Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing Services
Cloud Computing and Management- All in One Place!
AWS (Amazon Web Services) is Amazon's comprehensive, ever-changing cloud computing platform, which includes infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and packaged software as a service (SaaS) solutions. AWS services can provide a company with capabilities like compute power, database storage, and content delivery services.
Amazon.com's internal infrastructure for managing its online retail activities gave birth to AWS in 2006. AWS was among the first to provide a pay-as-you-go cloud computing model, which scales to provide users with computation, storage, or throughout as needed.
AWS offers a variety of tools and solutions for businesses and software developers that may be used in data centers in over 190 countries. Governmental agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organisations, and commercial enterprises can all use AWS services.
How Amazon Web Services (AWS) Works
AWS is divided into various services, each of which can be tailored to the user's specific requirements. AWS service configuration settings and individual server maps should be visible to users.
Over 100 services are available through Amazon Web Services, including compute, databases, infrastructure management, application development, and security. These services are classified as follows:
Amazon Web Services offers services from dozens of data centres located in various availability zones (AZs) throughout the world. An AZ is a physical site that houses many data centres. A region is a collection of AZs connected by low-latency network lines that are geographically close together.
A business will choose one or more availability zones for a variety of reasons, including compliance and proximity to end users. For example, an AWS customer can spin up virtual machines (VMs) and duplicate data across AZs to create a highly dependable infrastructure that is resilient to individual server or data centre outages.
Amazon's scalable object storage service (S3) provides scalable object storage for data backup, collection and analytics. To keep data and files structured, an IT expert stores them as S3 objects – which can be up to 5 gigabytes (GB) – inside S3 buckets. Businesses can save money by choosing Amazon S3's Infrequent Access storage tier or Amazon Glacier for long-term cold storage.
Block-level storage volumes are offered by Amazon Elastic Block Store when employing EC2 instances for long-term data storage. A controlled cloud-based file storage system is offered by Amazon Elastic File System.
Data Management, Databases
The Amazon Relational Database Service provides a relational database management system for AWS users, including options for Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, and a proprietary high-performance database called Amazon Aurora. Additionally, managed NoSQL databases are offered by AWS via Amazon DynamoDB.
Customers of AWS can use Amazon ElastiCache and DynamoDB Accelerator as in-memory and real-time data caches for applications. Amazon Redshift provides a data warehouse, which allows data analysts to conduct business intelligence (BI) operations more easily.
Cloud Migration, Hybrid Cloud
AWS provides a number of tools and services to assist users in migrating applications, databases, servers, and data to its public cloud. The AWS Migration Hub serves as a single point of contact for monitoring and managing on-premises to cloud migrations. Once in the cloud, EC2 Systems Manager supports an IT team in setting on-premises servers and AWS instances.
Amazon has also formed alliances with a number of technology companies to facilitate hybrid cloud deployments. VMware Cloud on AWS extends VMware's software-defined data centre technology to the AWS cloud. Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Amazon EC2, which expands Red Hat's operating system to the AWS cloud, is the product of another partnership.