Highly available and scalable web hosting can be a complex and expensive proposition. Traditional scalable web architectures have not only needed to implement complex solutions to ensure high levels of reliability, but they have also required an accurate forecast of traffic to provide a high level of customer service. Dense peak traffic periods and wild swings in traffic patterns result in low utilization rates of expensive hardware. This yields high operating costs to maintain idle hardware, and an inefficient use of capital for underused hardware.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a reliable, scalable, secure, and highly performing infrastructure for the most demanding web applications. This infrastructure matches IT costs with customer traffic patterns in real time.
This whitepaper is for IT managers and system architects who look to the cloud to help them achieve the scalability to meet their on-demand computing needs.