WHAT IS AWS ? LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR CLOUD PLATFORM
The AWS concept in Vietnam is already relatively popular. So what is AWS ? Why choose AWS as your business cloud solution. In this article, Tech Town will help you better understand AWS and its services!
What is AWS?
AWS (short for Amazon Web Services) is the most comprehensive and widely used cloud platform, providing over 200 full-featured services from data centers around the world, providing database storage, compute, content delivery, and more to help businesses expand and grow… In fact, AWS’ market share is larger than the market share of the next four competitors. are Google, Microsoft, IBM and Alibaba combined.
The benefits of cloud computing
The cloud allows businesses to easily access and deploy a variety of technology services so they can innovate quickly and grow almost anything.
With cloud computing, businesses do not have to provision too many resources to handle the highest level of business activities in the future.
Cloud platforms allow businesses to replace capital costs with variable costs and pay only for the IT resources used, and variable costs will also be much lower than out-of-pocket costs.
Easy to deploy globally
With cloud computing, businesses can expand into new geographies and deploy globally in minutes, with a few clicks.
Advantages of AWS
AWS has more services and more features in them, than any other cloud provider – from infrastructure technologies like computing, storage, and databases – to emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, data warehousing and analytics, and the Internet of Things. This helps businesses move existing applications to the cloud faster, easier, and more cost-effectively, and build nearly anything.
AWS also has the deepest functionality of those services. For example, AWS offers the widest range of databases that are purpose-built for different types of applications, being able to choose the right tool for the job for the best cost and performance.
The largest community of customers and partners
AWS has the largest and most resilient community with millions of active customers and tens of thousands of partners globally. Customers across most industries of all sizes, including startups, enterprises, and public institutions, are running every possible use case on AWS. The AWS Partner Network (APN) includes thousands of system integrators that specialize in AWS services and tens of thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs) that adapt their technology to work on AWS.
AWS is designed to be the most secure and flexible cloud computing environment available today. AWS core infrastructure is built to meet the security requirements of militaries, global banks, and other highly sensitive organizations. This is supported by an in-depth set of cloud security tools, with 230 features and security, compliance, and governance services. AWS supports 90 security standards and certifications of compliance. All 117 AWS services that store customer data provide the ability to encrypt such data.
The fastest innovation speed
With AWS, businesses can leverage the latest technologies to experiment and innovate faster. AWS is constantly accelerating the pace of innovation to invent entirely new technologies that it can use to transform its business. For example, in 2014, AWS pioneered the serverless computing space with the launch of AWS Lambda, allowing developers to run their code without provisioning or managing servers. And AWS built Amazon SageMaker, a fully managed machine learning service that empowers developers and scientists every day to use machine learning without any prior experience.
Best Operational Expertise
AWS has the experience, maturity, reliability, security, and performance that businesses can rely on for their most mission-critical applications. For more than 15 years, AWS has provided cloud services to millions of customers worldwide, serving a wide variety of use cases. AWS has the most operational experience, at scale, of any cloud provider.
Worldwide wide network
AWS has the widest global cloud infrastructure. No other cloud provider offers as many Regions with Multiple Availability Zones connected over a low-latency, high-throughput, and high-redundancy network as AWS. Gartner has recognized the AWS Region and Availability Zone model as the recommended approach for running high availability enterprise applications.
Some basic products and services of AWS
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2）
EC2 is a service that provides virtual servers (Instances) for flexible computing with high performance with easy selection of resources such as memory, CPU, Storage,…
Elastic Load Balancing – Load Balancing
With load balancing (ELB), requests to the Instance are automatically distributed appropriately.
Amazon Relational Database Service（Amazon RDS）
With Amazon RDS, we can easily install, operate, and scale the database on the Cloud.
Some salient features:
- Using RDS can reduce operating time. For example, you can save time backing up, patching, scaling, creating replication backups because AWS handles it for you automatically.
- RDS optimizes memory, performance, I/O for DB Instances. Currently, it is possible to choose DBs like Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQLServer on RDS.
Networking – Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC）
VPC is a user-defined virtual private network, in this virtual private network we can freely install and link AWS resources.
- Can control the entire network system in VPC. Such as IP range, Subnet subnet, Route Table, Gateway…
- At the security layer, you can set up to allow or block access to Instances using ALCs or Security Groups.
- Can link between VPCs together or VPC with own Data Center.
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3）
What is AWS S3 ? It is a Cloud storage service through the Internet.
With a simple Web Service interface, we can store and retrieve data anywhere, regardless of storage capacity.
Amazon offers a variety of S3s:
– Standard: Is the default storage type of S3, often used to store frequently accessed data.
– Standard-IA: Low frequency of data access. Will be used to store data that is rarely accessed. Usage costs will be lower than Standard but there will be costs when accessing data.
– Glacier: Usually used to store data that is almost impossible to access real time with very low cost.
Amazon CloudWatch is a service that monitors and monitors the performance of other running services. CloudWatch will collect and statistics data on operational status (Metric), log files of resources, and can send alarm alarms depending on the settings.
Along with many other services…
Hopefully the information that Tech Town brings in this article will help businesses better understand Amazon’s cloud computing platform. AWS Vietnam now has a representative office and is ready to provide many technology solutions, making it easier for projects here to support users and businesses. Businesses in Vietnam can use AWS utilities to optimize their business apparatus.
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