Amazon Web Services is an enormous platform that provides services to over a million customers. But what exactly is it? Learn a little bit about the cloud computing platform.
- [Instructor] Before I even knew what the cloud meant…or what cloud computing does, I had heard of AWS.…I knew it was a big deal in the tech industry.…It took only a quick Google search to find out…that AWS stood for Amazon Web Services.…From the name, I surmised it was an Amazon product.…I was, however, completely unprepared for the extent…of the types and number of services AWS provided…for organizations all over the world.…
AWS offers IT infrastructure services…to businesses and organizations as web services…to help them scale and grow efficiently.…AWS provides what used to be purchased as hardware,…such as network switches and servers as resources…to be accessed using the internet.…Because of cloud computing's pay-as-you-go model…and robust resources, organizations are able to save time,…money and human resources by moving their resources to AWS.…
As of Fall 2018, there are 23 groups of services offered…by the platform ranging from compute…to storage to game development.…Each group contains anywhere between one to 12 services…
Note: This course also maps to the Cloud Concepts module of the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. Taking all four courses in the Introduction to AWS for Non-Engineers series will help you prepare for the exam.
- What is cloud computing?
- Cloud computing models
- Cloud computing deployments
- Amazon Web Services basics
- Creating an AWS account
- Using AWS Free Tier
- Becoming AWS certified