Amazon.comas is the world’s largest online retailer and is a prominent provider of cloud computing services.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive and sophisticated platform for cloud computing. The first was launched in 2006 to provide online services for websites and for applications provided by customers. Amazon Compute Cloud Cloud (EC2) and simple storage service (S3) are the backbone of the large and growing group of Web services.
Jeff Bezos listed the company as a Cadabra in 1994 but changed the name to Amazon to launch the site in 1995. It is said that Bezos is browsing the dictionary for a word beginning with “A” for the value of alphabetical deposit. Amazon’s name was chosen because it was “strange and different,” and as a reference to its plan for the size of the company to reflect the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world.
Amazon is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company has individual websites, software development centers, customer service centers and delivery centers in many locations around the world.