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Amazon Web Services, or in short AWS, is a subsidiary of Amazon that offers computing services as a utility. It is one of the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platforms. In 2020, AWS' offering is comprised of over 212 fully featured services in different categories:

  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Big Data
  • Computing
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Databases
  • Analytics
  • Application services
  • Deployment management
  • Mobile frameworks
  • Various developer tools
  • Internet of Things

AWS has an excellent global reach. As of 2019, AWS has distinct operations in 22 geographical "regions" with even more coming.

They are considered one the main leaders in the public cloud space and offer a while range of IaaS, PaaS and even SaaS services.

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