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Why use AWS?

Let us understand it with an example, you want to set up an Application, it needs a lot of servers, and you spend a lot of money to buy servers. After a certain period, conditions might change due to over trafficking of users on the application and your servers might seem insufficient to handle the load. And hence servers might go down. You are left with two options in such a situation- either spend more money to buy more servers or take servers on rent.

Now, buying new servers would come out as a very expensive choice and by chance, if the number of users reduces then those extra servers would be of no use. On the other hand, you would save a lot if you chose to buy servers on rent from a service vendor. As of now, you have to pay only for the time you use it, and also if the number of users decreases you can stop using rented servers without any kind of loss.

Sounds Interesting, right?

One might wonder where they could be able to find such trustworthy vendors. How could one use those services? What are its benefits?

Not to worry, as AWS is here to handle all your side chores related to cloud computing. And hence allow you to focus on growing your business. Services provided by AWS save your time and money and take responsibility for the maintenance of services they provide.

What is AWS?

Amazon Web Services is a secure cloud-computing platform provided to individuals, companies, and the government. {Click here to know more about Cloud-Computing}. AWS provides on-demand delivery of technology services via the internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. It allows you to use these services to build & run projects, without upfront costs or ongoing commitments. The use of AWS is faster, easier, and more cost-effective. It provides you with the right tool for the job without actually buying it by yourself, which cut off purchase and maintenance cost. It is provided on a paid subscription basis with a free trial of 12 months. With AWS, one can form a grip over the latest technologies to experiment and innovate more quickly.

It affects and supports various domains such as manufacturing organization, architecture consulting, media company, large enterprises, etc for prototyping, delivers training, and so on.

Companies that use AWS include Netflix, Twitch, Linked In, Facebook, BBC, and also Aarogya Setu app.

AWS Services Preview:-

AWS provides a wide range of services across various domains such as-

  • AWS Compute Services

It provides services that support App development process from end to end. This process may include developing, deploying, running, and scaling the application as per the requirement. Its popular services include EC2, AWS Lambda, Amazon Lightsail, and Elastic Beanstalk.

  • AWS Storage Services

Provide services of storing, securing, assessing, governing, and analyzing the data. This results in decreased cost, save time, and accelerate creativity and productivity. It includes Amazon S3, Elastic Book Store, S3 Glacier, and Elastic File Storage.

  • AWS Database Services

Provides the user with a Database to store user data, making it easy to optimize and manage data. It includes Amazon RDS, DynamoDB, and Redshift.

  • AWS Networking Services

It helps the user to separate, their cloud infrastructure, scale up their work progress, etc. It includes Amazon VPC, Amazon Route53, and Elastic Load Balancing.

  • AWS Blockchain Services

Provide tools to fulfill your needs for a centralized ledger database that maintains an immutable and cryptographically verifiable record of the transaction, and fully managed blockchain network, etc. It includes the Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB), Amazon Managed Blockchain, AWS Blockchain partners, etc.

And many more services in various domains like Migration, Security, Messaging, Management tools, Analytics, etc.

What are the Benefits of AWS?

  1. Flexibility: The Users are free to choose the services with allowed customization according to their requirements.
  2. Cost-Effective: It’s a pay-as-you-go pricing system i.e. one has to pay for which service they use and for how much time it is used is very effective.
  3. Scalability: Users can up-scale or down-scale the resources as per their needs for respective services.
  4. Security: Users can decide and discuss the policies of security of their data with their vendor (here, the vendor is AWS). AWS makes sure that your data is End-to-End encrypted.
  5. Easy to Use

History of AWS:

Let’s get to know that how AWS reached the heights where it is today.

  • AWS was introduced in 2002, as a means to provide tools & services to developers.
  • In 2004, the First AWS infrastructure service was launched for public usage, named Simple Queue Service (SQS).
  • In 2006, Amazon S3 Cloud was launched. It gives assurance to the developers for storage, safety, security, flexibility to use, and enough storage for their data.
  • In 2014, AWS launched AWS Partner Network (APN).
  • In 2016, AWS crossed its 10 billion revenue target.
  • For over 15 years, AWS has been delivering cloud services to millions of Customers in various varieties of Cases.
  • And now, they provide 100+ services and more than 45% of the global market uses them.


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