Sharing Computing Power

It seems to many that Amazon is one of the largest and best etailers in the planet, and that might be their only understanding about the company. However, Amazon is far more than just selling stuff over Internet. What’s beyond everyone’s perception about Amazon, is that under the hood, the Seattle-based company is pretty cool with all its cloud-computing offerings and could be deemed as the cradle for many Valley Startups.

Surprised? Not really. Amazon has been leading the cloud computing forefront for quite a while through Amazon Web Service (or AWS) that consists of a disparate collection of cloud-based products ranging from cloud computing/servers (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2), content delivering (Amazon CloudFront), cloud-based storage (Amazon Simple Storage Service, or S3), networking (Amazon Virtual Private Cloud), database (Amazon Relational Database Service, or RDS, Amazon SimpleDB and so forth) to even payments and billing (Amazon Flexible Payments Service, or FPS). Both startups and large corporations can choose whatever they need for their products. Twitter, Apple, Netflix, Flipboard, Foursquare, Yelp, Washington Post, 37Signals, Talkbox, IBM are among some of the most prominent adopters of Amazon AWS.

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Ben Jiang

Listener of startups, writer on tech. Maker of things, dreamer by choice.