CHAPTER 1

Overview of Cloud Computing and Amazon Web Services

In this chapter, you will

•  Get an overview of cloud computing

•  Learn the advantages of running cloud computing on AWS

•  Look at three models of cloud computing

•  Look at three cloud computing deployment models

•  Explore the history of AWS

•  Be introduced to AWS regions and availability zones

•  Learn about AWS security and compliance

•  Review AWS products and services

Overview of Cloud Computing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines cloud computing as “Ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand access to shared computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort.” In other words, cloud computing is the on-demand ...

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