What Amazon Web
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a myriad
of services for companies and developers to
use that include web development products,
services, and solutions as well as the ability
to develop and store content in the cloud.
Amazon Web Services is
Based on Cloud Computing
Cloud computing allows businesses to store
content and data in a shared cloud server, creating a
safe and reliable IT infrastructure and making it easy
to share information.
How It Works
•Amazon has been developing the
technology for over a decade, but
began offering the service to
companies in early 2006.
•Amazon Web Services provides an
online web services infrastructure
platform for cloud based computer
•AWS provides companies of various sizes the ability to utilize the same global
cloud based computer infrastructure that supports all of it’s content on
Cloud Computing Platforms
Amazon CloudFront - high performance, globally distributed content delivery.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) - provides resizable compute capacity
in the cloud.
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) - provides resizable capacity for
MySQL deployments in the cloud, while managing time-consuming tasks like backup, scaling, and
Amazon Simple Notiﬁcation Service (Amazon SNS) - makes it easy to send
notiﬁcations from the cloud.
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) - an interface that can be used to store
and retrieve large amounts of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web.
Amazon just announced yesterday what they call
Amazon S3 Reduced Redundancy Storage which
is a new storage option within Amazon’s Simple
Storage platform that allows customers to “store
non-critical, reproducible data at lower levels of
redundancy than Amazon S3's standard storage.”
Other AWS Solutions
•Application Hosting •High Performance Computing
•Backup & Storage •Media Hosting
•Content Delivery •On-Demand Work Force
•Databases •Search Engines
•E-Commerce •Web Hosting
•Enterprise IT •Facebook & iPhone Apps
How It’s Used
•Companies have the option to only pay for what
•Amazon Web Services claims it to be a resilient,
secure and reliable infrastructure for highly
conﬁdential content and databases.
•How applications are used are ﬂexible, and any
application can be built using any platform or
•Amazon refers to it as the “cost-effective IT
Other Products and Services
•Compute •Messaging •Storage
•Content Delivery •Monitoring •Support
•Database •Networking •Web Trafﬁc
•E-Commerce •Payments and Billing •Work Force
• Amazon Machine Images
• Articles & Tutorials
• AWS Management Console
• Developer Tools
• Public Data Sets
• A security center
Through developer resources, AWS also
offer developer access resources that allow
developers to create content in the cloud
using Java, PHP, Ruby or Windows & .Net.
Why It’s Important
Amazon Web Services is a valuable service provided
to companies because it utilizes cloud content
storage, which is the future of IT infrastructure and
will only continue to grow and evolve. As more
people use this technology, the cost will continue to
decrease. This is the future of data storage.
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