Amazon Web Services
AWS is the acronym for Amazon Web Services.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a collection of over 175 remote computing services (also called web services) that make up a cloud computing platform, offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. AWS provides a variety of services, such as:
- Compute services, like Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), allows users to launch and manage virtual machines in the cloud.
- Storage services, like Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), allow users to store and retrieve large amounts of data in the cloud.
- Database services, like Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), allow users to launch and manage relational databases in the cloud.
- Networking and Content Delivery services, like Amazon CloudFront, allow users to distribute and deliver web content across the globe.
- Security and Identity services, like AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), allows users to control access to AWS services and resources.
AWS also offers a variety of other services for different application needs, like analytics, IoT, machine learning, and more. These services can be used together to build and run complex applications and services. With its scalability, cost-effectiveness, and high availability, AWS has become one of the most popular and widely used cloud computing platforms in the world.
AWS services can be accessed programmatically by using the AWS SDKs, or through the AWS Management Console, a web-based interface for managing AWS services. AWS also provides the ability to create and manage your infrastructure using automation tools like AWS CloudFormation, AWS Lambda, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
- Abbreviation: AWS