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What is AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of, offering cloud-computing services

Cloud Computing or simply Cloud means, using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer

Cloud Computing provides on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., computer networks, servers, storage, applications and services)

AWS Global infrastructure

  • AWS locations : regions and availability zones
  • 43 availability zones
  • 16 regions
  • 11 Availability zones and 4 regions – plan to launch
  • Placement of data and resources in multiple locations.
  • Regions are isolated to each other.

Accessing platform

To access AWS cloud services , you can use

  • AWS management console
  • AWS command line interface
  • AWS software development kits

AWS management console

  • It is a web application for managing AWS cloud services. It provides an interactive user interface. Each service has its own console which can be accessed by AWS management console.
  • It also provides information about account and billing

AWS command line interface

  • It is a unified tool used to manage AWS cloud services.
  • With just one tool to download and configure , you can control multiple services from the command line and automate them using scripts.

AWS software development kits

  • It provides an application programming interface that interacts with web services that fundamentally make up the AWS platform.
  • SDKs provide support for many different programming languages.
  • SDKs can take the complexity out of coding by providing programmatic access for many of the services.


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