The Server Labs has been partnering with AWS in Europe since its early days and many of our customer projects have been using some of its services and solutions.

Amazon has a long history of using a decentralised IT infrastructure. This has enabled our development teams to access compute and storage resources on demand, and it has increased overall productivity and agility. By 2005, Amazon had spent over a decade and millions of dollars building and managing the large-scale, reliable, and efficient IT infrastructure that powered one of the world's largest online retail platforms. Amazon launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) so that other organisations could benefit from Amazon's experience and investment in running a large-scale, distributed, transactional IT infrastructure. AWS has been operating since 2006, and now serves more than one million active customers worldwide.
Using AWS, you can requisition compute power, storage, and other services in minutes and have the flexibility to choose the development platform or programming model that makes the most sense for the problems you're trying to solve. You pay only for what you use, with no up-front expenses or long-term commitments, making AWS a cost-effective way to deliver applications.

The Differences that Distinguish AWS

  • Flexible. AWS enables organisations to use the programming models, operating systems, databases, and architectures with which they are already familiar. In addition, this flexibility helps organisations mix and match architectures in order to serve their diverse business needs.
  • Cost effective. With AWS, organisations pay only for what they use, without up-front costs or long-term commitments.
  • Scalable and elastic. Organisations can quickly add and subtract AWS resources to and from their applications in order to meet customer demand and manage costs.
  • Innovative - AWS launched 722 new services and features in 2015. Our pace of innovation is funded and sustained through our economies of scale and commitment to delivering the products and services that matter most to our customers. Our continual innovation ensures that customers maintain "state of the art" IT infrastructure without having to make recapitalisation investments.
  • Secure. In order to provide end-to-end security and end-to-end privacy, AWS builds services in accordance with security best practices, provides the appropriate security features in those services, and documents how to use those features.
  • Experienced. When using AWS, organisations can leverage AWS's many years of experience delivering large-scale, global infrastructure in a reliable, secure fashion.

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