Cloud computing with AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 165 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers —including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.

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The leading cloud platform

Most functionality

AWS has significantly more services, and more features within those services, than any other cloud provider. The AWS cloud platform offers over 165 fully featured services, including over 40 services that aren’t available anywhere else.

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Largest community of customers and partners

AWS has the largest and most dynamic ecosystem, with millions of active customers and tens of thousands of partners globally. Customers across virtually every industry and of every size, including start-ups, enterprises, and public sector organizations, are running every imaginable use case on AWS.

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Most Secure

AWS has been architected to be the most flexible and secure cloud computing environment available today. Our core infrastructure is built to satisfy the security requirements for military, global banks, and other high-sensitivity organizations.

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Fastest pace of innovation

AWS released 1,957 new services and features in 2018, innovating at an unmatched pace, especially in new areas such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Serverless Computing. With AWS, you can take advantage of the latest technologies to innovate, differentiate, and deliver solutions fast.  

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Most proven operational expertise

AWS has unmatched experience, maturity, reliability, security, and performance. AWS has been delivering cloud services for over 12 years to millions of customers around the world running a wide variety of use cases, and has the most operational experience, at greater scale, than any cloud provider. 

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Most functionality

AWS provides services for broad range of applications including compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), security, and application development, deployment, and management.

In addition to having the greatest breadth of services, AWS also has the deepest functionality within those services. For example, Amazon EC2 offers more types and sizes of compute instances than any other provider, including the most powerful GPU instances for machine learning workloads. AWS also has more than double the number of database services than anyone else, with eleven relational and non-relational database offerings. And, AWS has the most ways to run containers, with Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), and AWS Fargate.

This broad selection of services and deep functionality make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective to migrate your existing apps to the cloud and build nearly anything you could imagine.

Largest community of customers and partners

AWS has the largest and most dynamic ecosystem, with millions of active customers and tens of thousands of partners globally. Customers across virtually every industry and of every size, including start-ups, enterprises, and public sector organizations, are running every imaginable use case on AWS.

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The AWS partner network includes thousands of systems integrators who specialize in AWS services and tens of thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs) who adapt their technology to work on AWS.

The AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog of software from ISVs that runs on AWS, offers 35 categories and more than 4,500 software listings from more than 1,400 ISVs, nearly two times more software listings than you can find anywhere else.

Most Secure

AWS has been architected to be the most flexible and secure cloud computing environment available today. Our core infrastructure is built to satisfy the security requirements for military, global banks, and other high-sensitivity organizations.

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AWS uses the same secure hardware and software to build and operate each of our regions, so all of our customers benefit from the only commercial cloud that has had its service offerings and associated supply chain vetted and accepted as secure enough for top secret workloads. This is backed by a deep set of cloud security tools, with 203 security, compliance, and governance services and key features.

Moreover, AWS supports 85 security standards and compliance certifications, and all 116 AWS services that store customer data offer the ability to encrypt that data.

Fastest pace of innovation

AWS released 1,957 new services and features in 2018, innovating at an unmatched pace, especially in new areas such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Serverless Computing. With AWS, you can take advantage of the latest technologies to innovate, differentiate, and deliver solutions fast.

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For example, in 2014, AWS pioneered the event-driven serverless computing space with the launch of AWS Lambda. AWS Lambda lets developers run their code without provisioning or managing servers, and you don’t have to worry about provisioning, scaling, patching, or managing any of the underlying servers.

In 2018, AWS became the first cloud provider to offer 100 Gbps of network bandwidth with our C5n EC2 instance types. This higher network performance can speed up results for a wide range of analytics, machine learning, big data, and data lake applications.

Most proven operational expertise

AWS has unmatched experience, maturity, reliability, security, and performance. AWS has been delivering cloud services for over 12 years to millions of customers around the world running a wide variety of use cases, and has the most operational experience, at greater scale, than any cloud provider.

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Years of operating with many times the usage of any other cloud provider, combined with listening and learning from our customers and our commitment to constant iteration help us deliver superior operational performance that you can depend on for your most important workloads. 

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Global network of AWS regions

AWS offers the largest global footprint in the market. No other cloud provider offers as many regions with multiple Availability Zones, with 69 Availability Zones (AZs) within 22 geographic regions around the world, and announced plans for 9 more AZs and three more Regions in Cape Town, Jakarta, and Milan.  

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AWS Regions each have multiple AZs that are physically separated and isolated from each other, and are connected by low latency, high throughput, and highly redundant networking. These AZs offer you an easier and more effective way to design and operate applications and databases, making them more highly available, fault tolerant, and scalable than traditional single datacenter or multi-datacenter infrastructures. The AWS Region/AZ model has been recognized by Gartner as the recommended approach for running enterprise applications that require high availability.

Global network of AWS regions

AWS offers the largest global footprint in the market. No other cloud provider offers as many regions with multiple Availability Zones, with 69 Availability Zones (AZs) within 22 geographic regions around the world, and announced plans for 9 more AZs and three more Regions in Cape Town, Jakarta, and Milan.
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Regions & Number of Availability Zones

US East
N. Virginia (6), Ohio (3)

US West
N. California (3), Oregon (4)

Asia Pacific
Mumbai (3), Seoul (3), Singapore (3), Sydney (3), Tokyo (4), Osaka-Local (1), Hong Kong SAR (3)

Canada
Central (2)

Mainland China
Beijing (2), Ningxia (3)

Europe
Frankfurt (3), Ireland (3), London (3), Paris (3), Stockholm (3)

South America
São Paulo (3)

GovCloud (US)
US-East (3), US-West (3)

Middle East
Bahrain (3)

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New Regions (Coming Soon)

Cape Town

Jakarta

Milan

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Enterprises trust AWS

INFRASTRUCTURE
Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide (2019)

Gartner Research positions Amazon Web Services in Leaders Quadrant of the new Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide. Cloud IaaS, in the context of this Magic Quadrant, is defined as "a standardized, highly automated offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are owned by a service provider and offered to the customer on demand."

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