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

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 delivery of IT ...

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