Amazon started Amazon Web Services (AWS) to address the rapidly growing cloud computing market. In less than 10 years it has become one of the largest players in its field providing a highly reliable, secure, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses with data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, and Australia. AWS provides a massive global cloud infrastructure that allows you to quickly innovate, experiment and iterate. You can instantly deploy new applications, instantly scale up as your workload grows, and instantly scale down based on demand, all the while paying only for what you use. AWS is also a language and operating system agnostic platform.