Amazon Web Services
AWS is the industry leader in cloud services and innovation in the cloud landscape. They have the highest number of available cloud services and an ever-expanding global reach spanning across the world.
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What AWS can do for you
AWS brings a lot to the table. Being one of the top cloud providers in the world, they still constantly work on optimizing and lowering the cost of their many services. Their global reach allows your organization to grow and scale to any corner of the planet. This together with their amazingly user-friendly management console makes them the best choice for your cloud solution
Avoid prolonged resource planning and budgeting processes, with AWS you can simply spin up instances and resources in a matter of minutes. With this on-demand, you-as-you-use model, your organization can focus more on innovating and doing what it was meant to do.
No more worrying about over or under provisioned resources. AWS allows your computing environment to grow and shrink whenever you need it to. Ensure that your computing infrastructure can grow with any form of rapid growth your business will experience.
Once your resources and data are on the cloud, it opens up new possibilities for using other cloud native tools. In-depth monitoring and analytics, powerful AI/ML capabilities, broader content delivery networks, automation and optimization systems, just to name a few.
Increase Cost Savings
Move from a CapEx payment model to a OpEx payment model, where you only pay for what you use. Additionally, running your computing resources on the AWS cloud, on average is substantially more cost effective than running them on legacy systems.
AWS Core Features
Amazon Web Services has a plethora of different cloud services for any business case, however there are a select few of them that are essential in almost every cloud environment. These services are pivotal in unlocking the true potential of the cloud, and will fundamentally change the way you look at your computing infrastructure.
Simple Storage Service | S3
Amazon S3 offers an object storage solution at petabyte scale, that stores files such as videos, images, static website data, backups, logs, and many more. S3 comes in many different S3 Storage classes, making it the best storage solution for any of your compliance needs and requirements.
It stores any object data in any format and is able to change size on demand. Accessible anywhere, to anyone with the appropriate permissions. S3 only charges you for the amount of cloud storage you use per month, additionally S3 supports of multi-part uploads and comes with cost effective archival storage options. This can create great cost savings and ensure that you avoid the overprovisioning of your storage.
Elastic Cloud Instances | EC2
Amazon EC2 is fundamental to running your applications on the cloud. It can be seen as your cloud based computing instances, that come with customizable hardware additives and different OS options. This services allows you to run numerous cloud instances and applications across decoupled AWS microservices.
Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to provision and deploy new server instances to seconds/minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 provides scalable and cost effective computing power in the AWS Cloud. It enables organizations to develop and deploy applications faster without any up-front investment in hardware.
Virtual Private Cloud | VPC
Amazon VPC provides you with a logically isolated networking environment for you to provision and launch AWS services. It is fundamental in provisioning and administering isolated digital networks. Amazon VPC offers you a personal segmented piece of the AWS cloud. It provides you with complete control of your applications and enables you to utilize many AI/ML powered cloud tools.
VPC gives users granular control over necessary computing components, such as IP addresses, gateways, DNS entries, subnets, elastic IPs, Route tables, NACLs (Network Access Control Lists), and more. Amazon VPC gives you a consist, safe and agile cloud environment that is both flexible and robust. VPC works together with Load Balancers and Auto Scaling systems to provide a scalable, profitable and highly available computing infrastructure for your data.
Relational Database Service | RDS
Amazon RDS is a service that improves organizations’ ability to administer relational database tasks. Amazon RDS allows you to provision and configure a relational database on the cloud. In addition, you to make use of strong encryption, in-depth monitoring, and recovery options with different backup retention and strategies.
RDS has storage in the form of General-Purpose (SSD) and Provisioned IOP (SSD). RDS manages the underlying hardware of a relational database, allowing for easier administration of your databases. RDS comes in the following relational database PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle and SQL Server, making it the ideal Relational Database System.
AWS Lambda is a serverless compute service that can run your code without provisioning or managing any infrastructure. Lambda can have your code respond to events/alerts and automatically manage the underlying compute resources for you. Instead of provisioning infrastructure upfront for peak capacity, Lambda saves you costs by charging only for the compute time you use, this is billed per-millisecond. The code can be triggered and executed in response to AWS CloudWatch events, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon S3, Amazon API gateway, and many more.
AWS Lambda’s greatest strength is that it allows you build event-driven functions for easy communication between decoupled applications and services. Increase cost savings by running applications during times of peak demand without crashing or under-provisioning resources.
Amazon DynamoDB is a scalable serverless NoSQL database that stores key-value data types, it provides fast and efficient performance that helps to offload the burden of operating and scaling a distributed database. There are no servers to provision, patch, or manage, as well as no software to install, maintain, or operate.
You can create database tables that can store and retrieve any amount of data, with high availability and robust security policies. It supports tables of any size, and you can backup and restore your tables whenever you need it. You can scale your tables up and scale down without any downtime or impact to the performance of your environment. DynamoDB supports point-in-time recovery (PITR) that helps protect your tables from accidental write or delete operations.
AWS CloudWatch is composed of two distinct services. A Metrics service (CloudWatch Metrics) to capture and manage resource performance and operational metrics and a Logging service (CloudWatch Logs) to capture, store and manage service and application logs.
CloudWatch Metrics provides resource metric data capture, storage, dashboards, event filtering and alarms. CloudWatch Logs, provides log data collection and storage, as well as a functional log viewing and querying service known as CloudWatch Logs Insights.
CloudWatch provides users with actionable data and insights to monitor applications, respond to system-wide performance changes, optimize resource usage, and gain visibility of resource usage.
CloudWatch allows you to reveal your whole stack (applications, infrastructure, and services) and use alarms, logs, and metrics to automate actionable tasks to decrease Mean Time To Recovery (MTTR). This frees up essential resources and gives you the cognizance to construct packages and increase enterprise efficiency.
AWS Global Reach
The AWS Cloud spans 84 Availability Zones within 26 geographic regions around the world, with announced plans for 24 more Availability Zones and 8 more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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