What is Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

Similar to Micosoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive, evolving cloud computing platform provided by Amazon that includes a mixture of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and packaged software as a service (SaaS) offerings. AWS services can offer an organization tools such as compute power, database storage and content delivery services.

AWS also offers many different tools and solutions for enterprises and software developers that can be used in data centers in up to 190 countries. Groups such as government agencies, education institutions, non-profits and private organizations can use AWS services.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform that offers services such as: compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help UIC innovate and meet your organizational needs.
UIC offers centrally-managed Cloud services through both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. University researchers, departments, and staff are encouraged to enroll in these Cloud Services in order to get the best price, the appropriate security, and to feel confident that projects are managed in an environment that is compliant with University policy.