Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a public cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and more than 100 other computing services over the Internet. The AWS Cloud provides infrastructure services delivered as a utility: on-demand, available in seconds, with pay-as-you-go pricing. From data warehousing to deployment tools, directories to content delivery, AWS delivers services in just a few mouse clicks. Enterprises, start-ups and SMBs can access the IT building blocks and services they need to meet changing business requirements. Database engines, server configurations, at-rest and in-transit data encryption and big data analytics tools are available. Security certification and strong physical security, plus controlling, auditing and identity management, are built into the AWS platform. These capabilities help organizations meet compliance, governance and regulatory requirements.
AWS provides services from dozens of data centers spread across the world. An AWS customer can spin up virtual machines (VMs) and replicate data in different geographic regions to improve infrastructure reliability and availability. AWS includes services that help users migrate applications, databases, servers and data onto its public cloud. The AWS Migration Hub provides a location to monitor and manage migrations from on premises to the cloud.
Amazon also has partnerships with several technology vendors that facilitate hybrid cloud deployments. For example, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications on AWS helps simplify the management of high availability (HA) for the SAP landscape. Building SAP applications on top of a suite of infrastructure services such as AWS enables businesses to deploy new technology in a highly available, fault-tolerant and economic manner. The High Availability Extension built into SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is able to detect failures, change the network topology, and make sure that another AWS instance hosting a secondary SAP HANA database is brought online.