Introduction to Amazon Web Services(AWS)

Introduction to Amazon Web Services(AWS)

This explains the definition of AWS cloud and its benefits.

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Damilola Ale
·Feb 15, 2021·

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Hi everyone👋, Welcome again to NOTNULL Blog🤗. Over the next few weeks, I would be sharing with you a series of posts on Amazon Web Services✍. I am currently learning AWS and want to carry you along as I understand the topic as promised in the first post👩‍💻. I hope you gain a lot from this post.

What is cloud computing☁? Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of computing power, database storage, applications, and other IT resources through a cloud services platform via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. It also provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases, and a broad set of application services over the Internet.

Amazon Web Services is one of the many cloud services platforms that owns and maintains the network-connected hardware required for application services, and it would be our area of focus. I am sure we have all heard about AWS everywhere. I have also heard about it but never showed interest in learning it until now.

Amazon web service is a platform that offers flexible, reliable, scalable, easy-to-use, and cost-effective cloud computing solutions. AWS is a comprehensive, easy-to-use computing platform by Amazon. It has a lot of benefits of which I would list below.

AWS Cloud benefits include:

  • Trade your capital expenses for variable expenses💱: Instead of having to invest heavily in data centers and servers before you know how you’re going to use them, you can pay only when you consume computing resources, and pay only for how much you consume.

  • Benefit from massive economies of scale➕ – By using cloud computing, you can achieve a lower variable cost than you can get on your own. Because usage from hundreds of thousands of customers is aggregated in the cloud, providers such as AWS can achieve higher economies of scale, which translates into lower pay-as-you-go prices.

  • Stop guessing about capacity⚖ – Eliminate guessing on your infrastructure capacity needs. When you make a capacity decision before deploying an application, you often end up either sitting on expensive idle resources or dealing with limited capacity. With cloud computing, these problems go away. You can access as much or as little capacity as you need, and scale up and down as required with only a few minutes’ notice.

  • Increase speed and agility💨 – In a cloud computing environment, new IT resources are only a click away, which means that you reduce the time to make those resources available to your developers from weeks to just minutes. This results in a dramatic increase in agility for the organization since the cost and time it takes to experiment and develop is significantly lower.

  • Stop spending money running and maintaining data centers❌💰 – Focus on projects that differentiate your business, not the infrastructure. Cloud computing lets you focus on your customers, rather than on the heavy lifting of racking, stacking, and powering servers.

  • Go global in minutes🌎🌍🌏 – Easily deploy your application in multiple regions all around the world with just a few clicks. This means you can provide lower latency and a better experience for your customers at a minimal cost.

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