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Amazon Web Services

Cloud computing platform by Amazon

Headquarters: US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon founded in 2006. Since then AWS has grown to become one of the most comprehensive and broadly adopted computing platforms in the world.

It stands out for its extensive range of cloud products and services appealing to everyone from individuals to small businesses to enterprises and governments.

Example customers include Vanguard, Disney, Samsung, Zocdoc, GoPro. Read more on Amazon Web Services's case studies.

What's good about Amazon Web Services

  • Extensive range of managed services, from serverless to databases to queues to video streaming
  • Several products such as S3 are industry benchmarks
  • Generous free tier and savings plan available to lock-in discounts
  • 30+ datacenter locations around the world

What does Amazon Web Services do?

Here are some of the managed services that Amazon Web Services offers:

Amazon Web Services's Pricing

Here are some example configurations and their estimated cost:

Example configuration Estimated cost
VM Small $7.49 / mo 2 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (t3.micro)
VM Medium $119.80 / mo 4 vCPU, 16 GiB RAM (t3.xlarge)
VM Large $248.20 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GiB RAM (c5.2xlarge)
Block Storage $8.00 / mo 100 GB
Object Storage $24.63 / mo 1 TB
Load Balancer $22.57 / mo Network Load Balancer
Managed PostgreSQL $57.59 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GiB RAM, 50 GB storage (db.t3.medium)
Managed Redisยฎ* $114.58 / mo 1 vCPU, 1.55 GiB RAM (cache.t2.small)
Serverless 25M Executions $36.26 / mo 25M invocations, 512 MB RAM, 150 ms duration
Free egress allowance 100 GB / mo
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $92.16

Note: These pricing examples are based on several assumptions. Your actual costs may differ. Always check the cloud provider's website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Where are Amazon Web Services's data centers located?

Based on our records, Amazon Web Services has at least 31 data center locations around the world:

Slug Country Location
ap-southeast-4 Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Asia Pacific (Melbourne)
ap-southeast-2 Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Asia Pacific (Sydney)
me-south-1 Bahrain ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ Middle East (Bahrain)
sa-east-1 Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท South America (Sรฃo Paulo)
ca-central-1 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada (Central)
ca-west-1 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada West (Calgary)
eu-west-3 France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Europe (Paris)
eu-central-1 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Europe (Frankfurt)
ap-east-1 Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)
ap-south-2 India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Asia Pacific (Hyderabad)
ap-south-1 India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
ap-southeast-3 Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Asia Pacific (Jakarta)
eu-west-1 Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Europe (Ireland)
il-central-1 Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel (Tel Aviv)
eu-south-1 Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Europe (Milan)
ap-northeast-3 Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Asia Pacific (Osaka)
ap-northeast-1 Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
ap-southeast-1 Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Asia Pacific (Singapore)
af-south-1 South Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Africa (Cape Town)
ap-northeast-2 South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Asia Pacific (Seoul)

Amazon Web Services Alternatives

Here are some alternatives to Amazon Web Services:

  • Microsoft Azure

    Azure is a worthy alternative to AWS. It offers a wide range of managed services, server configurations and global infrastructure.

  • Google Cloud

    With its extensive product range and a focus on big data and machine learning services, Google Cloud is a solid alternative to AWS.

  • Scaleway

    If you're looking for a European-based alternative to AWS, it's worth checking out Scaleway as it too offers a wide range of services and server configurations.

  • Oracle Cloud

    Oracle Cloud offers a solid price-performance ratio and a wide range of managed services too.

Our data for Amazon Web Services was last updated on Feb. 19, 2024.