Amazon Web Services, a comprehensive evolving on-demand computing platform was launched in July 2002. AWS is basically crafted from the internal infrastructure that Amazon.com built to handle its online retail applications. Compute, storage, databases, analytics, and networking are some of the products provided by AWS. Products like mobile developer tools, management tools, IoT, security and enterprise applications are also provided. On a paid subscription basis, the service can be utilised by individuals, companies and governments. With the help of the services provided, organisations are pushed to move faster at lower IT costs and scale.
AWS is one of the first services to bring forth the idea of pay-as- you-go cloud computing model. It aids in providing the user with computing, storage or throughput as required. In addition to powering workloads of storage, warehousing, and archiving, AWS also powers web and mobile applications, game development and data processing. This wide variety of workloads are entrusted to AWS by large enterprises and rapidly developing start-ups.
The services of AWS are provided from dozens of data centres spread across availability zones (AZs) which is different from other technology infrastructure providers. Reliable, affordable, and cost-efficient cloud computing resources are provided by AWS to the customers. The ‘autoscaling’ tool of AWS provides scale capacity. This is to maintain instant health and performance of specific workload types and applications. Scalable object storage for data backup, archival and analytics is one major service offered by Amazon SimpleStorage Service (S3). But for long-term cold storage, Amazon Glacier is recommended.
Amazon Relational Database Service and a high-performance database called Aurora provides managed database services. As memory data caches for real-time applications, an AWS customer can use Amazon ElastiCache and Amazon DynamoDB. Data analytics can perform business intelligence tasks with the help of Amazon Redshift which offers a data warehouse. A location to monitor and manage migrations from premises to the cloud is provided by AWS Migration Hub. To get a control over a virtual network, an isolated sectionof the AWS cloud is used. In case of an IT specialist, it’s done via AWS Direct Connect. The development tools and application services are accessed through the services like AWS Command Line Interface, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Elastic Transcoder, and much more.