What is Amazon Web Services
To put it quickly and badly, Amazon Web Services (AWS or) is a computing capacity and storage monstrous superfluity guys Amazon and decided to rent. It is managed in an incredibly efficient and safe manner. In fact, it should be the safest and failsafe platform on the planet.
What's the point of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
They have not found the limit. It serves for many projects, from an occasional use for supercomputing in the cloud, or cloud computing, to stay file backup and even to host Web pages. That is, it can be understood as a vast network of hard drives connected 24/7, housed in data centers US and Europe, highly optimized, replicated, safely, and with an error rate of 0.000001% guaranteed (more or less), or failsafe.
The use we can give any of us, so input, storage may be the backup, or to host a simple website. You can also perform calculations and ask supercomplexes the "cloud" that will calculate possible scenarios in insurance companies after a global financial crisis, with tsunamis and earthquakes in various parts of the world. Calculations which until recently could take weeks for a good data center, very expensive, and now you run Amazon Web Services for a few cents (yes, cents) and in a few seconds.