Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that launched in 2006 to provide cloud computed infrastructure to individuals, companies and governments, as a paid subscription. It was one of the first companies that used the model of pay-as-you-go cloud computing that was scalable as far as providing upgrades for additional storage, size and speed. AWS initially started using the internal infrastructure that their Amazon.com retail operations started on. The main benefit of cloud computing is that physical servers do not have to be purchased, they can be created and deployed almost instantly, and this produces results faster and at a lower cost due to Amazons huge amount of resources and users are only charged for usage. AWS provides a secure, highly reliable, scalable, infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. They have data centers spread across availability zones (AZs) in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and Japan. According to Synergy Group AWS has a 34% share of cloud platform services; its top three competitors are Microsoft, Google, and IBM. AWS’s virtual systems emulate real computers including hardware (such as CPU, GPU, RAM, and storage space), operating systems, and networking functions. 

Each AWS machine also virtualizes its console I/O (keyboard, display, and mouse) to allow connection to the machine. Fees can vary but are based on the amount of resources used (amount of usage, hardware, storage space, operating system) along with availability, redundancy, security, and service options. More than 100 additional services make up the Amazon Web Services portfolio, including those for compute, storage, databases, migration, development, analytics, artificial intelligence and security. The most popular services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

Getting your network infrastructure project through AWS and Advantage Industries is an excellent choice and value. Advantage Industries is dedicated to assisting our clients achieve their business objectives utilizing Amazon Web Services. Leverage our extensive expertise in delivering powerful, scalable, secure cloud infrastructure. Our team of experts help our clients realize the true cost savings and technical value of cloud computing. Please contact us for additional information on Amazon Web Services.