A Fresh Look at What Amazon Brings to the Cloud

One of the reasons I blog is to provide a focus to my research and learning. I use this research to help me revisit many of the technologies that I stay in tune with. With many of the top cloud providers I like to step back and look at what they offer from time to time to see if I have missed anything or may see things in a different light.

Take a look at a a current overview of Amazon Web Services.

Compute Content Delivery Database E-Commerce Messaging Monitoring Networking Payments & Billing Storage Support Web Traffic Workforce Amazon was one of the first movers in the Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) arena. They have dominated this space and are providing backbone services to many of the top Software as a Service (SaaS) and even Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers.

Most of their cloud offerings are available through the Amazon Console, and all of them through the Application Programming Interface (API) for full access. Amazon has addressed many of the pain points in developing platforms and software that runs in the clouds. A pretty impressive offering.