What is Amazon Web Services (AWS)? I will say this half-jokingly, half-serious – It is easier to say what it is not.
Amazon Web Services is a cloud platform that offers a range of products and more than 200 services, mainly based on Cloud Computing.
To put it simply, Cloud Computing involves offering users platforms and online services (e.g., software, disk space, databases, or servers).
As a result, the cloud service customer does not have to invest in developing their own infrastructure (e.g., hardware, software, space) and does not have to incur high development costs.
A significant portion of the solutions offered by AWS System is so technologically advanced that they are simply out of reach for many, especially small businesses. Mainly for economic or organizational reasons.
Amazon Web Services offers customers, among others:
- analytical tools (e.g., Amazon Athena)
- developer tools (e.g., Amazon Coretto)
- management tools (e.g., AWS Cost Explorer)
- security tools and solutions (e.g., AWS Identity and Access Management)
- database storage
- computing power
- virtual machine cluster
- scalable mobile applications, E-Commerce
- Amazon DynamoDB is a NoSQL database management system
- Amazon EC2 allows you to use virtual servers in the cloud
- Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) offers cloud storage
- Amazon SageMaker supports artificial intelligence solutions.
Amazon Web Services is used by individuals, companies, public institutions, and even by governments of certain countries.
For many years, Amazon has played the role of undisputed leader on the market, which largely determines the direction of its development.
It is also constantly innovating, expanding, and developing its package of tools and services. The trust it enjoys mainly stems from the high quality of its offer.
Amazon Web Services is billed in a payment model according to the actual use of the hardware (e.g., AWS Serverless), operating system, software, or a particular feature.
And this is one of the pillars on which AWS services has built its market position. The obvious financial benefits of using this cloud platform's offers attract both global and local companies. Both those that provide software services (e.g., with AWS certification or partner status – AWS Partner) and use such services.
The value for money of Amazon's AWS offers is genuinely indisputable. AWS's occupation of almost a third of the market is not the result of chance but real business advantages and benefits.
Advantages of Amazon Web Services
Its popularity and position as a world leader, and the number of companies and customers it serves, their roots in its attractive prices. But that is not everything.
Amazon also means very advanced, useful software that supports business. It is also synonymous with quality and safety.
The products and services included in Amazon Web Services primarily are:
- really easy to use
- economical and cost-effective
- efficient and productive
- globally available.
A large part of the available services and products are designed for a variety of users and customers.
AWS offers very extensive content support in the form of guides and tutorials.
The attractive billing model and rates ensure that it makes economic sense to use Amazon AWS tools and services.
With Amazon Web Services solutions, you can save, spend, and invest in a way that is much more rational and has a measurable as well as a quantifiable business benefit.
The necessary software and hardware for business development are much more economically available.
For many companies, this means an opportunity for rapid and dynamic growth.
It also means being able to use advanced technologies without having to invest huge budgets in them.
It is also worth remembering that using AWS cloud solutions reduces the number of employed specialists, expenditures, and resources required to implement, maintain, develop and secure your own infrastructure.
Furthermore, it is just a lot simpler, cheaper, safer, and more useful business-wise due to its huge technological advancement and innovation.
The AWS cloud allows you to choose not only tools and services but also operating systems, programming languages, and databases.
The offered virtual environment allows for easy migration and development of existing applications.
Amazon Web Services has enjoyed a long-standing reputation as one of the most secure, powerful, and reliable cloud platforms. It is accessible in 80 availability zones in 25 geographic regions.
This structure makes the data much more secure and less vulnerable to natural and man-made threats, especially since Amazon's security policy is indeed very strict.
Amazon AWS has built its position not only on attractive prices but also on offering many high-tech, highly useful services, and products that increase companies' competitiveness.
For instance, AWS offers really fast and efficient solutions. Customers have complete visibility into code performance through comprehensive tracking, profiling, and analytical services.
Service maps allow for quick and effective responses when critical problems arise.
The most notable Amazon Web Services
Amazon's AWS offer includes three major cloud computing options:
- Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
- Platform as a service (PaaS)
- Software as a service (SaaS).
IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS provide different levels and forms of control. They also provide the opportunity for very flexible management of data and processes.
Infrastructure as a service grants access to network functions, virtual hardware, and data spaces.
Platform as a Service makes the development of existing applications much simpler because the AWS cloud provides the hardware and software.
Such solutions are known for their efficiency, convenience, and safety, as well as have convincing economic justification.
In contrast, software as a service allows you to use advanced programs without hardware customization.
To use the software, you only need to have access to the Internet and install a browser.
The advantage of this formula is the low cost of access to the advanced software – payment in this option, as well, is billed according to the actual use of the software.
Amazon Web Services with The Story
In our cloud service offer, you will find all the essential services and tools necessary for the successful development of digital business.
Among other things, we used the following cloud services and tools offered by Amazon AWS in projects carried out for our clients:
- Amazon Lex
- Certificate Manager
- Elastic Beanstalk
- Route 53