In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services—now commonly known as “cloud”.
One of the key benefits of AWS cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with your business. With the cloud, businesses no longer need to plan for and buy servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. Instead, they can instantly spin up hundreds or thousands of servers in minutes and deliver results faster.
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Currently, AWS continues to provide a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud. This powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in over 190 countries around the world.
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