Developing, managing, and operating your applications requires a wide variety of technology services. Customers often ask us what represents a fully-functional, flexible technology infrastructure platform. Below, we outline requirements for a modern, robust, industry-leading technology infrastructure platform with all the benefits that the cloud brings to bear. We also provide information about how AWS platform delivers against these requirements and why you might need each of these capabilities.
AWS began offering its technology infrastructure platform in 2006. At this point, AWS has over a million active customers using AWS in every imaginable way, and has developed considerable experience operating at scale. AWS has also innovated and delivered at a very rapid pace (delivering 159 significant features and services in 2012, 280 in 2013, and over 500 in 2014). Expect this focus on rapidly delivering what customers want to continue.