February 15, 2017


AWS includes an extremely powerful set of tools that in the hands of an experienced provider can result in greater reliability, automation, and security. AWS includes tools that support custom automation. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing platform provided by Amazon.com. Web services are sometimes called cloud services or remote computing services.

To minimize the impact of outages and ensure robustness of the system, AWS is geographically diversified into regions. These regions have central hubs in the Eastern USA, Western USA (two locations), Brazil, Ireland, Singapore, Japan, and Australia. Each region comprises multiple smaller geographic areas called availability zones.