What is Cloud Computing?

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. Whether you are running applications that share photos to millions of mobile users or you’re supporting the critical operations of your business, a cloud services platform provides rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources. With cloud computing, you don’t need to make large upfront investments in hardware and spend a lot of time on the heavy lifting of managing that hardware. Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need to power your newest bright idea or operate your IT department. You can access as many resources as you need, almost instantly, and only pay for what you use. Cloud computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the Internet. A Cloud services platform such as Amazon Web Services owns and maintains the network-connected hardware required for these application services, while you provision and use what you need via a web application.

What is AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides many cloud services that you can combine to meet business or organizational needs. The services provided are many

AWS Compute and Networking Services

AWS provides a variety of compute and networking services to deliver core functionality for businesses to develop and run their workloads. These compute and networking services can be leveraged with the storage, database and application services to provide a complete end-to-end solutions to the business.

AWS Storage and Content Delivery

AWS provides a variety of services to meet storage needs such as Amazon S3, Amazon Cloudfront and Amazon Elastic Block Store.

AWS Database Services

AWS provides fully managed relational and NoSQL database services and in-memory caching as a service. AWS-RDS (Relational Database Service), DynamoDB, Redshift (Datawarehouse) are some of the examples of the Database services which AWS provides.

AWS Application Services

AWS provides a variety of managed services to use with applications such as Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Simple Email service (SES) etc.