Amazon Web Services(AWS)
Amazon is well known as one of the world’s largest online retail platforms, particularly for books and music.
Their development teams were able to access compute and storage resources on demand.
By 2005, Amazon had spent over a decade and millions of dollars building and managing the large-scale, reliable, and efficient IT infrastructure to power their massive online retail platforms.
In 2006 Amazon launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) so that other organizations could take advantage of their huge IT infrastructure.
Today, AWS serves hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide.
Using AWS, you can requisition compute power, storage, and other services in minutes and have the flexibility to choose the development platform or programming model that makes the most sense for the problems they’re trying to solve.
You pay only for what you use, with no up-front expenses or long-term commitments, making AWS a cost-effective way to deliver applications.
Benefits of AWS
AWS enables organizations to use the programming models, operating systems, databases, and architectures with which they are already familiar. In addition, this flexibility helps organizations mix and match
architectures in order to serve their diverse business needs.
With AWS, organizations pay only for what they use, without up-front or long-term commitments.
Scalable and elastic
Organizations can quickly add and subtract AWS resources to their applications in order to meet customer demand and manage costs.
AWS builds services in accordance with security best practices.
Many security features are available, are well documented and supported.
The fact that many Fortune 500 companies use AWS is a testimony to the security and relibability of the cloud services offered.
Amazon has more than fifteen years of experience in delivering large-scale, global infrastructure in a reliable, secure fashion.
Many cloud-providers offer little more than managed services.