Amazon Web Services has become one of Amazon’s most significant offerings and business models. Netflix, a remarkable innovator in its own right, is fully hosted on AWS. Considering Netflix consumes 15% of global internet bandwidth as reported recently this shows the remarkable capabilities of AWS.
It is an almost impossible task to try write about Amazon Web Services (AWS) without being either unbelievable shallow or unbelievably geeky. The breadth and depth of AWS’s functionality is so extensive that even it experts start specialising on certain elements. As always, after a brief technical overview, I am going to focus on the business model aspects of AWS.