AWS delivers reliable, scalable, and cost-effective compute and storage resources on which to host your online games. You can use the following AWS components alone or combined to build your scalable gaming application:
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Amazon EC2 provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. You define your virtual Amazon EC2 environment with the operating system, services, databases, and application platform stack your game requires. Amazon EC2 provides a full management console and APIs to manage your compute resources. Learn more
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Amazon S3provides a simple web services interface to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It is highly durable, highly available, and secure. Amazon S3 stores multiple redundant copies of your data. Learn more
Amazon CloudFront. Amazon CloudFront provides a high performance, globally distributed content delivery system. Your game can use Amazon CloudFront to easily distribute or stream content to your users with low latency, high data transfer speeds, no commitments, and seamless integration with Amazon S3. Learn more
Amazon Payments. Monetize your games and maximize your revenue potential with the Amazon Payments services: Amazon Flexible Payments Service, Amazon Simple Pay, and Amazon Mobile Payments Service. With Amazon Payments, millions of Amazon customers can easily pay you on your gaming website or application using the billing information in their Amazon.com account. Learn more
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable database capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks. Learn more
Amazon SimpleDB. Amazon SimpleDB provides the core database functions of data indexing and querying. You can write your applications to take advantage of Amazon SimpleDB’s simplicity and its ability to scale seamlessly. Learn how Amazon SimpleDB can be used for online games.
Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS). Amazon SQS provides a high performance, secure queuing system for your application that enables you to reliably distribute work between your application processes. Learn more