AWS: Amazon Web Services

The 800 pound gorilla of the public clouds.

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What is AWS?

AWS is essentially a public cloud that allows practically any business, regardless of size, to leverage the collective scale of Amazon’s data centers and servers at a fraction of the cost of maintaining your own infrastructure.

Who is AWS good for?

AWS is great for businesses who require a reliable and flexible technical infrastructure to thrive. Think of AWS as a very powerful set of building blocks for the web, a few of which are outlined below.

Elastic Cloud Compute

Elastic cloud compute essentially means virtual servers. Within AWS, one can spin up virtual servers for a variety of business purposes in a matter of seconds.

Relational Database Services

RDS stands for relational database services. What does that translate to? Distributed databases, that’s what. These can be used for x, y, and z.


Amazon’s S3 is essentially a cloud storage solution. You can store images, files, or anything else that needs to be readily accessed in the cloud.

Elastic cloud compute

EC2 stands for elastic cloud compute, which essentially means virtual servers. Within AWS, one can spin up virtual servers for a variety of business purposes in a matter of seconds.


Route 53 is Amazon’s DNS service. It allows you to point where certain URL’s are supposed to be. Leveraging Route 53 on Amazon is beneficial because Amazon has incredible uptime and is typically very reliable.

Elastic IP Address

An Elastic IP address is a static IP address designed for dynamic cloud computing. With an Elastic IP address, you can mask the failure of an instance or software by rapidly remapping the address to another instance in your account.

Elastic Load Balancers

ELB stands for Elastic Load Balancers. These are used when you are expecting a huge spike of traffic to your website (say from a TV ad) and they allow you to balance the traffic across several servers to as to no overwhelm your single server.

Simple Queue Service

SQS stands for simple queue service, which is essentially a messaging queue. It allows you to manage the load on the server while still pushing the data to where it needs to go.

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How can we help?

Our team here at Adaptium has extensive experience not only working with AWS, but we also have helped countless businesses assess whether or not a move to the cloud is a good fit for them.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

Adaptium helped me move my custom CRM, which was hosted completely in house, to AWS. Not only has it increased the speed and efficiency of the CRM itself, it has saved me tons of stress since it's hosted on Amazon's world class network.

Jonathan Rose Capital Gold Group

My infrastructure before was quite erratic and unstable. Once Adaptium stepped in, we were able to leverage AWS and migrate everything over with ease. Now, regardless of if I have 1,000 visitors or 1,000,000 visitors to my site, I know it's going to be up and running with no issues.

John Doe Donated Eggs

Looking to leverage AWS? We can help.

Joshua HillAWS Infrastructure