Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that offers cloud-based services. It is the world’s leading provider of cloud infrastructure services, offering a wide range of services including compute, storage, databases, analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and more.
AWS was founded in 2006 and has expanded significantly since then. It currently has regions in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia and offers more than 200 fully managed services.
Some of the most well-known services from AWS are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Lambda, and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). AWS is used by companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 companies.
AWS offers many benefits including scalability, flexibility, reliability, security, and cost savings. Customers can quickly and easily add or remove resources as needed and only pay for what they actually use.