16 Facts About AWS


AWS services are delivered to customers via a network of AWS server farms located throughout the world.

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AWS operates from many global geographical regions including 6 in North America.

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AWS called for increasing the percentage of the time engineers spent building the software rather than doing other tasks.

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In November 2004, AWS launched its first infrastructure service for public usage: Simple Queue Service .

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AWS opened early registrations at US$1099 per head for their customers from over 190 countries.

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In 2015, Gartner estimated that AWS customers are deploying 10x more infrastructure on AWS than the combined adoption of the next 14 providers.

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James Hamilton, who leads AWS' compute, data center, and network design, wrote a retrospective article in 2016 to highlight the ten-year history of the online service from 2006 to 2016.

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In November 2018, AWS announced customized ARM cores for use in its servers.

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Also in November 2018, AWS is developing ground stations to communicate with customer's satellites.

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In June 2022, AWS announced they had launched the AWS snow cone a small, rugged, secure edge computing device to the International Space Station on the Axiom Mission 1.

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AWS is about to launch 21 more of its availability zones as part of seven additional regions in Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, and Switzerland.

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AWS has "pop-up lofts" in different locations around the world.

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In June 2014, AWS opened their first temporary pop-up loft in San Francisco.

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In partnership with the Prince's Trust and the Ministry of Defence, AWS will help to provide re-training opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and former military personnel.

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AWS is working alongside a number of partner companies including Cloudreach, Sage Group, EDF Energy, and Tesco Bank.

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In January 2021, AWS joined an industry pledge to achieve climate neutrality of data centers by 2030, the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact.

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