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ImpiCode implements technological solutions based on the AWS cloud (Amazon Web Services). In our clients’ projects, we implement various services from the Amazon platform.
Main advantages of AWS
AWS provides many services and functions, including data storage and analysis, IoT, application building, data management, and artificial intelligence.
The largest community
The Amazon platform has the largest community with millions of active users and several thousands of business partners.
AWS is currently the safest cloud computing environment supporting ninety safety standards.
Portfolio of Offerings
- creation of applications in a cloud platform,
- infrastructure design based on AWS,
- creation of solutions that use AWS memory and computing power,
- migration of data and local infrastructure to the cloud,
- use of virtual machines,
- creation of IoT systems,
- creation of solutions that use AWS databases,
- application scaling and development.
- mobile applications,
- web applications,
- IoT management systems
Examples of AWS solutions used in our projects
Data warehousing and storage service.
Code launching and execution on-demand or event-driven.
Creation and modification of a NoSQL database.
Storage of mobile user data.
What is AWS?
AWS (Amazon Web Services) is the largest computing cloud in the world, offering over 175 services, including storage of large databases, data migration, and analysis, or the use of IoT and artificial intelligence solutions. Amazon's platform primarily provides users with storage, servers, networking, and remote computing. Such services are offered in four models: SaaS, IaaS, FaaS, and PaaS.
The traditional server is no longer needed, when it comes to cloud solutions. Besides high quality and comprehensive tools, AWS also offers expanded possibilities. Database types are a good example. There are many types of databases in the cloud, and that’s why the appropriate type of database can be selected precisely for the technological problem it aims to solve. These IT resources are available via the Internet and payment is based on the pay-as-you-go model. As a result, cloud customers only pay for the service when they use it. It is no wonder that AWS solutions are eagerly used by the world's largest companies such as Netflix, Airbnb, or Pinterest.
Most significant AWS services
AWS provides a wide range of products and solutions based on it’s globally distributed cloud. This platform offers the largest number of cloud services. The most popular products include storage, networks, databases, analytics, development tools, and application development solutions. Below are the most significant services offered by AWS, as well as examples of their use.
S3 (Amazon Simple Storage Service) is one of the most widespread and well-known AWS services. S3 stores large amounts of data in the cloud. As a result, every user has unhindered access to resources from anywhere in the world and from any device. Moreover, the solution is very efficient, easily accessible, and scalable. S3 stores also a virtually unlimited number of files up to five terabytes in size.
Amazon Glacier is an online file storage service for the safe and quick processing of data archiving and backup creations. Amazon Glacier is appreciated by users due to its attractive price.
The Storage Gateway is a virtual machine installed on local client servers providing secure integration between the company's local infrastructure and AWS storage infrastructure. Users have access to over one hundred and fifty terabytes of disk space for data storage and they only pay for the space used.
EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) is a virtual machine in the Internet cloud that provides scalable computing power. This solution provides various amounts of computing power depending on the needs of customers at any given moment.
Lambda is a computing service to manage applications without the need to configure servers and carry out time-consuming administrative work. Also, a developer can run the code without creating additional infrastructure and specifying parameters of computing power. Lambda automatically scales the application on its own, and on demand.
RDS (Relational Database Services) operates relational databases such as MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, or SQL Server. Relational databases can be easily and quickly modified and scaled in the cloud.
DynamoDB is a highly scalable and efficient NoSQL database, based on a key-value architecture. This service offers economical data storage and retrieval. Additionally, AWS is fully responsible for the management of this service.
DMS (Database Migration Services) is used to migrate local databases to AWS infrastructure. This solution can migrate from one type of database to another type: for example, you can migrate data from Oracle to MySQL.
Snowball is used to transfer terabytes of data inside and outside the AWS infrastructure. This device does not take up much space, because it is not much larger than a laptop.
CodeStar is a service to create and manage programming projects. With this service, a developer can quickly build and deploy an application in the cloud.
Cloud9 is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) used to write, run, and debug code in the cloud.
Global AWS infrastructure
AWS has the most extensive global cloud infrastructure. No other cloud provider operates in so many regions and has as many points of availability as AWS. Amazon's platform currently has seventy-seven availability zones located in twenty-four countries on all continents. What's more, Amazon has announced the creation of another eighteen availability zones.
The AWS global cloud infrastructure is not only the most advanced cloud but is also considered as the most secure platform. No wonder that over a million customers use AWS technology services. The customers of the Amazon platform include startups, small and medium-sized enterprises, corporations, and public sector organizations.
Companies that use AWS
AWS services are used by companies from almost every industry and sector. Amazon's platform is tailored for the needs of both small and large companies. AWS has clients such as BMW, Disney, Instagram, Pinterest, Netflix, Dropbox, Financial Times, Samsung, Xiaomi, NASA. AWS technology is also used by banks and armed security services.
Shell, like many other large companies operating on a global scale, protects itself from cyber-attacks. To stay ahead of cybercriminals, Shell wanted to be able to conduct detailed real-time data analysis and vulnerability detection. The company chose EC2, which provides the necessary processing power to conduct such analyses. According to the manager of Shell CyberDefence, more than twice as many data safety incidents are now detected thanks to the use of AWS services.
The multinational company Unilever, producer of food and cleaning products, also decided to migrate its infrastructure to the AWS cloud. Currently, it uses services mainly related to internet marketing, website operation, and creating and storing backups.
Airbnb is an online platform for short-term rental of real estate from private individuals. It currently offers over seven million accommodation places located all over the world. It uses several AWS services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, S3, and Elastic MapReduce. Thanks to these Airbnb services, all activities related to application management, backups, and statistical files, as well as data processing, are performed in the cloud.
AWS data and statistics
According to Amazon, AWS is currently used by over a million customers from all over the world. Small and medium-sized companies are still its largest share of customers, but the latest research shows that larger corporations are also starting to use AWS services. Currently, big business accounts for approximately 10% of AWS clients. The biggest customer of AWS that pays the most for the EC2 service is Netflix. This company pays around nineteen million dollars a month to have virtual servers in the cloud. Twitch and LinkedIn pay a little less for the same service.
Users are increasingly choosing AWS to host their infrastructure in the cloud due to the higher performance and quality of the provided tools, service reliability, and the security of stored data. Customer behavior is visible in numerous rankings and studies. For the tenth year in a row, AWS is the leader in the ranking of cloud infrastructure and platform services according to the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2020. Cloud platform users appreciate AWS for delivering solutions that go beyond the scope of basic computing, networking, and storage services. The Amazon platform leaves behind such rivals as Microsoft, Google, Alibaba Group, Oracle, and IBM.
Benefits from AWS
AWS services have numerous advantages and provide many benefits to their users. Below we present AWS’s most important benefits.
Before the cloud, companies that stored large amounts of data needed to have physically built storage space with bulk memory. Besides, there were also server maintenance costs. Today, companies can use AWS services and store data in the cloud. Enterprises are keen to use Amazon's platform offerings as it allows them to flexibly use storage and pay fees commensurate to the resources they actually consume. Thanks to this solution, many companies save a lot of money.
Many startups choose AWS services because their payments remain in direct proportion to their usage. AWS is a great option for new businesses. Mainly because such a platform provides, in the cloud, almost every tool needed for a company to work properly. However, the AWS platform also offers relatively cheap migration services. As a result, the local infrastructure of the company as well as their accrued data can be easily transferred to the cloud. The Amazon platform also provides many services and tools to support business development and scaling.
AWS services are much safer than those of other third-party software hosting and cloud storage providers because of their many data centers. All available data is closely monitored and constantly controlled to ensure the high safety of the stored data. Customers can also store data in different centers. Thanks to this approach, when problems occur with one data center, the company will not lose all its files and data. Besides, data centers are very well protected against potential intrusions and attacks, and errors or interruptions in cloud services are quickly repaired.
The noted advantages are not listed here exhaustively and there are many more to speak of. All of this makes it very easy to understand why the Amazon cloud is very popular among startups and companies from the Fortune 500 list.
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