Amazon AWS Review

Published by Sam Wilson on

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a complete set of cloud computing services that enable you run virtually everything from the cloud, provides cloud-based solutions to help you meet your business needs. It helps you get your applications running faster while providing a very high level of security and reliable storage facility. The AWS cloud can be used in so many ways, in different fields and for different purposes; some of these includes websites, Backup and Recovery, Archiving, Disaster Recovery, Development and  Test, Financial Services, High performance computing, Digital marketing and so many other computing needs. Different services and offers you will get from AWS include;

AWS Free Tier

The free tier service enables you get hands-on experience with AWS cloud services. Using the free tier comes with a 12 month free access to AWS cloud services, the 12 months starts from your sign up date and it does not automatically expire at the end of the 12 months. This also comes with free access to infrastructure software such as Cent OS, LAMP Stack, Couchbase and some developer tools like Git, Bugzilla and AppDynamics and business software like WordPress, Magento and Sugar RCM. AWS Free Tier services are only available to new AWS customer, upon the expiration of the 12months free usage term, you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates.

Amazon EC2 – Virtual Server Hosting

EC2- Elastic compute cloud is a web service that provides computing capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web cloud computing easier for developers, it allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. Amazon Virtual sever hosting allows you commission thousands of servers instances simultaneously and because it uses web service APIs, your application can downscale and upscale itself when need be.

You get full control and access to your instances and you can interact with them as you want. The EC2 service allows you the choice of multiple instance types, operating systems and software packages. For example, your choice of operating system includes Linux and Microsoft Windows Server. It offers a highly reliable environment where replacement instances can be rapidly put in place, this services run with Amazon’s proven network infrastructure and data centers.

Amazon S3

S3(Simple Storage Service) provides developer s with secure, durable highly-scalable object storage, it comes with a very simple easy-to-use web service interface to store and retrieve data from anywhere on the web. It can be used alone or together with other AWS services such as the earlier mentioned Amazon EC2, it provides cost effective object storage for a wide variety of use cases.

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