Amazon Web Services, commonly known as AWS, is a subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. In simpler terms, it’s like a big virtual space that provides a variety of services such as storage, networking, and remote computing to help businesses scale and grow. Imagine having a huge array of powerful computers and services at your fingertips without actually having to own or maintain them; that’s what AWS offers.
According to AWS themselves, they aim to “empower builders to build”, a testament to their mission of providing the building blocks that developers can use to create applications of all types. This approach has made AWS a leader in the cloud industry because it gives customers a highly reliable, scalable, and low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud.