CHAPTER 31

AMAZON CLOUD SERVICES

31.1 Understanding Amazon Web Components and Services

31.2 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

31.3 Amazon Storage System

31.4 Amazon Database Services

Amazon commenced its Web Services in 2006 and is widely used and accepted by the industry as a general cloud initiative. Amazon Web Services are supplied by Amazon, under which Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 make up the most well liked services.

The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud or EC2 permits users to pay for what they use. Servers are ‘increased’ on demand and are ‘decreased’ when usage ceases. These instances are easily virtual machines based on peak of the Xen VM that are organized by Amazon’s interior asset administration facility. The VMs are better renowned as elastic ...

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