26 Aug, 2019 | By ZYNUX

Amazon Web Services (AWS):

AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon that provide on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. In aggregate, these cloud computing web Services provide a set of primitive abstract technical infrastructure and distributed computing building blocks and tools. One of these services is Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, which allows users to have at their disposal a virtual cluster of computers, available all the time, through the Internet. AWS’s version of virtual computers emulate most of the attributes of a real computer including, hardware central processing units (CPUs) and graphics processing units  (GPUs) for processing, local/RAM memory, hard-disk/SSD storage; a choice of operating systems; networking; and pre-loaded application software such as wed servers,database,customer relationship management  (CRM), etc. The AWS technology is implemented at server farms throughout the world, and maintained by the Amazon subsidiary. Fees are based on a combination of usage, the hardware/OS/software/networking features chosen by the subscriber, required availability, redundancy, security, and service options. Subscribers can pay for a single virtual AWS computer, a dedicated physical computer, or clusters of either. As part of the subscription agreement, Amazon provides security for subscribers’ system. AWS operates from many global geographical regions including 6 in North America.

Why Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

AWS is still the market leader in cloud computing despite the arrival of few big players like Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure. Listed below are few of the reasons why AWS should be chosen over its competitors:

  • Pricing Model
  • Easy to Use
  • Free Tier Services
  • Scalable and High Performance
  • Flexibility
  • Speed of Deployment
  • Knowledge of Consumer Requirement
  • Innovation and Speed to Evolve
  • Experience
  • Vast Range of Services Offered

Benefits of Amazon Web Services (AWS):

AWS helps them by providing this capacity at a minimum cost. Through this benefit, their workload is decreased and they can focus and built different ideas. The customers predict the capacity and they pay higher prices than that but AWS provide them capacity at low-cost.

Operational efficiency and reducing costs continue to be critical issues for IT leaders. Common concerns include:

  • Overspending on hardware and storage capacity. IT leaders want to be able to ensure high-availability during periodic and seasonal peaks, but that often requires an overinvestment in infrastructure to ensure capacity can meet demand. Excess capacity causes overspending and waste.
  • Business leaders want IT to help preserve cash. Traditional capital expenses for IT infrastructure requires an upfront investment. Because the capability of hardware and software increases rapidly, making large, up-front capital investments in assets that quickly become outdated does not make good business sense.
  • A non-standardized IT environment and platform is expensive from a  security, support and training perspective. Thus, IT departments are often      forced to spend the majority of their time and budget performing non-differentiating activities. IT leaders want their teams to spend more time adding value.

Below are the key differences and benefits of AWS versus traditional, physical IT.

  • Cost-Effective – Consume only the amount of compute, storage and other IT resources needed. An advantage of using AWS is no long-term commitment, minimum spend or up-front investment is required.
  • Elastic and Scalable – Another AWS benefit is the ability to quickly add and subtract resources to applications to meet customer demand and manage costs. Avoid provisioning resources up-front for projects with variable consumption rates or short lifetimes.
  • Experienced – Leverage Amazon.com’s 15+ years of experience delivering large-scale, global infrastructure. Another benefit of AWS is Amazon continues to hone and innovate its infrastructure management capabilities and skills.
  • Flexible – Use familiar architectures, databases, operating systems and programming languages. Improve overall productivity and time to market without the need for IT to learn new skills.
  • Security – An advantage of AWS is it builds and delivers its services in accordance with the industry’s highest and strict security best practices. AWS conducts regular and thorough audits to demonstrate the security of its infrastructure.