In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began to provide IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services – now commonly known as cloud computing. One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the ability to replace capital costs upfront with low variable costs that can be adapted to your business. With the Cloud, companies no longer need to plan and purchase servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. Instead, they can run hundreds or thousands of servers faster and deliver results faster in minutes.
Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost cloud infrastructure platform serving hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the US, Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, South Africa, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Canada, China, Bahrain and Australia, customers benefit in all sectors.