If you’re an SE, or especially a Back-end Engineer / Full-Stack, you’ve definitely heard of AWS (I hope). Let us first get an overview of cloud computing before diving into the subject of AWS since cloud computing has become an integral part of businesses in all sectors today.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is the process of storing and accessing data over the internet from a set of decentralized IT resources. As a result, if you use cloud services, your data and information are not required to be stored on your PC’s hard drive, but can instead be accessed remotely from a remote server.
What is AWS?
In simple terms, AWS is a cloud provider, which means it offers its cloud customers a variety of cloud-based IT services. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a simple to use tool. AWS is currently one of the most popular cloud service providers on the planet.
AWS, as a cloud provider, will provide 175 fully featured services from various data centers around the world. It combines low prices with cutting-edge cloud computing creativity. It also offers pay-as-you-go pricing, which means you’ll only be charged for the services you use with AWS.
Servers, storage, networking, remote computing, email, mobile creation, and security are all provided by Amazon’s highly profitable division. EC2, Amazon’s virtual machine service, Glacier, a low-cost cloud computing service, and S3, Amazon’s storage system, are the three primary items offered by AWS. AWS has far outpaced its rivals in terms of size and presence in the computer sector.
AWS’s servers are spread around 76 available regions. These serviced regions are divided to allow users to set geographical limits on their services (if desired), as well as to provide protection by distributing data across multiple physical locations. AWS covers 245 countries and territories in total.
Reasons to consider AWS:
Expenses for Start-ups
Since the cost of AWS varies depending on the amount of data a consumer requires, start-ups and small businesses may see the clear advantages of using Amazon for their computing needs. In reality, AWS is perfect for starting a company from the ground up because it offers all of the resources required to get started with the cloud. Amazon offers low-cost migration options for existing enterprises, allowing you to maintain your existing infrastructure.
Amazon Web Services is arguably much more reliable than a corporation running its own website or storing data on its own servers. AWS currently operates hundreds of data centers around the world, many of which are closely supervised and managed. The diversification of data centers means that a crisis in one part of the world does not result in global data loss. AWS has managed to keep its data centers as secret as possible, putting them in out-of-the-way locations and limiting access to only those who need it.
The data centers and all of the data they hold are secure, and thanks to Amazon’s expertise in cloud services, outages and possible attacks can be easily detected and resolved, 24/7.
The versatility of AWS is one of its key advantages. There’s no limit on how much you can use because it’s infrastructure-on-demand. AWS gives you a variety of choices. You have a lot of choices when it comes to operating systems, web application formats, programming languages, and so on.
In a virtual ecosystem, the platform makes it simple to load any service or program you want. This makes it easier to switch from current platforms and to set up new ones. You have the luxury of affordability in addition to versatility.
Easy to use
When you sign up for Amazon Web Services, you’ll be greeted with the AWS Management Console, which is a very user-friendly UI. This server interface gives you access to a lot of different software and services. So, if you’re looking for a strong web hosting platform, a new platform to deploy SaaS, or a platform to move existing software to, we’ve got you covered. Although it is recommended that the system be managed by an IT specialist, it does not necessitate a high degree of technical competence or expertise. Since the company offers well-documented web services APIs, use is relatively simple.
I hope this blog has helped you understand why AWS is good, and why you should consider it, especially if you’re an entrepreneur, or in general, it will be essential to add to your tech stack if you’re a SE. Thanks for reading!