Chapter 1: Understanding AWS Cloud Principles and Key Characteristics

You would be hard-pressed to talk to someone today that has not heard of the cloud. For most of its history, Amazon did not advertise, but when it did begin advertising on television, the first commercials were for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and not for its e-commerce division.

Even though the term cloud is pervasive today, not everyone understands what the cloud is. One reason this is the case is that the cloud can be different things for different people. Another reason is that the cloud is continuously evolving.

In this chapter, we will put our best foot forward and attempt to define the cloud, and then we will try to define the AWS cloud more specifically. We will also ...

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