What is AWS Amazon? It gives IT infrastructure through some simple clicks
As a veteran in production field, I have been using Amazon Web Services (AWS) for quite a long time already (since the day AWS had hired just one sales representative for Thailand and based that very person in Singapore). I would like to share my AWS experiences with everyone today because I believe quite so many people still have no idea what the AWS is.
AWS is Easy-to-Manage Server: All Users Need to Do is Making a Few Clicks
Actually, AWS is pretty much like VMWare or VirtualBox. It can create new operating systems (OS) from the same old machine. But the amazing part about AWS is its unlimited OS creation. Users can keep building more because available IT resources here are massive. You are welcome to develop as many new versions of Windows or Linux as you want, if you can afford AWS fee.
Pay-As-You-Go, No Cost When Devices Turn Off
When first unveiled, AWS Pay-As-You-Go pricing method amazed the whole world. It is still cool today. Only when you turn on your device for usage, will you be charged. If you turn off your device, you don’t have to pay any single baht (in events that you don’t separate storage EBS from EC2). This means usage determines the fee you pay. You won’t be charged if you do not activate AWS. But if your AWS usage increase, so will you AWS fee.
AWS Not Just about Server
You can go to AWS to build new servers and various other things. Via AWS, you can create a database without the need to install any OS. You may also create firewalls or whatever switch you want. Everything is simple. You only have to write down some information the system asks, and click.
People Love to Call AWS a Cloud
I won’t go into detail about cloud. But definitely, AWS functions like a cloud. You can store your information on AWS, which puts it somewhere over the internet and handles all the computing. (Most Thais access AWS services through its Singapore-based facility because it is closest to Thailand, of all AWS facilities). So, you can of course refer to AWS as “AWS Cloud”.
AWS Work System is Separate from Amazon
In the beginning, AWS was a unit of Amazon. But later on, it has become a subsidiary with much independence. Its business has also been growing every year. Its work system is almost totally different from that of Amazon.
AWS to Replace Physical Servers
AWS says its worst fear is to see people continue buying physical servers. This is because AWS has already made it so easy and cost-effective to use server infrastructure on its platform. AWS has allowed its users to conveniently develop applications and deploy them without any IT-infrastructure knowledge. It has also pointed out that when customers turn to AWS, they won’t have to invest hugely in each particular project. Some projects, after all, do not run forever and require the use of several-million-baht servers. AWS presents itself as a perfect solution here. If project implementers turn to EC2 of AWS, they may need to shell out just hundreds of thousand baht for what would otherwise require the investment of several millions. When the project ends, they can just say goodbye to the virtual servers too. There is no big investment in the beginning, after all.
Reap Huge Benefits if You Know How to Leverage AWS Services
AWS offers plenty of useful tools. If you know how to leverage them, you will reap huge benefits. These tools are designed to save your time and your money. For example, you can apply https wildcard to your domain at the time of ELB activation. You will then enjoy free use of SSL. If you activate Redis, you can promptly use it without the need to install anything. It also proves so easy to backup and restore data.