Amazon Web Services – An Overview

Amazon Web Services - An Overview

AWS or ‘Amazon Web Services’ is one of the main buzzwords in the IT industry. A lot of businesses worldwide are using AWS’ over 200 remote services to grow. What is AWS ? How does it work ? How can it benefit your enterprise? To understand Amazon Web Services, we first need to understand ‘Cloud Computing’ upon which the AWS is based.

Cloud Computing

The delivery of compute power, database, storage, applications, and other IT resources via the internet is called Cloud computing. Generally based on the pay-as-you-go model, cloud computing is the go-to technique whether you need server storage space to share millions of pictures or computing power to run critical operations for businesses. Cloud computing eliminates the need for upfront investment in hardware and provides rapid access to flexible and low-cost on-demand IT resources.

Amazon Web Services

  • Amazon Web Services or AWS is a cloud services platform that owns and maintains the network-connected hardware and IT resources that can be harnessed by other individuals, businesses, and enterprises.
  • Amazon cloud services provide computing power, storage, databases, analytics, networking, developer tools, management tools, IoT, security, and enterprise applications. Over 200 services are available on-demand, in seconds, and use the pay-as-you-go pricing model. None of these services require any upfront capital expense, enabling enterprises, start-ups, SMEs, MMEs, and customers in the public sector to access the building blocks they require to build and grow their businesses.
  • AWS (Amazon Web Services) provides infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and packaged software as a service (SaaS) offerings.
  • AWS launched in 2006 from the internal infrastructure that built to handle its online retail operations. AWS was one of the first companies to introduce a pay-as-you-go cloud computing model that scales to provide users with compute, storage or throughput as needed.
  • Amazon web services can be leveraged in India, America, Australia, UK, Europe. AWS covers up to 190 countries around the globe. Groups such as government agencies, education institutions, nonprofits and private organizations can benefit from AWS services.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

This is the basic building block of the cloud. IaaS provides networking features, virtual computers, dedicated hardware, and data storage, among others. It is highly flexible and spruces up the management control over IT resources.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

PaaS helps you to forego the management of software and hardware infrastructure. This enables you to focus on the deployment and management of your web or android based applications. PaaS gets rid of the worries associated with managing resource procurement, capacity planning, software maintenance, and patching so that you may efficiently manage your applications and it’s functionality.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

SaaS is essentially an end-to-end product that is run and managed by Amazon. Generally, SaaS is referred to as an end-user application like web-based E-mail. With SaaS, you do not have to worry about how the IT infrastructure is maintained or managed as you need only be concerned about how to use and deploy that particular software.

Also Read: Busting 4 Common Myths about Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Last Word

If you want to forego the cost of buying, renting, and maintaining IT hardware to grow your business then AWS is the way to go. You get remote and on-demand access to a multitude of IT resources on a pay-as-you-go pricing model. i2k2 is a reputable partner to help you with the migration, implementation, and other Amazon cloud services in India. To know more call us at +91-120-466-3031 or +91-97-1177-4040. You can also fill out our contact form.