Understanding more about AWS cloud services


The AWS cloud services refer to an evolving, comprehensive cloud computing platform that is provided by Amazon, including a mixture of PaaS – platform as a service, IaaS – infrastructure as a service, and the SaaS – software as a service offering. the AWS services can be able to offer organizational tools like database storage, computing power, and the content delivery service.

In 2006, the AWS was launched from the Amazon internal infrastructure which is built-in handling the retail operations online. The AWS was one of the initial companies that introduced the cloud computing model of the pay-as-you-go which is known to scale, providing users with storage, compute, and throughput as required.

The AWS gives out various solutions and tools for software and enterprise developers which can be utilized in the data centers to almost 190 countries. Groups like education institutions, government agencies; private and nonprofit organizations can utilize AWS services.

The way it can work

The AWS gets separated into various services with each of them configured in various ways that are based on the needs of the user. Users need to be able to see the options of configuration and individual maps for servers for service for AWS.

Over 100 services have the portfolio of the Amazon Web Services which include the ones for database, compute, management of the infrastructure, security, and application development.

The categories of the services include:

  • Migration
  • Data management
  • Storage databases
  • Compute
  • Networking
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Development tools
  • Monitoring
  • Management
  • Governance
  • Security
  • Analytics
  • Big data management
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Analytics
  • Notifications and messages
  • Mobile development

The availability

The AWS provides services for several data centers which are on the AZs – the availability zones in the regions which are across the world.  The AZ refers to a location that has several physical data centers. The region is the AZs collection in the geographic proximity that is connected using a network link which is low-latency

A business is likely to choose multiple or one availability zones for various reasons like proximity and compliance to end the customers. An example is where an AWS customer spins VMs – the virtual machines and the data gets replicated data in various AZs  to be able to achieve a highly reliable infrastructure that is resistant to individual server failure or a whole data center


With the use of the AWS services, a business can migrate data to the cloud by using storage transport devices like snowmobile and AWS snowball or to utilize the AWS storage gateway, enabling premises apps for accessing the cloud data.