== internationally leading platform for cloud computing
– founded 2006 by Amazon
– Services go far beyond hosting files.
→ Services among others: virtual servers, storage solutions, networks, databases, development interfaces
– Customers among others: Dropbox, NASA, Netflix

Cloud Computing

== Access to virtual computing capacity / access to platforms via the Internet


Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Software as a Service (SaaS)

IaaS PaaS SaaS


– All services are connected via REST architecture and SOAP protocol
→ accessible via HTTP/HTTPS

AWS Components


EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)
→ virtual server (simulated unit of a server farm running separately from others)
– Operating systems: Linux distribution or Microsoft Windows Server
→ fully scalable


== Webspace for file hosting
– theoretically any amount of data

S3 (Simple Storage Service)
→Filehosting service, virtual network drives, archiving systems
→ Access via web interface (HTTP/HTTPS)
Elastic Block Store (EBS)
→ Memory at block level
→ can be attached to Amazon EC2 instances

→ rentable hard disk space
→ to which large amounts of data can be copied and returned by parcel service

aws speicher
Relationship between these storage options and your instance


→ Content Delivery Network (CDN)
→ makes content (files, domains) from other AWS services, including SSL encryption, available globally
→ Reduction of access time


== saves dynamic contents in tables or matrices

→ Storage of non-relational information (structured as objects and properties)
→ Storage of small and medium-sized data volumes in a high-performance environment

Relational Database Service (RDS)
→ virtual database
→ is based on MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle


Elastic Beanstalk
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
== Service to deploy and scale web applications and services
– Development, Analysis, Debugging, Testing
– platforms: Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go and Docker
– run up: Apache, Nginx, Passenger and IIS

Further services: Simple Workflow Service (SWS), Simple Email Service (SES), Simple Queue Service (SQS), Simple Notification Service (SNS)

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