Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Amazon Web Services and IaaS

With Steve Riley starts his new role as evangelist and strategist for Amazon Web Services, we been introduced about Amazon business model on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

The Amazon’s cloud computing approach follows the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) model. AWS includes these components:

  • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)—virtual server instances on which you run your choice of operating systems, web servers, and applications
  • Simple Storage Service (S3)—persistent data object stores accessible through several standard protocols
  • SimpleDB—web-based data indexing and querying services without complex schemas
  • Simple Queue Service (SQS)—a message queuing service integrated with EC2 and other AWS services
  • CloudFront—a content delivery service for data served up from S3 stores close to end users
  • Elastic MapReduce—a hosted Hadoop framework for processing large amounts of data