Amazon Web Services is an exciting collection of services for moving your applications and data to a cloud-based infrastructure. Beacon Hill has been working with AWS since its inception in 2006. This experience can help you get into the cloud faster and with more confidence. This experience can be leveraged by your organization as it moves to cloud-based infrastructures.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud allows you to run multiple instances of an application.
Amazon SimpleDB works in conjunction with Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2 to run queries on structured data in real time.
Amazon Simple Storage Service S3
Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data. Typically, organizations start with S3 by storing static data and then as they become more confortable move to storing more dynamic data. A good place to start is with static images on web sites for example. As you start moving more data to S3 a good Java library to consider it JetS3t Also, if you want a simple command line utility to copy into and out of S3 consider Beacon Hill's own S3cp.
Amazon CloudFront is a web service that makes it easy to distribute content with low latency via a global network of edge locations.
Amazon Simple Queue Service SQS
Amazon Simple Queue Service provides a hosted queue for storing messages as they travel between computers, making it easy to build automated workflow between Web services.
Amazon Elastic MapReduce
Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a web service that enables businesses, researchers, data analysts, and developers to easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data.
Amazon Relational Database Service
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud.
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud VPC
Amazon VPC enables enterprises to connect their existing infrastructure to a set of isolated AWS compute resources via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, and to extend their existing management capabilities such as security services, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems to include their AWS resources.