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Amazon Web Services: How Big Is AWS?

Working with technology companies, I’m amazed at how many are hosting their platforms on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Netflix, Reddit, AOL, and Pinterest are now running on Amazon services. Even GoDaddy is moving a majority of its infrastructure there.

Key to the popularity is the combination of the high availability and low cost. Amazon S3, for example, is designed to deliver 99.999999999% availability, serving trillions of objects worldwide. Amazon is notorious for its aggressive pricing and AWS’ is no different. That high availability and low cost has been attractive to startups who wish to scale quickly and efficiently.

$18 billion in revenue for 2017 and nearly 50% growth in the second quarter of 2018 show that the Amazon Cloud solution continues to attract new customers left and right.

Nick Galov, HostingTribunal

The downside, in my opinion, has been user experience and support. Sign into your Amazon Web Services panel and you’re met with dozens of options with very little detail on what platforms actually do and how they work together. Check out the list of products below the infographic… everything from hosting to AI have their own platforms on AWS.

Sure, you can dig and educate yourself. However, I’ve found that simple processes like setting up a website take way too much effort there. Of course, I’m not a full-time web developer. Many of the companies I work with give me a strange look when I tell them about the issues I have.

This infographic from HostingTribunal,  AWS Web Hosting, does a great job in documenting the history of AWS, current growth statistics, alliances and partnerships, major outages, why you should host with AWS, key web hosting solutions on AWS, and success stories: 

Amazon Web Services Statistics

List of Amazon Web Services

AWS Server Solutions:

  • Amazon EC2 – Virtual Servers in the Cloud
  • Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling – Scale Compute Capacity to Meet Demand
  • Amazon Elastic Container Service – Run and Manage Docker Containers
  • Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes – Run Managed Kubernetes on AWS
  • Amazon Elastic Container Registry – Store and Retrieve Docker Images
  • Amazon Lightsail – Launch and Manage Virtual Private Servers
  • AWS Batch – Run Batch Jobs at Any Scale
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk – Run and Manage Web Apps
  • AWS Fargate – Run Containers without Managing Servers or Clusters
  • AWS Lambda – Run your Code in Response to Events
  • AWS Serverless Application Repository – Discover, Deploy, and Publish Serverless Applications
  • VMware Cloud on AWS – Build a Hybrid Cloud without Custom Hardware
  • AWS Outposts – Run AWS services on-premises

AWS Storage Solutions

  • Amazon S3 – Scalable Storage in the Cloud
  • Amazon EBS – Block Storage for EC2
  • Amazon Elastic File System – Managed File Storage for EC2
  • Amazon Glacier – Low-cost Archive Storage in the Cloud
  • AWS Storage Gateway – Hybrid Storage Integration
  • AWS Snowball – Petabyte-scale Data Transport
  • AWS Snowball Edge – Petabyte-scale Data Transport with On-board Compute
  • AWS Snowmobile – Exabyte-scale Data Transport
  • Amazon FSx for Lustre – Fully managed compute-intensive file system
  • Amazon FSx for Windows File Server – Fully managed Windows native file system

AWS Database Solutions

  • Amazon Aurora – High Performance Managed Relational Database
  • Amazon RDS – Managed Relational Database Service for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, and MariaDB
  • Amazon DynamoDB – Managed NoSQL Database
  • Amazon ElastiCache – In-memory Caching System
  • Amazon Redshift – Fast, Simple, Cost-effective Data Warehousing
  • Amazon Neptune – Fully Managed Graph Database Service
  • AWS Database Migration Service – Migrate Databases with Minimal Downtime
  • Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) – Fully managed ledger database
  • Amazon Timestream – Fully managed time series database
  • Amazon RDS on VMware – Automate on-premises database management

AWS Migration and Transfer Solutions

  • AWS Application Discovery Service – Discover On-Premises Applications to Streamline Migration
  • AWS Database Migration Service – Migrate Databases with Minimal Downtime
  • AWS Migration Hub – Track Migrations from a Single Place
  • AWS Server Migration Service – Migrate On-Premises Servers to AWS
  • AWS Snowball – Petabyte-scale Data Transport
  • AWS Snowball Edge – Petabyte-scale Data Transport with On-board Compute
  • AWS Snowmobile – Exabyte-scale Data Transport
  • AWS DataSync – Simple, fast, online data transfer
  • AWS Transfer for SFTP – Fully managed SFTP service

AWS Networking and Content Delivery Solutions

  • Amazon VPC – Isolated Cloud Resources
  • Amazon VPC PrivateLink – Securely Access Services Hosted on AWS
  • Amazon CloudFront – Global Content Delivery Network
  • Amazon Route 53 – Scalable Domain Name System
  • Amazon API Gateway – Build, Deploy, and Manage APIs
  • AWS Direct Connect – Dedicated Network Connection to AWS
  • Elastic Load Balancing – High Scale Load Balancing
  • AWS Cloud Map – Application resource registry for microservices
  • AWS App Mesh – Monitor and control microservices
  • AWS Transit Gateway – Easily scale VPC and account connections
  • AWS Global Accelerator – Improve application availability and performance

AWS Developer Tools

  • AWS CodeStar – Develop and Deploy AWS Applications
  • AWS CodeCommit – Store Code in Private Git Repositories
  • AWS CodeBuild – Build and Test Code
  • AWS CodeDeploy – Automate Code Deployment
  • AWS CodePipeline – Release Software using Continuous Delivery
  • AWS Cloud9 – Write, Run, and Debug Code on a Cloud IDE
  • AWS X-Ray – Analyze and Debug Your Applications
  • AWS Command Line Interface – Unified Tool to Manage AWS Services

AWS Management and Governance Solutions

  • Amazon CloudWatch – Monitor Resources and Applications
  • AWS Auto Scaling – Scale Multiple Resources to Meet Demand
  • AWS CloudFormation – Create and Manage Resources with Templates
  • AWS CloudTrail – Track User Activity and API Usage
  • AWS Config – Track Resource Inventory and Changes
  • AWS OpsWorks – Automate Operations with Chef and Puppet
  • AWS Service Catalog – Create and Use Standardized Products
  • AWS Systems Manager – Gain Operational Insights and Take Action
  • AWS Trusted Advisor – Optimize Performance and Security
  • AWS Personal Health Dashboard – Personalized View of AWS Service Health
  • AWS Control Tower – Set up and govern a secure, compliant, multi-account environment
  • AWS License Manager – Track, manage, and control licenses
  • AWS Well-Architected Tool – Review and improve your workloads

AWS Media Services

  • Amazon Elastic Transcoder – Easy-to-use Scalable Media Transcoding
  • Amazon Kinesis Video Streams – Process and Analyze Video Streams
  • AWS Elemental MediaConvert – Convert File-based Video Content
  • AWS Elemental MediaLive – Convert Live Video Content
  • AWS Elemental MediaPackage – Video Origination and Packaging
  • AWS Elemental MediaStore – Media Storage and Simple HTTP Origin
  • AWS Elemental MediaTailor – Video Personalization and Monetization
  • AWS Elemental MediaConnect – Reliable and secure live video transport

AWS Security, Identity, and Compliance Solutions

  • AWS Identity & Access Management – Manage User Access and Encryption Keys
  • Amazon Cloud Directory – Create Flexible Cloud-native Directories
  • Amazon Cognito – Identity Management for your Apps
  • AWS Single Sign-On – Cloud Single Sign-On (SSO) Service
  • Amazon GuardDuty – Managed Threat Detection Service
  • Amazon Inspector – Analyze Application Security
  • Amazon Macie -Discover, Classify, and Protect your Data
  • AWS Certificate Manager – Provision, Manage, and Deploy SSL/TLS Certificates
  • AWS CloudHSM – Hardware-based Key Storage for Regulatory Compliance
  • AWS Directory Service – Host and Manage Active Directory
  • AWS Firewall Manager – Central Management of Firewall Rules
  • AWS Key Management Service – Managed Creation and Control of Encryption Keys
  • AWS Organizations – Policy-based Management for Multiple AWS Accounts
  • AWS Secrets Manager – Rotate, Manage, and Retrieve Secrets
  • AWS Shield – DDoS Protection
  • AWS WAF – Filter Malicious Web Traffic
  • AWS Artifact – On-demand access to AWS compliance reports
  • AWS Security Hub – Unified security and compliance center

AWS Analytics Solutions

  • Amazon Athena – Query Data in S3 using SQL
  • Amazon CloudSearch – Managed Search Service
  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service – Run and Scale Elasticsearch Clusters
  • Amazon EMR – Hosted Hadoop Framework
  • Amazon Kinesis – Work with Real-time Streaming Data
  • Amazon Redshift – Fast, Simple, Cost-effective Data Warehousing
  • Amazon Quicksight – Fast Business Analytics Service
  • AWS Data Pipeline – Orchestration Service for Periodic, Data-driven Workflows
  • AWS Glue – Prepare and Load Data
  • Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka – Fully managed Apache Kafka service
  • AWS Lake Formation – Build a secure data lake in days

AWS Machine Learning Solutions

  • Amazon SageMaker – Build, Train, and Deploy Machine Learning Models at Scale
  • Amazon Comprehend – Discover Insights and Relationships in Text
  • Amazon Lex – Build Voice and Text Chatbots
  • Amazon Polly – Turn Text into Lifelike Speech
  • Amazon Rekognition – Analyze Image and Video
  • Amazon Translate – Natural and Fluent Language Translation
  • Amazon Transcribe – Automatic Speech Recognition
  • AWS DeepLens – Deep Learning Enabled Video Camera
  • AWS Deep Learning AMIs – Quickly Start Deep Learning on EC2
  • Apache MXNet on AWS – Scalable, High-performance Deep Learning
  • TensorFlow on AWS – Open-source Machine Intelligence Library
  • Amazon Personalize – Build real-time recommendations into your applications
  • Amazon Forecast – Increase forecast accuracy using machine learning
  • Amazon Inferentia – Machine learning inference chip
  • Amazon Textract – Extract text and data from documents
  • Amazon Elastic Inference – Deep learning inference acceleration
  • Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth – Build accurate ML training datasets
  • AWS DeepRacer – Autonomous 1/18th scale race car, driven by ML

AWS Mobile Solutions

  • AWS Amplify  -Build and deploy mobile and web applications
  • Amazon API Gateway – Build, Deploy, and Manage APIs
  • Amazon Pinpoint – Push Notifications for Mobile Apps
  • AWS AppSync – Real-time and Offline Mobile Data Apps
  • AWS Device Farm – Test Android, FireOS, and iOS Apps on Real Devices in the Cloud
  • AWS Mobile SDK – Mobile Software Development Kit

AWS Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Solutions

  • Amazon Sumerian – Build and Run VR and AR Applications

AWS Application Integration Solutions

  • AWS Step Functions – Coordinate Distributed Applications
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) – Managed Message Queues
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) – Pub/Sub, Mobile Push and SMS
  • Amazon MQ – Managed Message Broker for ActiveMQ

AWS Customer Engagement Solutions

  • Amazon Connect – Cloud-based Contact Center
  • Amazon Pinpoint – Push Notifications for Mobile Apps
  • Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) – Email Sending and Receiving

AWS Business Applications

  • Alexa for Business – Empower your Organization with Alexa
  • Amazon Chime – Frustration-free Meetings, Video Calls, and Chat
  • Amazon WorkDocs – Enterprise Storage and Sharing Service
  • Amazon WorkMail – Secure and Managed Business Email and Calendaring

AWS Desktop and Application Streaming Solutions

  • Amazon WorkSpaces – Desktop Computing Service
  • Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Stream Desktop Applications Securely to a Browser

AWS Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions

  • AWS IoT Core – Connect Devices to the Cloud
  • Amazon FreeRTOS – IoT Operating System for Microcontrollers
  • AWS Greengrass – Local Compute, Messaging, and Sync for Devices
  • AWS IoT 1-Click – One Click Creation of an AWS Lambda Trigger
  • AWS IoT Analytics – Analytics for IoT Devices
  • AWS IoT Button – Cloud Programmable Dash Button
  • AWS IoT Device Defender – Security Management for IoT Devices
  • AWS IoT Device Management – Onboard, Organize, and Remotely Manage IoT Devices
  • AWS IoT Events – IoT event detection and response
  • AWS IoT SiteWise – IoT data collector and interpreter
  • AWS Partner Device Catalog – Curated catalog of AWS-compatible IoT hardware
  • AWS IoT Things Graph – Easily connect devices and web services

AWS Game Development Solutions

  • Amazon GameLift – Simple, Fast, Cost-effective Dedicated Game Server Hosting
  • Amazon Lumberyard – A Free Cross-platform 3D Game Engine with Full Source, Integrated with AWS and Twitch

AWS Cost Management Solutions

  • AWS Cost Explorer – Analyze Your AWS Cost and Usage
  • AWS Budgets – Set Custom Cost and Usage Budgets
  • Reserved Instance Reporting – Dive Deeper into Your Reserved Instances (RIs)
  • AWS Cost and Usage Report – Access Comprehensive Cost and Usage Information

AWS Blockchain Solutions

  • Amazon Managed Blockchain – Create and manage scalable blockchain networks

AWS Robotics Solutions

  • AWS RoboMaker – Develop, test, and deploy robotics applications

AWS Satellite Solutions

  • AWS Ground Station – Fully managed ground station as a service

Douglas Karr

Douglas Karr is the founder of the Martech Zone and a recognized expert on digital transformation. Douglas has helped start several successful MarTech startups, has assisted in the due diligence of over $5 bil in Martech acquisitions and investments, and continues to launch his own platforms and services. He's a co-founder of Highbridge, a digital transformation consulting firm. Douglas is also a published author of a Dummie's guide and a business leadership book.

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