An Overview of Amazon Web Services Adam Selipsky
Amazon’s Three Businesses Retail Business Tens of millions of active customer accounts Seven countries: US, UK, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, China Seller Business Sell on Amazon websites Use Amazon technology for your own retail website Leverage Amazon’s massive fulfillment center network Developers & IT Professionals On-demand infrastructure for hosting web-scale solutions Hundreds of thousands of registered customers
Heavy Lifting = Price of Admission Server hosting Bandwidth management Contract negotiation Purchase decisions Moving facilities Scaling and managing physical growth Heterogeneous hardware Legacy software Coordinating large teams
Eliminates time and hassle of configuring data centers
Eliminates up-front capital expenses and gives you low, pay-as-you-go pricing
Reduces Time to Market
Access capacity only when you need it; great for quick development and pilot projects
Immediate Cost Savings In the first 12 months since launch, Zoopla estimates they have saved at least £200,000 in the areas of data-centre costs, server cap-ex, server upgrade/maintenance costs, sys admin salaries, network equipment, etc .