2006 was an important year in the annals of cloud computing history. In the spring of 2006, just about 11 years ago, Amazon launched Amazon Web Services, known more commonly as AWS. Initially built to support Amazon’s internal infrastructure, AWS was then made available as a public cloud platform. Its two main services were Amazon Simple Storage Service, dubbed S3 for short, and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as EC2.
Today, AWS is ubiquitous. With solutions spanning networking, storage, and content delivery, compute and application services, among others, AWS is widely accepted as the default public cloud provider.