Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. Explore how millions of customers are currently leveraging AWS cloud products and solutions to build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.

A Brief Time Line of AWS :

  • 2003 – Chris Pinkhan & Benjamin Black present a paper on what Amazon’s own internal infrastructure should look like.
  • Suggested selling it as a service and prepared a business case.
  • SQS officially launched in 2004 AWS Officially launched in 2006.
  • 2007 – over 180,000 developers joined the platform.
  • 2010 – All of moved over to AWS.
  • 2012 – First re:lnvent Conference.
  • 2013 – Certifications Launched.
  • 2014 – Committed to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for its global footprint.
  • 2015 – AWS breaks out its revenue: $6 Billion USD per annum and growing close to 90% year on year.
  • 2016 – Run rate of $13 billion USD.
  • 2017 – AWS re:invent releases a host of Artificial Intelligent Services as well as Virtual Reality services.
  • 2018 – AWS re:invent on 11/27 to share releases and updates.


AWS New Service Announcements and Updates :

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the fastest growing cloud computing platform on the planet. Every year hundreds of announcements and updates are being made on the platform.  Below is the graph showing number of new service announcements and updates every year since 2006 and its growing exponentially.


As we can see AWS is growing speedily and truly leading the Public Cloud Market in all major regions.


How many services does AWS provide ?!

In 2017, AWS comprised more than 90 services spanning a wide range including computingstoragenetworkingdatabaseanalyticsapplication servicesdeploymentmanagementmobiledeveloper tools, and tools for the Internet of Things. The most popular include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). Most services are not exposed directly to end users, but instead offer functionality through APIs for developers to use in their applications. Amazon Web Services’ offerings are accessed over HTTP, using the REST architectural style and SOAP protocol.

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