Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, which offers a suite of cloud computing services that make up an on-demand computing platform. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and best-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". AWS now has more than 70 services that span a wide range including compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools and tools for the Internet of things. Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity quicker and cheaper than a client company building an actual physical server farm.
Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications. These services are trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, IoT, game development, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.
- Production Delivery - Enterprises actively embracing AWS as an infrastructure- as-a-service (IaaS) offering for production delivery of applications can now front-end those applications with the same cloud networking platform used by the largest websites and cloud service providers in the world. Extensive offload, acceleration and security capabilities can be leveraged to enhance performance and reduce costs, at the same time that global server load balancing is used to ensure availability across AWS availability zones, AWS regions, and between AWS and on-premise datacenters.
- Hybrid Cloud Designs - With Citrix ADC, formerly NetScaler on AWS, hybrid clouds that span enterprise datacenters and extend into AWS can benefit from the same Citrix ADC cloud networking platform, significantly easing the transition of applications and workloads back and forth between a private datacenter and AWS. The full suite of Citrix ADC capabilities, ranging from intelligent database load balancing with DataStream to unprecedented application visibility with AppFlow® and real-time monitoring and response with Action Analytics, can be leveraged with Citrix ADC on AWS.
- Business Continuity - Enterprises looking to use AWS as part of their disaster recovery and business continuity plans can rely upon Citrix ADC global server load balancing running both on-premise and within AWS to continuously monitor availability and performance of both enterprise datacenters and AWS environments, ensuring users are always sent to the optimal location.
- Development and Testing - Enterprises running production delivery on-premise but using AWS for development and testing can now include Citrix ADC within their AWS test environments, speeding time-to-production due to better mimicry of the production implementation within their test environments.