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What is AWS?

When talked about cloud services platform, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) is always rated as a secure cloud services platform and one of the leading public cloud vendors. AWS is like the 800-pound gorilla in cloud computing industry where it continues to lead the IaaS and PaaS pack, followed by Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM Cloud (formerly SoftLayer).

Launched in 2006, AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides cloud solution like computing infrastructure over the Internet with storage, bandwidth and customized support for application programming interfaces (API).

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Cloud Computing Services in AWS

AWS provides cloud solution with rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources and hardware. Their users will have the easy access to servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the Internet. In other words, AWS owns and maintains the hardware, and users pay to use it.

The AWS services include:

  • Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2)
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
  • Amazon SimpleDB
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)

What you need to know about AWS

Launched during the cloud computing’s early phase, AWS has actually changed the face of cloud computing.

Here’s why.

  • Flexibility

Flexibility is one of the unique strengths of AWS where services are available from servers to storage to devices. The services available in AWS allow enterprises, start-ups, and even public sector customers to customize the services that meet their business needs.

  • Good Security

AWS understands that cyberspace is vulnerable to different risk stemming from cyber threats and hazards. It sounds risky to keep your business’s information online. Knowing the importance of cyber security, AWS takes steps to strengthen the security and resilience of cyberspace and ensure that client’s data is safe. The AWS’s platform is built with compliance, governance and regulatory requirements such as controlling, auditing and managing identity as well as configuration. In other words, enhanced cyber security is guaranteed on AWS.

  • Hybrid Capabilities

Whether your business needs include storage, databases, or networking, AWS provides access to the tools and services that you need to succeed. The hybrid capabilities of AWS enable clients to close the gap between the across the services you already have and the cloud services that you’re going to get. In other words, clients don’t need to completely abandon their existing physical resources in order to use AWS.

Other than the wide range of products and services, AWS is ideal for business because it’s user-friendly, cost-effective and highly scalable.