Introduction

AWS offers a very rich portfolio of services that includes core components around infrastructure capabilities, such as Amazon EC2 (virtual servers in the cloud), Amazon EBS (block storage for EC2), Amazon S3 (cloud-based object storage), and Amazon VPC (isolated cloud resources using virtualized networks). These services have existed for multiple years now and are pretty mature for an enterprise-scale deployment level as well. Apart from scale, these services have very deep feature sets that provide ample options to the end customers to pick and choose configurations as per their specific business requirements. As an example, Amazon EC2 offers more than 50 different types of instances to cater to various possible workloads and ...

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