Cloud computing can be explained as the delivery of computing services such as servers, storage, databases, networking, software and analytics over the Internet, or the Cloud. Companies that offer these computing services are known as cloud providers. The charges of these services depend on the client’s usage. The concept of Cloud computing is a major shift from the otherwise traditional IT resources employed by organizations. As per the annual State of the Cloud Survey of 2018 cloud trends, today more than 81% enterprises employ cloud computing services.
Amazon Web Services, or otherwise known as AWS, is a famous cloud computing platform from the Amazon network. AWS provides customers with a wide range of cloud services, and the flexibility to customize their application as per their choice.
This cloud computing system is capable of supporting virtually, any amount of workload, for thousands of customers across 190 countries. With its reputation as a secure cloud services platform and its varied services such as computing power, database storage, delivery of content and other functionality, several thousand customers have joined the AWS, to help their business scale and grow. These services are available on demand within seconds,with pay-as-you-go pricing.The AWS cloud products and solutions therefore help these businesses build sophisticated applications, with added reliability and flexibility.
Another feature of cloud computing is the added security. AWS is recognised for its cloud security which is stronger than on-premises security. Strict certification and accreditation of security, data encryption and different hardware security modules combined with strong physical security are all contributing factors to a more secure way of managing a company’s database and networks.This offers an edge over the otherwise prevalent cyber attacks that are a threat to data security.
Other features of AWS including a wide range of server configurations, database engines, and big powerful data tools allow the client to stay focused on the core function, and not on cooling or confining the infrastructure. These features have been inspired by a decade of working in partnership with diverse organizations such as GE, MLB and PInterest.
Today’s IT infrastructure demands compliance and governance, along with controlling, managing, configuration, usage and auditing the data. These regulatory requirements for governance and compliance are inbuilt in the AWS cloud computing platform, helping companies increase their efficiency.
The AWS Cloud today spans across 53 Availability Zones within 18 geographic Regions and 1 Local Region around the world. This cloud computing platform has further announced plans for 12 more Availability Zones and four more Regions in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, Sweden. Amazon also plans to develop a second AWS GovCloud Region in the US, in the near future.
Today the Amazon Web Services (AWS) community boasts of thousands of customers who have joined hands with them, in order to build their businesses. The use of AWS solutions is steadily on the rise and this platform is helping business advancements across several industries, on a lower variable cost and significantly lower development time, with increased organizational agility.