deploy Amazon Web
Services in your
Are you just a cloud computing
enthusiast who wants to know
more about the platform that
serves millions of customers and is
one of the biggest cloud
backbones existing in the world
Amazon Web Services provide online services for other web
sites or client-side applications
‘Scalable and Elastic’ are the two traits that the popularity of
cloud services ride on. With the aim of building a reliable,
distributed and transactional IT infrastructure, Amazon
launched Amazon Web Services.
Some facts and guidelines that everyone related to or working in the
domain of cloud computing should know.
Physical location Services Available Raw Computing
Networking Content Delivery
While Amazon has a quintessential presence in the e-commerce
space online, it is rather difficult to imagine the scale at which
the AWS functions in terms of hardware.
The AWS is located in 8 locations including US, Europe, Asia,
Brazil and Australia. Each zone has distinct data centres
providing AW services.
It is a discreet and decentralized IT infrastructure that exists all
around the world and serves two purposes – coverage and ease
AWS provide an array of different services that vary in flexibility
and ease of deployment.
These also differ in their purpose and hardware/software skills
needed to develop apps.
This helps the clients to adapt faster and deploy quicker.
AWS include a lot of services that map across different possible
functions or features a client might want to deploy in its
They are listed under the genres of computing they fall under.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (or better known as EC2).
It is at the heart of Amazon Web Services; it allows users to buy
virtual compute servers to run their applications.
Users working on this service boot an Amazon Machine Image
to create a virtual machine.
It is like a normal terminal, but everything that goes on, goes on
in the cloud.
EMR (Elastic Map Reduce) handles Big Data effectively. It uses a
hosted “Hadoop” framework on the AMI.
Amazon Route 53 and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) are
the two networking branches of AWS.
While the former handles DNS based server leasing and
associated services like cPanel integration, the latter can establish
a VPN connection (secure connection) between EC2 servers and
any other network.
It is implemented when a secure connection is to be established
for privileged access or encryption while real-time deployment of
Amazon is known as one of the first content delivery services to
exist with a cloud backbone.
The simple storage service (S3) provides web based storage for
A low cost alternative to the S3 is the Amazon Glacier, which can
be used for long term storage.
There are others that vary with space and security degree of the
data being stored.
While Amazon takes care of the data its clients store on its
servers, it is prudent to have some security layers of your own
while deploying system applications on the AWS cloud servers
like privileged access and encryption.
Probably the most important part of the application
implementation for organizations is a reliable storage and
database management services.
AWS have it integrated in its environment. DynamoDB is a low
cost NoSQL database for professional applications.
Amazon RDS is also another option that includes MySQL and
There are a lot of other options which comply to different
One should go through the AWS manual before choosing
AWS is one of the most reputed cloud platforms available
today so it is natural that your applications is likely to have
some credibility if it is built on the AWS platform.
It is still up to the developer to ensure security and robustness
for the entire implementation.
AWS has partnerships with other experts in the cloud domain
like SAP so it is likely that if you outsource your development, it
is likely to exist on the AWS.
The flexibility of AWS allows you to keep the programming
models, languages, and operating systems that you are already
using or choose others that are better suited for the project.
AWS is a good option for people desiring flexibility and ease
of development with a creditable brand image of the cloud
platform. Care should still be taken to ensure a robust design
implementation. Refer to our blog post about the measures
and pointers to keep in mind and to aggressively deploy
while developing on the AWS.
Read more on Amazon Web Services:
1. Know Why Amazon Web Services Cloud Platform Is Still Leading The Market?
3. How Does Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Work?
2. Amazon Web Services: Next Generation Of Cloud Computing
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