Frequently Asked Questions
What is Amazon Web Services (AWS)?
(From Wikipedia) Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, which offers a suite of cloud computing services that make up an on-demand computing platform. These services operate from 13 geographical regions across the world. The most central and best-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as “EC2”, and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as “S3”. AWS now has more than 70 services that span a wide range including compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools and tools for the Internet of things. Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity quicker and cheaper than a client company building an actual physical server farm.
What is Cloud Computing?
(From AWS) Whether you are running applications that share photos to millions of mobile users or you’re supporting the critical operations of your business, the “cloud” provides rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources. With cloud computing, you don’t need to make large upfront investments in hardware and spend a lot of time on the heavy lifting of managing that hardware. Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need to power your newest bright idea or operate your IT department. You can access as many resources as you need, almost instantly, and only pay for what you use.
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What types of products are offered through Amazon Web Services?
Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global cloud-based products including storage, databases, analytics,networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, security, compute and enterprise applications. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale. AWS is trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, game development, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.
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What types of Cloud Solutions does AWS offer?
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides trusted, cloud-based solutions to help you meet your business needs. Running your solutions in the AWS Cloud can help you get your applications up and running faster while providing the same level of security that organizations like Pfizer, Intuit, and the US Navy rely on. AWS also provides resources around the world, so you can deploy your solutions where your customers are. The AWS Cloud makes a broad set of services, partners, and support options easily available to help make sure that you can focus on what will make your solution a success. Click on the links below to learn more about the benefits of that solution, see customer case studies, and find technical documentation.
What is meant by the phrase, “Infrastructure as a Service”?
Infrastructure as a Service, sometimes abbreviated as IaaS, contains the basic building blocks for cloud IT and typically provide access to networking features, computers (virtual or on dedicated hardware), and data storage space. Infrastructure as a Service provides you with the highest level of flexibility and management control over your IT resources and is most similar to existing IT resources that many IT departments and developers are familiar with today.