Amazon Web Services: Facilitating Amazon's cloud computing philosophy

This report provides an overview of Amazon Web Services, also describing private, public and hybrid clouds. Furthermore, it reveals how cloud computing interacts with IT infrastructure in the form of service-oriented architecture. Finally, the study looks at the differing organizations that subscribe to the cloud service, also assessing the company's position in the cloud computing market.

Scope

  • Provides a history of Amazon Web Services' beginnings, detailing its public cloud services and how leading companies utilize them.
  • Reveals how the company has become a leading global cloud services provider, and how it differs from rivals.

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What is Amazon Web Services and what is cloud computing?

How has Amazon Web Services become a global market leader?

Who are Amazon Web Services' rivals and how does Amazon operate differently?

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Table of Contents

OVERVIEW

Catalyst

Summary

AMAZON WEB SERVICES GOES ITS OWN WAY

Amazon's diversity encompasses the "cloud"

A brief history of Amazon Web Services

The global infrastructure ...

OVERVIEW

Catalyst

Summary

AMAZON WEB SERVICES GOES ITS OWN WAY

Amazon's diversity encompasses the "cloud"

A brief history of Amazon Web Services

The global infrastructure of AWS

AWS'S FLEXIBLE CLOUD SOLUTION

Private clouds, hybrid clouds and AWS

AWS favors public clouds over private clouds

How and why AWS's hybrid clouds differ

SOA and the cloud

SOA offers users a greater degree of control and flexibility

AWS's flexibility offers instantaneous results

AWS'S CUSTOMER DIVERSITY FUELS GROWTH

AWS remains anonymous despite its use by highly recognizable companies

Government agencies among AWS's customers

Securing future revenues and growth by supporting start-ups

Despite growth, uneasy investors and pressure from rivals could result in spin-off

CONCLUSIONS

AWS dominates but needs to keep an eye on rivals, revenues and profit margins

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