Amazon seems rather inspired by its name. Amazonian, in popular culture, connotes aggressive, large, and also nurturing towards its ilk. And what could be better nurtured than its cloud infrastructure offering, Amazon Web Services (AWS)? AWS, in itself, could rank as the fifth largest software company in the world after Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and SAP. That’s no small feat.
The original IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) solution, AWS revolutionised the way companies thought about computing infrastructure and the economics associated with it. Earlier, companies needed millions of dollars to set up servers of their own to deliver their services online.