In a world where Internet and Artificial Intelligence continue to surprise us each day, Cloud Computing has come a long way too and Amazon has made sure to not fall behind.
Though Amazon might be known as just an e-commerce site to most people in the world, they are not limited to just one type of business, especially when it comes to the digital world. They are providing services in a multi-faceted paradigm and not just selling products with great discounts.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud-based platform which provides computing technology, storage space on the digital cloud and a plethora of services to enhance your presence in the online world.
AWS, which opened to the world around 2006 constitutes almost one-tenth of the total revenue of Amazon and is surprisingly Amazon’s one of most profitable ventures. Analysts at Oppenheimer suggest that Amazon has over 1.3 million servers at their base.
The list of their services could go on but let’s take a look at what makes AWS the go-to cloud computing platform.
Massive storage space is required to store the huge amounts of data that the internet is creating. Amazon S3 answers the very question of securely collecting huge amounts of data in remote servers to analyse it at a later stage.
AWS, which previously ran on the open-sourced operating software, Linux, now has its own operating software that has been specifically designed to cater to the needs of customers.
If there’s one thing that a developer craves more than anything, it is high computational speed. Amazon EC2 aims at providing exactly that at an affordable price.
It allows you to resize or rescale the computational capabilities allotted to you within minutes. Amazon is doing great work and as expected, their systems also include an auto-scale feature which upscales or downscales your server size automatically.
This not only increases the computational speed when necessary but also significantly reduces costs when the resource is not required.
AWS makes cloud computing easier for the millennials. Be it migrating from another server or setting up a new one, the user-friendly interface ensures no one has to face a hard time with Amazon.
They integrate Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, the two buzzwords of the 21st century so that your data not only remains secure but also makes sure you don’t have to spend time on analytics anymore as automation does the work in the background.
Amazon aims at becoming pioneers at whatever they do and this is no less. Before it opened to the world, AWS still existed with a sole customer which was Amazon itself.
After realising the market potential, they expanded to provide services to some of the largest companies in the world like Netflix, Airbnb, and DropBox.
Apart from the large companies, individual developers and students can also rely on AWS for their computational needs for hosting a website, uploading an app or running their blog.
Amazon is a trusted brand and since the time of its establishment has brought reforms in technology without which we cannot imagine our lives today.