Cloud Computing: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

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Cloud Computing Introduction Cloud computing represents the next generation in the future of web enabled IT capabilities. Many major vendors such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, HP, and others now offer business solutions through the cloud as well as the iCloud provided by Apple and targeted to consumers. Although most of these products are offered as software as a service, the cloud as now consists of expanded capabilities that include items such as infrastructure as a service. One of the most successful versions of this technology has been provided by Amazon's Web Services (AWS) and other solutions from Amazon. This paper gives a brief overview of some of the latest developments regarding the scalability, manageability, and adaptability of some of these technologies. Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a provider of infrastructure web services that are offered through the cloud. One of the primary and most attractive features of the AWS infrastructure is that it is incredibly affordable since organizations can pay per use. This makes the services attractive to smaller organizations that do not have the capital for expensive IT infrastructure projects. Not only can applications be offered as a service (SaaS) but an effectively unlimited amount of data can also be stored online through Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon Web Services, 2012). Amazon S3 offers a simple web services interface that can be used to store and access any data, at any time,
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