Building and running your business starts with compute, whether you are building mobile apps, or running massive clusters to sequence the human genome. AWS has over 70 infrastructure services and plans to deliver more than 1,000 new features in 2016. With more than twice as many compute instance families, twice the compliance certifications, and the largest global footprint of any other cloud vendor, AWS provides a robust and scalable platform to help organizations of all types and sizes innovate quickly.
AWS offers multiple compute products allowing you to deploy, run, and scale your applications as virtual servers, containers, or code.
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Run any application. Control and manage server or cluster level functions such as scaling and deployment.
Run stateless or stateful applications packaged as Docker containers
Run event-initiated, stateless applications that need quick response times
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is flexible service that provides resizable cloud-based compute capacity in the form of EC2 instances, which are equivalent to virtual servers. You can commission one or thousands of instances simultaneously, and pay only for what you use, making web-scale cloud computing easy. We provide a broad range of instance types optimized to fit different use cases, and choice in how you pay for instances, so you can optimize your application based on business needs while minimizing costs.
Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon ECS eliminates the need for you to install, operate, and scale your own cluster management infrastructure.
AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume - there is no charge when your code is not running. With Lambda, you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service - all with zero administration. Just upload your code and Lambda takes care of everything required to run and scale your code with high availability. You can set up your code to automatically trigger from other AWS services or call it directly from any web or mobile app.