is a secure, durable, low-cost data archiving storage service. Customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data at a meager cost.
  8. AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  9. This service provides an easy way to deploy and manage applications in the AWS Cloud. You upload your application, and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, scaling, and application health monitoring.
  10. Amazon CloudFront
    CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency and high transfer speeds.
  11. AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    IAM enables you to manage access to AWS services and resources securely. It allows you to create and manage AWS users and groups and use permissions to allow and deny their access to AWS resources.

These services are just the tip of the iceberg regarding AWS's comprehensive offerings. By leveraging these tools, businesses can achieve greater efficiency, agility, and cost savings. As the world continues to move more of its infrastructure to the cloud, AWS consistently innovates to meet the evolving needs of its diverse customer base. Whether you're a startup, a large enterprise, or a government entity, AWS has the services and infrastructure to help you build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability, and reliability.

Synonyms: AWS