AWS Global Infrastructure
Amazon Web Services is a public cloud platform, also known as AWS. The most popular and extensively extended cloud services, you can access it using the Internet from anywhere throughout the world. To see cloud computing features, business houses whether they are small, medium or large in sizes, everyone to some extent are using cloud services. AWS is now becoming their first choice. We have several reasons to select the AWS platform, and the global cloud infrastructure of AWS and support about its services are the main cause.
The most significant point AWS has to attract their clientele is awareness about the AWS Cloud Platform, which is extensively available in terms of AWS documentation, blogs, videos and best practices on the AWS domain. AWS doesn’t limit itself here, AWS provides a FREE Tier AWS account for an entire year as well, but off-course with some limitation. But it is enough to learn and gain experience over the AWS Cloud platform. My personal experience with AWS is awesome.
AWS Global Cloud Infrastructure is spread throughout in more than 190 countries, with 22 Regions and 69 Availability Zones. Of course, a few terms I’m using here can be new for you, if you are a beginner for AWS, so we are explaining these terms more understandably.
Global Infrastructure of AWS is divided into Regions, Availability Zones and Edge Locations. We try to understand these terms one by one.
Regions and Availability Zones:
Amazon Web Services are available in multiple locations worldwide and these locations are composed of AWS regions and Availability Zones.
Every AWS region is an independent and separate geographic location. Every region is linked with at least two isolated location called Availability Zones.
In a simple term, an Availability Zone is a group/cluster of data centers. As a user of AWS Cloud, at the time of launch of virtual machine (EC2 Instance) on AWS, you can choose Region and Availability Zone. But, you will have no access over their data centers within the Availability Zones.
One Region can have multiple Availability Zones e.g. North Virginia region has 6 (six) Availability Zones and Mumbai region has 3(three) Availability Zones.
An edge location can be taken as a collection of physical servers, within a data center, which allows for content distribution to reduce latency of content to be distributed among end users.
Edge locations are located in most of the major cities, around the world and these edge locations specifically used by AWS CloudFront to distribute content to end users to reduce latency.
AWS CloudFront is an AWS Cloud service, which is used as Content Delivery Network. The higher the number of edge locations, means better the content is distributed across all over the world or regions.
How you can access AWS global infrastructure?
You can access AWS global cloud infrastructure through your AWS account, the AWS account can be a FREE Tier eligible or a paid account. We use Internet connection and, using browser, you can access AWS Management Console which is an intuitive user interface to manage AWS services. In simple words, you use internet browser to access AWS services, and your same account can use any available Region and its Availability Zone.
Size does matter, AWS Global Cloud Infrastructure is huge in and a reliable computing environment, and you can access it from anywhere, on or off the Earth. AWS Cloud Service is now number one choice for millions of users. AWS Cloud environment is number one with almost 145 AWS services. Interesting! Do you want to know more about it, please reach me on firstname.lastname@example.org or www.linkedin.com/in/sanjay-sharma4809.