Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

amazon web serviceShort for Amazon Web Service, AWS is a collection of services offered by Amazon that began in 2006. AWS is a cloud service that allows companies to tap into Amazon's network infrastructure, use their servers to scale up to any size, and only pay for what they use. For example, a company that experiences heavy traffic during a holiday season can have the servers necessary during that time, but not pay for the same expensive servers during the slow times.

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