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A Detailed Overview Of AWS Services
Amazon Web Services which is in short referred to as AWS is a leading cloud platform that delivers on-demand cloud computing services to the clients. AWS is best trusted for its security & offers a wide range of services like high compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.
With Amazon Web Services you can able to
- Running web and application servers in the cloud to host dynamic websites.
- You can store all your files on the cloud & can access them from anywhere through internet
- Using managed databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle or SQL Server to store information.
- Deliver static and dynamic files quickly around the world using a Content Delivery Network (CDN).
As you are clear about what exactly is AWS, now let’s have an in-detail look at the services in it.
EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)-These are virtual machines in the cloud on which you have the OS level control. You can run whatever you want in them.
LightSail — This is best for beginners who doesn’t have any prior experience in AWS. It automatically deploys and manages compute, storage and networking capabilities required to run your applications.
ECS (Elastic Container Service) — It is a highly scalable container service to allows you to run Docker containers in the cloud.
EKS (Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes) — Allows you to use Kubernetes on AWS without installing and managing your own Kubernetes control plane.
Lambda — It is a serverless technology in AWS which allows you to run functions in the cloud. If you are using Lambda then you only pay when your functions execute thereby you can save a lot of money.
Batch — It enables you to easily and efficiently run batch computing workloads of any scale on AWS using Amazon EC2 and EC2 spot fleet.
Elastic Beanstalk — Allows automated deployment and provisioning of resources like a highly scalable production website.
S3 (Simple Storage Service) — Storage service of AWS in which we can store objects like files, folders, images, documents, songs, etc. It cannot be used to install software, games or Operating System.
EFS (Elastic File System) — Provides file storage for use with your EC2 instances. It uses NFSv4 protocol and can beused concurrently by thousands of instances.
Glacier — It is an extremely low-cost archival service to store files for a long time like a few years or even decades.
Storage Gateway — It is a virtual machine that you install on your on-premise servers. Your on-premise data can be backed up to AWS providing more durability.
Apart from these, AWS offers other prominent services like, Databases, Migration, Networking & Content Delivery, Developer Tools, Management Tools, Analytics & many others as well.
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