Beginner’s Guide to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Cloud Computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.

The cloud has been adopted by nearly 90% of businesses.

The global market for cloud computing could grow from $40 billion to $241 billion in the next 10 years.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform offered by Amazon – A vast system of pay-as-you-go data centers that provide the infrastructure for much of the World Wide Web.

AWS dominates clous computing, yet nearly 2/3 of Americans don’t know what it is.

AWS officially launched in 2006.

1/3 of all Internet users visit an AWS cloud-powered website daily.

Market Share

AWS has more than one million customers, including more than 600 government agencies worldwide.

Several large companies and organizations run web applications on AWS.

The AWS platform powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries with data centers in 11 regions across the world.

Each data center holds between 50,000 to 80,000 computer servers.

Sales and Revenue
AWS generated big numbers

AWS is earning about $6 billion per year, with $1.5 billion in revenue in Q1 of 2015 alone.

Going Green
AWS is committed to sustainable energy

AWS aspire to achieve 100% renewable energy use for their global infrastructure footprint.

As of April 2015, about 25% of the power consumed by the AWS global infrastructure comes from renewable energy resources.

Beginner's Guide to Amazon Web Services

Thomas Apel Published by Thomas Apel

, a dynamic and self-motivated information technology architect, with a thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to system and network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. I enjoy the technical writing process and answering readers' comments included.