Amazon Web Services
Arpit Ahuja, Principal Consultant
Why to host your website on AWS
Website on Amazon Web Service
About Amazon Web Services
• World’s leading Cloud Computing Platform
• Collection of Remote Computing Services (Web Services)
• Powered by Amazon.com – World’s leading Ecommerce Portal
• Currently have Data Centers in 10 Geographic locations
• Multiple Availability Zones in each region
• Edge locations for content distribution in many other geographies
• Have done 42 Price Reductions in the last 8 years (Launched in 2006)
• More than a
• Public Website
• A company’s website is one of its most visible, accessible, and valuable ways of
communicating with current and potential customers. Putting your website on the AWS cloud
is fast, easy, and low-cost.
• Online Application
• Connected applications underpin the modern Internet. Amazon Web Services provides the
services you need to make your application successful online.
• Intranet Site
• Internal websites help share information within your organization and aid collaboration while
keeping the information protected from those outside your organization.
• Connected Mobile Application
• Many mobile applications rely on servers behind the scenes to deliver the information that
makes them useful.
• AWS is a flexible cloud computing solution. You can use whatever
platform you like. AWS even provides SDKs for many popular
platforms like Java, Ruby, PHP, Node.js, .Net, and more.
Use Your Favorite Tools
• Your content management system (CMS) may be the core of your
website. No matter which system you choose; it can run on AWS
Let your website grow and shrink with demand
• Website traffic can fluctuate a lot. From quiet times in the middle of the night, to campaign
driven, social media sharing traffic spikes, Amazon Web Services provides an elastic cloud
computing infrastructure that can grow and shrink to meet your needs.
Spend your money on what matters most
• No upfront cost
• You can start using all the services without any upfront cost of Hardware /
Licenses/ Networking. Companies can also use their existing licenses
• No hardware purchase cycles
• This saves you a lot of time in taking decision as you can experiment quickly
with minimal budgets
• Pay per use
• Pay only for the number of hours you are using the system and quickly grow
or shrink your compute power based on the load
• No term contracts
• Start any time and cancel anytime on your own will
Reach the global market in minutes
• Have Data Centers to server your website to any geography in the
• Edge locations to provide Content Delivery at a cheaper and faster
In a Nutshell
No Upfront Investment
Go Global in Minutes
Speed & Agility
No Guessing Capacity
AWS Building Blocks
Deployment and Administration
Compute Storage Database
• Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides scalable virtual private servers
• Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) allows businesses, researchers, data analysts,
and developers to easily and cheaply process vast amounts of data. It uses a hosted
Hadoop framework running on the web-scale infrastructure of EC2 and Amazon S3.
• Amazon Route 53 provides a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS)
• Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) creates a logically isolated set of Amazon EC2
instances which can be connected to an existing network using a VPN connection.
• AWS Direct Connect provides dedicated network connections into AWS data centers,
providing faster and cheaper data throughput.
• Amazon CloudFront, a content delivery network (CDN) for distributing objects to so-
called "edge locations" near the requester.
• Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides Web Service based storage.
• Amazon Glacier provides a low-cost, long-term storage option (compared to S3). High
redundancy and availability, but low-frequent access times. Ideal for archiving data.
• AWS Storage Gateway, an iSCSI block storage virtual appliance with cloud-based backup.
• Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) provides persistent block-level storage volumes for
• AWS Import/Export, accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using
portable storage devices for transport.
• Amazon DynamoDB provides a scalable, low-latency NoSQL online Database Service backed by SSDs.
• Amazon ElastiCache provides in-memory caching for web applications. This is Amazon's
implementation of Memcached and Redis
• Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) provides a scalable database server
with MySQL, Informix, Oracle, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL support.
• Amazon Redshift provides petabyte-scale data warehousing with column-based storage and multi-
• Amazon SimpleDB allows developers to run queries on structured data. It operates in concert with EC2
and S3 to provide "the core functionality of a database".
• AWS Data Pipeline provides reliable service for data transfer between different AWS compute and
storage services (e.g., Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon EMR). In other words this
service is simply a data-driven workload management system, which provides a simple management API for
managing and monitoring of data-driven workloads in cloud applications
• Amazon Kinesis streams data in real time with the ability to process thousands of data streams on a
per-second basis. The service, designed for real-time apps, allows developers to pull any amount of data,
from any number of sources, scaling up or down as needed
• Amazon CloudFormation provides a file-based interface for provisioning other AWS
• AWS Elastic Beanstalk provides quick deployment and management of applications in
• AWS OpsWorks provides configuration of EC2 services using Chef
• Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) is an implicit service, the
authentication infrastructure used to authenticate access to the various services.
• Amazon CloudWatch, provides monitoring for AWS cloud resources and applications,
starting with EC2.
• AWS Management Console (AWS Console), A web-based point and click interface
to manage and monitor the Amazon infrastructure suite including (but not limited
to) EC2,EBS, S3, SQS, Amazon Elastic MapReduce, and Amazon CloudFront. Amazon also makes
available a mobile application for Android which has support for some of the management
features from the console.
• Amazon CloudSearch provides basic full-text search and indexing of textual content.
• Amazon DevPay, currently in limited beta version, is a billing and account management
system for applications that developers have built atop Amazon Web Services.
• Amazon Elastic Transcoder (ETS) provides video transcoding of S3 hosted videos,
marketed primarily as a way to convert source files into mobile-ready versions.
• Amazon Flexible Payments Service (FPS) provides an interface for micropayments.
• Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) provides bulk and transactional email sending.
• Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) provides a hosted message queue for web
• Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) provides a hosted multi-protocol
"push" messaging for applications.
• Amazon Simple Workflow (SWF) is a workflow service for building scalable, resilient