Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a group of cloud-computing tools that deliver a comprehensive platform for software development and delivery processes. Launched in 2002, the AWS platform has grown and evolved along with modern digital technology and was relaunched under new direction in 2006.
AWS hosts the entire platform on server farms spread entirely over the globe, with AWS virtual computer clusters managed by Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. Since 2017, more than 90 different services were available as part of AWS, providing storage, computing, networking, database, application, analytics, management, deployment, traditional and mobile development tools. Recent additions include services for building IoT (Internet of Things) and AR/VR (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality) applications.