Foray into Cloud Computing – The Amazon Services


Foray into Cloud Computing – The Amazon Services

Recently I did a project on a Data Backup Solution using Amazon S3 as the data storage medium. The project went great and helped me to get insights of the new phenomenon in enterprise IT – The Cloud.

Amazon offers a range of web services categorized into –
Infrastructure Services

* Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
* Amazon SimpleDB
* Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
* Amazon CloudFront
* Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
* Amazon Elastic MapReduce
* AWS Premium Support

Payments & Billing

* Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS)
* Amazon DevPay

On-Demand Workforce

* Amazon Mechanical Turk

Alexa Web Services

* Alexa Web Information Service
* Alexa Top Sites
* Alexa Site Thumbnail

Amazon Fulfillment & Associates

* Amazon Fulfillment Web Service (Amazon FWS)
* Amazon Associates Web Service

Right now Iam doing a project which involves setting up a Live On Demand Video Streaming Server using Wowza ServerĀ  and following AMAZON Services:
Amazon EC2 server
Amazon S3 storage
Amazon Devpay

To start with Wowza Media Server User Guide is the best place to dive into. It gives you a step by step way to starting a Wowza Media Pro Instance on Amazon EC2.