Introduction to AWS – Amazon Web Services

AWS Services
AWS Services
AWS Services

AWS Services

Amazon was founded in 1994, July 04 as “Cadabra” from “Abra Cadabra” but latterly it got transformed into “Amazon” because Bezos(founder) looked for a brand name that would align with his vision: the earth’s biggest bookstore. AWS stands for Amazon Web Services and it is the product of Amazon which was introduced by Amazon in 2002. Amazon is the world’s largest provider of “cloud infrastructure services – IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)”. Iaas refers to the online services that abstract the user from the infrastructure details like like backup, location, scaling, physical computing resources, data partitioning, security etc. Billing of Iaas services get calculated on utility computing basis which means the “cost reflects the amount of resources allocated and consumed”. Iaas services can have virtual machines, servers, storage, load balancers, networks etc.

In 2006, amazon began providing its Infrastructure Services to business in the form of web services which are now called cloud computing. Using these services, now the users no longer need to pre plan & procure servers and other IT infrastructure in advance, they can instantly set-up these services according to their needs and deliver faster results. Amazon is having data centers in the locations U.S., Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, and Australia, customer are taking advantages of the benefits: Speed, Open & flexible, Agile & instant elasticity, low cost, and secure.

Services provided by amazon web services are as follows:

  • Application Hostings
  • Website Hostings
  • Data Backup & Storage
  • Enterprise IT Solutions
  • Databases
  • Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce
  • Auto Scaling
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Amazon SimpleDB
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • Amazon Fulfillment Web Service (FWS)
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)
  • Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)
  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • Amazon Route 53
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • Amazon Flexible Payments Service (FPS)
  • Amazon DevPay
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • AWS Import/Export
  • AWS Premium Support
  • Alexa Web Information Service
  • Alexa Top Sites
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)


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