Amazon Web Services has been a dominating player for over a decade in the public cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market. Organizations comprehend the huge business agility of the IaaS infrastructure and it is difficult to envisage cloud services without AWS as a provider in the immediate future. Of course, it has its competition and the huge gap is reducing with players like Microsoft, Google, Alibaba Cloud having their own upper hand in some areas.
 
The AWS Cloud network is spread across 55 Availability Zones covering 18 Geographical Regions to guarantee superior performance with maximum availability and continuity.

AWS Cloud Solutions

AWS managed cloud service offers a suite of products that eliminates several, if not all, of the onerous tasks that are otherwise associated with hosting. These include

EC2: It is called Elastic Cloud Compute service. It allows the users to rent and configure Instances (virtual machines) for their IT applications and projects. The instance capacity can be increased and decreased on demand. Clients can also customize the EC2 auto Scaling with their own codes and applications. They can create a process that will enable managing multiple instances simultaneously.

ECS: The Amazon Elastic Container Service allows the users to run and scale applications on the Docker containers. This removes the need to install and manage the container software and maintain it with updates or security patches.
 
S3: Simple Storage Services is a scalable platform that allows efficient storage services for data backup, archiving, retrieving and analysis. A highly secure and reliable platform assuring, of more than 99.99% availability with the ability to store any kind of Objects and meeting all the regulatory requirements.
 
EBS: Elastic Block Store offers determined block storage volumes to support the EC2 instances in the AWS cloud network. The EBS volume is copied multiple times within its Availability Zone to ensure high availability at usual speed even when there are any hardware issues. The EBS Volume can be scaled both ways as and when required.

Amazon CloudWatch: A monitoring and management tool that provides perceptions on how to keep track of the performance changes of their applications, optimize the resource utilization while ensuring there are no health issues that may lower the performance.
   
AWS Lambda: A serverless computing solution that enables the users to run their codes without provisioning and managing the instances. It is an incident-driven platform that has a condition that the users must write their codes in languages that are supported by AWS Lambda (Java, Node.js, Python, C). Lambda Function, as the codes are termed can run on any Aws resources like S3, DynamoDB Table, SNS Notification, and similar.
 
Amazon Glacier: A highly durable, scalable, object storage platform for data archiving. Built robustly, it assures more than 99.99% reliability, availability at very low costs. The retrievals can be done fast within a range of 1 to 5 minutes while bulk retrievals take about 5 to 12 hours.
 
The list of services may go on and on. There are over 100 services which together form the AWS support services that could escalate your business performance in the right direction.

Why AWS Is Relevant To Your Business:

Pay as you go Pricing:

AWS makes it very cost-efficient and affordable with its pay for what you use. AWS was among the first to adopt this billing model. This makes sense since the traffic can sometimes be unpredictable. In the traditional form, the resources would have been wasted being unutilized, but you still must pay for it.
 
Free Tier:
 
The best way to get a hands-on experience of all the AWS services and products. Some of the offers have a 12-month validity from the day of joining and automatically expire after 365 days of use. There are many services like Amazon DynamoDB, Cognito, Simple Workflow Service, SQS, Elastic Transcoder, Lambda, and much more that does not expire after the one-year offer but continue to be available on the pay-as-you-use rates.
 
Performance:

AWS is highly reliable and assures of high availability with low latency. The services have vastly improved from the initial days of inception when there were a few lapses and performance issues. You have a guaranteed consistency of over 99.99%. The Instances are deployed in minutes, unlike the traditional machines. You can start working immediately without the need of deploying or testing. All the AWS services are flexible and scale on demand. They communicate and support your applications with ease.
 
Security:

The managed AWS cloud security solutions are robustly designed. It uses encryption, two-side authentication, and many more security accreditations to make sure there is no risk to the data. AWS allows users to deploy their own security applications making it a joint-security arrangement. Access to data is restricted with the IAM (Identity and Access management) which allows you to define user privileges. Aws also provides VPC that enables clients to host applications on a private network unreachable from the internet.

 

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