Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic, growing business unit of Amazon. Since early 2006, Amazon Web Services has provided companies of all sizes with an infrastructure platform in the cloud. Using AWS, companies can requisition compute power, storage, and other services—gaining access to a global computing infrastructure that is the backbone of Amazon.com’s multi-billion dollar retail business. At AWS, we’re committed to providing developers and their companies with the tools and services they need to be successful.
The term "cloud computing" refers to the on-demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing and no upfront infrastructure investment. One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with your business. With the Cloud, businesses no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. Instead, they can instantly spin up hundreds or thousands of servers in minutes and deliver results faster.
Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. Key benefits for our customers are our low-cost flexibility on development platform and language, security, agility, and instant elasticity. Whether you are running applications that share photos or support the critical operations of your business, you need rapid access to flexible and low-cost IT resources.
Check out some of our customer use cases at http://aws.amazon.com/what-is-cloud-computing to see how our customers are utilising AWS and how you can impact the future of cloud computing as an AWS teammate. Here at AWS, you’ll experience unparalleled ownership and impact on our products and be empowered to innovate and deliver. Come and build the future with AWS!