Amazon AWS regions

We often say that we love Amazon AWS and use it heavily for all kinds of purposes. Of course, all of our production systems are running on AWS. We also have some test, development, and staging environments there too. And we are often experimenting with the new ways of getting what we want for as cheap as possible.

But why do we choose Amazon over all the other cloud options? Of course, there are several reasons, of course. One of the main ones being that Amazon AWS offers the widest range of products and services. And it does so in more geographic locations than any other cloud provider.

For a quick overview, have a look at Amazon cloud products page.

The AWS Cloud spans 66 Availability Zones within 21 geographic regions around the world, with announced plans for 12 more Availability Zones and four more Regions in Bahrain, Cape Town, Jakarta, and Milan.

Global Network of AWS Regions, Amazon Cloud Products

Also, Amazon AWS currently offers 180 products and services in 23 different categories.

AWS cloud products categories
Amazon AWS cloud products categories
CategoryProduct count
Analytics11
Application Integration5
AR & VR1
AWS Cost Management4
Blockchain2
Business Applications3
Compute13
Customer Engagement3
Database11
Developer Tools10
End User Computing4
Game Tech2
Internet of Things12
Machine Learning19
Management & Governance18
Media Services9
Migration & Transfer8
Mobile5
Network & Content Delivery11
Robotics1
Satellite1
Security, Identity & Compliance18
Storage9
Total180

Most of these services are large and complex, with a lot of components and subsystems. And if you follow the AWS News Blog, you’ll know that these are constantly growing and expanding.

Such a great variety and pace of growth gives us confidence that Amazon AWS is here to stay, and whatever the future holds in terms of technology requirements, we can depend on AWS to be there for us.