AWS is the leading provider of cloud computing. It provides a set of services that allow users to store, manage, and analyze data in several geographically distributed locations.
AWS was first launched in 2006 as an alternative to Microsoft’s Windows Azure. AWS has grown rapidly since then and now serves as an important part of many businesses’ IT architecture.
The main benefits of using AWS are:
- Scalability: AWS offers a large number of servers that are ready to be used by customers. This allows you to scale up or down according to your needs without having to worry about how many servers you will need at any given time.
- Flexibility: You can choose from different types of software like Linux and Windows so that you can run whatever application you want on your infrastructure without worrying about compatibility issues between different platforms.
- Cost-effectiveness: The cost per hour is much lower than other options available on the market today such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and IBM Bluemix which offer similar features but at higher prices per hour basis compared with the AWS pricing scheme which makes it an attractive choice for businesses who want lower costs while still retaining some flexibility in terms.