Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (abbreviated AWS) is a collection of remote computing services (also called web services) that together make up a cloud computing platform, offered over the Internet by Amazon.com.

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Product Description

Amazon Web Services provide online services for other web sites or client-side applications which can be accessed over HTTP, using REST and SOAP protocols. All services are billed based on usage, but how usage is measured for billing varies from service to service.

Scalability

The sheer amount of scalability which AWS provides its users completely obliterates any argument for going with standard web hosting. AWS is so huge that there is always more storage, bandwidth, and computational power available if needed. The billing depends on the amount of resources you use. If you are expecting more traffic than normal, you can easily scale up your operation with a few clicks by paying a slightly higher rate. If you are expecting traffic to go down, you can scale down with the same

Costs

AWS ends up saving its customers a lot of money. It works in a way that the marginal cost of an additional product keeps going down. It costs AWS very little to add more storage and bandwidth to your account since its infrastructure is staggeringly enormous. The money saved by AWS is then passed on to the customers who end up paying less while at the same time getting more features. There are also no up-front commitments or long-term contracts, so you are only billed based on your usage.

Enterprise level services for small firms

Large corporations have always been able to exploit the benefits of information technology much easier as compared to small firms simply because they had more resources. Many of the features included in AWS were never affordable for smaller companies previously. Now small companies get the same quality of service that large corporations are used to. Previously, smaller firms had to go with lesser quality web hosts which resulted in more down time and pathetic support for add-ons and features. That is no longer true. The security features of AWS for a small company are the same as the ones for a company valuated at billions, because the security is for AWS as a whole. The same is true for performance and reliability.