Compute for any workload

Instances, containers, and serverless computing
Develop, deploy, run, and scale virtually any application on the world's most reliable, secure, and capable cloud.

Gartner recognizes AWS as a Magic Quadrant Leader for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services for the 10th straight year. Millions of customers choose the AWS cloud for its unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities, and its fast pace of innovation.

Broadest and deepest platform

AWS offer the broadest choice of compute services with the deepest functionality, more than any other cloud provider. We offer choice of processors, storage, networking, operating systems, and purchase models. Our rapid pace of innovation has been fueled by the AWS Nitro System, through which AWS re-imagined our virtualization infrastructure.

Industry-leading security and governance

AWS offers significantly more security, compliance, and governance services and key features than the next largest cloud provider. We support 89 security standards and compliance certifications including PCI-DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FedRAMP, GDPR, FIPS 140-2, and NIST 800-171, meaningfully more than any other cloud provider.

World-class network and storage
AWS has the largest global network with 210 points of presence connected by 100 Gbps trans-oceanic cables that deliver customer applications and content anywhere in the world over a private network. We are the only cloud provider with compute instances that deliver 400 Gbps networking. AWS offers multiple storage options with block, file, and instance storage.
Flexible options to optimize costs
With On-Demand pricing, you pay only for the compute you need with no long-term commitments. You can use Amazon EC2 Spot to reduce costs up to 90% or to accelerate performance for fault-tolerant workloads. AWS Savings Plans offers savings of up to 72% on Amazon EC2 instances, AWS Fargate, and AWS Lambda, regardless of EC2 instance family, size, OS, tenancy, or AWS Region.
Compute where you need it
AWS offers the most secure, extensive, and reliable global infrastructure with 76 Availability Zones (AZ) across 24 Regions. We offer edge computing and hybrid cloud options including AWS Outposts, AWS Local Zones, AWS Wavelength, VMware Cloud on AWS (the preferred service for all vSphere workloads), and the AWS Snow Family. AWS Outposts extends AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to virtually any on-premises facility.

350+

instances for virtually every business need

400 Gbps

maximum ethernet performance available

80%

of all containerized applications running in the cloud run on AWS*

100s of millions

containers launched every week on AWS

84%

of Kubernetes workloads in the cloud run on AWS

Easy to migrate and build apps

AWS provides multiple ways to get you started quickly and easily. Amazon Lightsail offers a simple cloud platform at a low, predictable price. There are migration tools as well as AWS Managed Services, AWS Professional Services, AWS Training and Certification, and AWS Support to assist along the way. We have the largest and most vibrant partner community including system integrators, ISVs, and SaaS partners.

AWS Compute services

Category
Service description
AWS service
Instances (Virtual machines)
Secure and resizable compute capacity (virtual servers) in the cloud

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Secure and resizable compute capacity in the cloud. Launch applications when needed without upfront commitments. 

Run fault-tolerant workloads for up to 90% off

Amazon EC2 Spot

Take advantage of unused EC2 capacity in the AWS cloud. Spot Instances are available at up to a 90% discount compared to On-Demand prices.

Automatically add or remove compute capacity to meet changes in demand

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Maintain application availability and automatically add or remove EC2 instances according to conditions you define.

Easy-to-use cloud platform that offers you everything you need to build an application or website

Amazon Lightsail

Virtual servers, storage, databases, and networking for a low, predictable price.

Fully managed batch processing at any scale

AWS Batch

Run batch jobs at any scale.

Containers
Highly secure, reliable, and scalable way to run containers

Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)

Run and manage Docker containers.

Easily store, manage, and deploy container images

Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR)

Store and retrieve Docker images.

Fully managed Kubernetes service

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)

Run managed Kubernetes on AWS.

Serverless compute for containers

AWS Fargate

Run containers without mananging servers or clusters.

Serverless
Run code without thinking about servers. Pay only for the compute time you consume

AWS Lambda

Run code without provisioning or managing servers.

Edge and hybrid
Run AWS infrastructure and services on premises for a truly consistent hybrid experience

AWS Outposts

Fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience.

Collect and process data in rugged or disconnected edge environments

AWS Snow Family

The Snow Family, comprised of AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball, offers a number of physical devices and capacity points with built-in computing capabilities.

Deliver ultra-low latency application for 5G devices

AWS Wavelength

Build applications that deliver single-digit millisecond latencies to mobile devices and end-users

Preferred service for all vSphere workloads to rapidly extend and migrate to the cloud.

VMware Cloud on AWS

Build a hybrid cloud without custom hardware.

Run latency sensitive applications closer to end-users

AWS Local Zones

Easily run latency-sensitive portions of applications local to end-users and resources in a specific geography, delivering single-digit millisecond latency.

Cost and capacity management
Flexible pricing model that provides savings of up to 72% on AWS compute usage

AWS Savings Plan

Flexible pricing model that provides savings of up to 72% on AWS compute usage

Recommends optimal AWS Compute resources for your workloads to reduce costs and improve performance

AWS Compute Optimizer

Identify optimal AWS compute resources.

Easy-to-use service for deploying and scaling web applications and services

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Run and manage web apps.

Build and maintain secure Linux or Windows Server images

EC2 Image Builder

Build and maintain secure images.

Automatically distribute incoming application traffic across multiple targets

Elastic Load Balancing

Achieve fault tolerance for any application by ensuring scalability, performance, and security.

AWS Compute services

Category Service description AWS service
Virtual machines Secure and resizable compute capacity (virtual servers) in the cloud Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Run fault-tolerant workload for up to 90% off
Amazon EC2 Spot Instances
Automatically add or remove compute capacity to meet changes in demand Amazon EC2 Autoscaling
Easy-to-use cloud platform that offers you everything you need to build an application or website Amazon Lightsail
Containers Highly secure, reliable, and scalable way to run containers Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
Easily store, manage, and deploy container images Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR)
Fully managed Kubernetes service Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)
Serverless compute for containers AWS Fargate
Serverless Run code without thinking about servers. Pay only for the compute time you consume AWS Lambda
Edge and hybrid
Run AWS infrastructure and services on premises for a truly consistent hybrid experience AWS Outposts
Physical edge computing and storage devices for rugged or disconnected environments AWS Snow Family
Delivery ultra-low latency application for 5G devices AWS Wavelength
Preferred service for all vSphere workloads to rapidly extend and migrate to the cloud. VMware Cloud on AWS
Run latency sensitive applications closer to end-users AWS Local Zones

The AWS Nitro System

Regardless if you are migrating apps from on-premises or building them natively in the cloud, you can benefit from EC2 instances built on the AWS Nitro System. The AWS Nitro System enables AWS to innovate faster, further reduce cost for our customers, and deliver added benefits like increased security and new instance types. AWS has completely re-imagined our virtualization infrastructure. Traditionally, hypervisors protect the physical hardware and bios, virtualize the CPU, storage, networking, and provide a rich set of management capabilities. With the Nitro System, we are able to break apart those functions, offload them to dedicated hardware and software, and reduce our costs by delivering all of the resources of a server to customers.

The Nitro System is comprised of three main parts: The Nitro Cards, the Nitro Security Chip, and the Nitro Hypervisor. The Nitro Cards are a family of cards that offloads and accelerates IO for functions including VPC, EBS, and Instance Storage, ultimately increasing overall system performance. The Nitro Security Chip enables the most secure cloud platform with a minimized attack surface as virtualization and security functions are offloaded to dedicated hardware and software. Additionally, a locked down security model prohibits all administrative access, including those of Amazon employees, eliminating the possibility of human error and tampering. The Nitro Hypervisor is a lightweight hypervisor that manages memory and CPU allocation and delivers performance that is indistinguishable from bare metal.

Customers

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  • Expedia Group is all in on AWS, with plans to migrate 80 percent of its mission-critical apps from its on-premises data centers to the cloud in the next two to three years. By using AWS, Expedia Group has become more resilient. Expedia Group’s developers have been able to innovate faster while saving the company millions of dollars.

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  • Lyft
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    Lyft uses AWS to move faster as a company and manage its exponential growth, leveraging AWS products to support more than 100 microservices that enhance every element of its customers’ experience.

  • Moderna
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    "With AWS, our researchers have the ability to quickly design and execute research experiments and rapidly uncover new insights to get potentially life-saving treatments into production faster... AWS's breadth and depth of services are supporting our mission to create a new generation of medicines for patients and are instrumental in our quest to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 and other life-threatening diseases."

    Stéphane Bancel
    Moderna, CEO
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    The AWS serverless architecture and the ease of use of the AWS services inside it free up developer time to produce business value.

  • Redfin
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    By using AWS, Redfin can innovate quickly and cost effectively with a small IT staff while managing billions of property records.

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    "Management was easy—it was very simple to upload a machine to the platform and simply adjust sizing according to need afterwards"

    Sadao Matsuda
    SAP IT Manager, VWCO