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AWS Administration – The Definitive Guide by Yohan Wadia

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Introducing Amazon Web Services

Now, that you clearly understand what cloud computing is all about and what it can do for you, let's get to know the main topic of this book—Amazon Web Services—a little better.

Amazon Web Services or AWS is a comprehensive public cloud computing platform that offers a variety of web-based products and services on an on-demand and pay-per-use basis. AWS was earlier a part of the e-commerce giant Amazon.com, and it wasn't until 2006 that AWS became a separate entity of its own. Today, AWS operates globally with data centers located in USA, Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, China, and Australia. AWS provides a variety of mechanisms, using which the end users can connect to and leverage its services, the most common ...

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