Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform that offers IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud service models. Cloud development with AWS is one of the most popular option worldwide. According to AWS, the company has “millions of customers – including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies”.
Functionality, innovation, security
AWS offers more than 175 fully featured services from data centres globally. The AWS cloud has more services than other cloud providers – not only infrastructure technologies (e.g. databases or storage) but also emerging technologies such as machine learning, AI, and IoT. With AWS, your applications can be moved into the cloud in an easy, fast, and cheap way. Offering a broad range of databases, AWS enables companies to adjust tools to their applications. The AWS solutions are also secure – they provide the military, global banks, or high-sensitivity organisations with the most secure cloud computing environment.
Scalability, flexibility, reliability
The AWS cloud is scalable, which means that you can adjust the cloud’s level of capacity to your needs, scaling the application up or down. Moreover, the cloud is flexible – you can choose all the services that you need, e.g. programming language, operating system, database, or web application platform. With the AWS cloud, you can move the existing applications to the cloud and build new solutions.