Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a reliable and secure cloud services platform which offers you with better computing power, content delievery, database storage and other functionalities to help businesses scale and grow.
Today millions of businesses are using AWS cloud services, products and solutions to build applications with increased availability, flexibility and scalability. It is a comprehensive and growing cloud computing platform provided by Amazon.com. It’s web services are sometimes known as remote computing services or cloud services. The first services or offering by AWS were launched in 2006 to provide online services for client-side applications and websites. It gives you the ‘pay as you go‘ feature which means that you only pay for the service you use and for the time you use.
The services provided by AWS till now are as follows:
- Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
- Elastic Beanstalk
- Simple Storage Service (S3)
- Relational Database Service (RDS)
- AWS IoT
- Mobile Hub
and many more…
Now, let us discuss about some of the AWS cloud services;
Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)
This web service provodes resizeable compute capacity allowing user to run their own applications. It reduces the time required for obtaining and booting new server instances to minutes which makes it easy to use feature and allowing you to quickly scale the capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change.
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
With this service, the applications can be quickly deployed and managed without worrying about the infrastructure that runs those applications. It provides the facility of flexibility of how you want to manage the infrastructure which can be challenging task for a person if it is done manually.
This web service is designed to launch or terminate Amazon EC2 service automatically. It helps you maintain the availability of the application and allows you to scale your EC2 instance capacity both up and down automatically according to the conditions defined.
Elastic Load Balancing
This web service which distributes incoming traffic across mutiple EC2 instances. It detects unhealthy instances and reroutes the traffic to healthy instances until the unhealthy instances have been restored. It provides you with the achievement of fault tolerance in your applications, providing the amount of load balancing capacity needed to route the application traffic.
Storage and Content Delivery
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
It is a storage service used to store and retrieve any amount of data at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives you the object storage which is highly scalable, fast, and inexpensive data storage infrastructure which AWS itself uses to run its own global network of websites.
This storage service provides durability and low cost storage with features like data backup. With this service data can be stored for months, years or even decades. Users can store large and small amounts of data for as little as $0.004 per gigabyte per month and the retrieval of data can take from a few minutes to several hours.
Amazon Import/Export Snowball
This is a service used to physically transfer large amounts of data into and out of AWS cloud using customer provided portable devices. It aims on reducing the long tansfer times, high costs and security vulnerabilities which are often associated with transferring large amounts of data over the Internet.