Amazon Web Services (AWS) pioneered cloud computing in 2006, creating cloud infrastructure that allows you to securely build and innovate faster. We are continuously innovating the design and systems of our data centers to protect them from man-made and natural risks. Then we implement controls, build automated systems, and undergo third-party audits to confirm security and compliance. As a result, the most highly-regulated organizations in the world trust AWS every day.
AWS has been delivering cloud services to millions of customers around the world running a wide variety of use cases, and has the most operational experience, at greater scale, than any cloud provider. No matter if our customers are fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, or leading government agencies, they all trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.
AWS has been architected to be the most flexible and secure cloud computing environment available today. Our core infrastructure is built to satisfy the security requirements for military, global banks, and other high-sensitivity organizations. And everything starts with the data centers built worldwide.
AWS offers the largest global footprint in the market being present in more than 24 geographic regions around the world. AWS Regions each have multiple Availability Zones (AZs) that are physically separated and isolated from each other, and are connected by low latency, high throughput, and highly redundant networking. These AZs offer you an easier and more effective way to design and operate applications and databases, making them more highly available, fault tolerant, and scalable than traditional single datacenter or multi-datacenter infrastructures. The AWS Region/AZ model has been recognized by Gartner as the recommended approach for running enterprise applications that require high availability.
Because of this, AWS has unmatched experience, maturity, reliability, security, and performance.