Interesting facts about AWS: Did you know that Amazon Web Services was launched from the existing Amazon framework? Or that it was designed to take care of the online retail transactions? It has over one hundred thousand active customers and offers more than 100 services. Here are some other interesting facts about this cloud computing platform in no particular order
1. It’s used by over one hundred thousand customers in 190 countries.
2. 60% of its new services are built for enterprise customers and 40% for startups.
3. Amazon Web Services’ EC2 launched in 2006 and has more computing capacity than all other cloud providers combined
4. AWS provides an additional revenue stream of $1 billion each year to Amazon SNS.
5. AWS costs 20 times less per unit of compute compared to on-premise deployments
6. By 2020, AWS will account for 50% of all public cloud market share
7. AWS is growing at an annual rate of 30%.
8. The number of S3 users grew by 25X between 2011 and 2013
9. 35 percent of U.S.-based internet traffic flows through AWS
10. In 2014, 10 million objects were stored every day in AmazonS3
11. There are 45,000 employees across 16 global regions working on AWS
12. AWS runs a global network with 54 edge locations worldwide
13. Its service delivery network spans
14 strategic points of presence (PoPs) within 9 different regions worldwide
15. Its largest datacenter complex located in Ohio spans 100 acres
16. Almost 70% of its operations workforce consists of engineers
17. An estimated 500 outages occurred last..
Cloud computing is a form of Internet-based computing that provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. Cloud computing offers advantages over traditional hardware-based models for many types of services. For example, cloud providers typically do not own any physical infrastructure; instead, they lease capacity from existing providers via long-term contracts. As there is no single point of failure due to its being distributed across multiple locations, it is more secure than other means of communication such as network lines. Also, there are lower barriers for new entrants compared to legacy technologies such as mainframes.
Since its inception in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has evolved into a key cloud computing platform for businesses. At present, more than half of all born-on-the-web companies have at least one service hosted on AWS. Companies ranging from start-ups to industry giants such as Netflix and Spotify use AWS services to host their applications and leverage its core features like on-demand access to servers that are available around the clock, security features, and cost efficiency. In 2017 alone, AWS served up to 5 billion requests per day. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about Cloud Computing!
The English language is full of terms that describe something with no or few clouds; clear skies, blue skies, sunny days – you get it! It’s rather ironic then that cloud computing has become an umbrella term for anything related to data processing without any regard for whether it was done in the cloud or not.