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.
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.
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.
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
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.