Amazon launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2006 to expose their infrastructure as cloud computing web services. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world.
- EC2 image building, instantiation and management
- Security and network access management
- Amazon Virtual Private Cloud services
- Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balance management
- Advanced analytics, trending, snapshotting and Business Intelligence
- Amazon SimpleDB
- Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
- Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
- Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)
- Custom development on the stack of your choice, hosted on EC2 including: .Net, Ruby on Rails, and PHP
- User training
- Ongoing service and support
Amazon Web Services Benefits
AWS offers low, pay-as-you-go pricing with no up-front expenses or long-term commitments. Amazon is able to build and manage a global infrastructure at scale, and pass the cost saving benefits onto you in the form of lower prices. With the efficiencies of scale and expertise, Amazon has been able to lower their prices on 15 different occasions over the past four years. Using AWS, you are able to eliminate capital expenses, lower your IT operating costs, and improve your cash flow by paying only for those resources you actually use.
Agility and Instant Elasticity
AWS provides a massive global cloud infrastructure that allows you to innovate and launch your ideas quickly and easily. You can instantly deploy your application, instantly scale up as your workload grows, and instantly scale down based on application demand. Whether you need one virtual server or thousands; whether you need them for a few hours or 24/7; you still only pay for what you use.
Open and Flexible
AWS is a language and operating system agnostic platform. You choose the development platform or programming model that makes the most sense for your business. You can choose which services you use, one or several, and choose how you use them. This flexibility allows you to focus on innovation, not infrastructure.
AWS is a secure, durable technology platform with industry-recognized certifications and audits: PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 27001, FISMA Moderate, HIPAA, SAS 70 Type II. Amazon’s services and data centers have multiple layers of operational and physical security to ensure the integrity and safety of your data.