You might have come across cloud services and certainly more frequently now than ever. Amazon Web service which is more commonly known as AWS is a highly secure cloud services platform by Amazon. This platform offers various services such as database storage, delivery of content and other such applications which are specifically targeting the business sector and scaling it up by various means. AWS is not a new thing to market, and millions of customers are getting the privileges offered by cloud products and enjoying the ultimate flexibility, reliability, and uplifting of business that lies within this tremendous cloud service.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) may pertain to two broad terms one is a company, and another is technology. The company AWS is a working body that comes under the renowned Amazon.com and provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, small businesses, companies and also government agencies, on a paid subscription which depends upon the extent of use, and it also offers a free trial option the validity of which is 12 months. The technology allows subscribers to have at their disposal a full-fledged virtual cluster of computers, available all the time, through the internet. AWS’ version of virtual computers have almost all the features that a real computer including hardware, CPU, and GPU(s) for processing, local or RAM, hard-disk or SSD storage. There is a wide choice of operating systems, networks, and preloaded application software including web servers, databases, CRM and much more. Moreover, each AWS system also virtualizes its console display keyboard and the mouse allowing AWS the customers to connect to their AWS system using a modern browser. The browser acts as a window into the virtual computer, letting the customers log-in, configure and use their virtual systems just as they would use a real materialized computer.
The AWS technology is implemented at the server farms in the whole world independent of the regional limitations and maintained by the Amazon subsidiary. The subscription charges and the monthly or yearly fees depends upon the usage the customers requires, the hardware, Operating System, software and the networking features chosen by the subscriber, required availability, redundancy, security, and service options. Based on what the subscriber needs and can pay for, they can reserve a single virtual AWS computer or a cluster of virtual computers. They can also get a physical computer dedicated to their personal use, or even a cluster of dedicated physical computers like that. Amazon as the part of the subscription agreement manages, upgrades, and provides industry standard security to each subscriber.
By all this description you may get the glimpse of the services and can get an idea of the vastness and smartness if the service but you may not be able to comprehend the actual importance of the service. What’s so overwhelming about this AWS is exactly what is enchanting about the cloud itself; the cloud works in the dark, works in silence and works invisibility it never announces itself but makes the things smooth and more habitable for you.