Alasamara chap 4 Ch.4. Infrastructure: Hardware and Software Case: Amazon’s New Store: Utility Computing pp. 152-154 1. What technology services does Amazon provide? What are the business advantages to Amazon and to subscribers of these services? What are the disadvantages to each? What kinds of businesses are likely to benefit from these services? Amazon provides cloud computing, also known as utility computing. Utility providers like electric, water, and natural gas, Amazon provides computing capacity to businesses that want to pay only for what they use. Like most companies, Amazon used only a small portion of it total computing capacity at any one time. Its infrastructure is considered by many to be among the most robust in the world. Subscribers to the Simple Storage Service (S3) can use only what they need without having to purchase their own hardware and software. Companies may want to go with more established names in computing; Amazon is not known as a technology company—its reputation is more as a retailer. It’s
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