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What is AWS Technology?

What is AWS Technology?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing platform provided by Amazon. It provides a mix of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and packaged software as a service (SaaS) offerings.

How Does AWS Works?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, applications, and other IT resources through a cloud services platform via the internet with pay-as-you-go pricing.

AWS cloud technology

Types of Cloud Computing? 

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) -

Some of the major players offering infrastructure as a service solution include Google, IBM, Rackspace Cloud Servers, Amazon EC2 and Verizon.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) -
This type of cloud computing is similar to IaaS but is more advanced. With PaaS, apart from simply providing infrastructure, providers also offer a computing platform and solution stack as a service. The IT infrastructure may come with a graphic user interface, run-time system libraries, programming languages or an operating system.
Examples of PaaS solutions include Salesforce.com’s Force.com, Rackspace Cloud Sites, Google App Engine and Microsoft Azure.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) -
When talking about cloud services, most people think of Software as a Service (SaaS) providers. SaaS providers provide fully functionally web-based applications on demand to customers. The applications are mainly targeted at business users and can include web conferencing, ERP, CRM, email, time management, project tracking among others.
Examples of companies that offer SaaS solutions include Citrix, NetSuite etc.
  • Recovery as a Service (RaaS) -
RaaS helps businesses to reduce the impact of downtime when disasters happen. RaaS is also referred to as DRaaS ( Disaster Recovery as a Service).
According to a Gartner report, 30 percent of midsize companies will have adopted cloud recovery service by 2014.
Example of companies doing RaaS are Geminare, WindStream Business and nScaled.

Which Firms uses AWS?

The Top 8 Companies which uses AWS are given below
  1. Netflix.
  2. Unilever.
  3. Adobe Systems.
  4. Airbnb.
  5. GE Oil & Gas.
  6. Kellogg's.
  7. BMW.
  8. Met Office.

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