Axios – Amazon’s server for cloud computing services, the company’s newest offering, will make its public debut on Wednesday, and the first AWS server will be its first cloud-based solution.
The new AWS server is expected to cost $1,000 per month, or $500 more than other Amazon offerings, and it will run on AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) as opposed to Amazon’s AWS-like public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).
That’s because Amazon’s servers use Elastic Computes as opposed, say, to Redis, a common storage system used for storing data on a host of Amazon services, which are hosted on EC2.
Amazon’s cloud services are run on top of EC2, and its EC2 infrastructure is a lot bigger than a typical server.
It has about 1,000 servers, which is about a third of the number of servers Amazon has on-premises.
In addition to hosting EC2 and Amazon’s public cloud, Amazon has a server-to-server (S2S) business, which uses Amazon’s private cloud services.
Amazon said AWS S2S servers can also be used to run a wide range of cloud-enabled applications, including virtualization, storage and cloud gaming.
Amazon also plans to add support for AWS services such as Hadoop, and to enable its own S2 server in AWS S3 to handle applications and data that are hosted elsewhere.
“It will provide an easy way for us to deploy our S3 infrastructure and to use that infrastructure for our own private cloud,” said Jeff Gilden, vice president of AWS operations, in an interview.
“The benefit of this is it makes us the first company to do this, and we want to make it the first of its kind.”
Amazon said that the new AWS servers are intended to offer a low-latency, scalable and secure connection between cloud and server.
Amazon has previously said that it will use AWS Elastic Stack to manage its cloud services and that it would be adding other tools to support these services.
AWS ElasticStack is a software stack that enables cloud-hosted applications to run across multiple Amazon-hosting instances.
Amazon Elastic Stack was launched in April 2016 as a way for the company to improve its infrastructure.
Amazon Cloud Platform, the cloud-services platform that powers AWS, is a serverless platform that can be deployed on Amazon’s existing infrastructure.
In May, Amazon also announced the availability of a new AWS-based virtualization platform, Virtualbox, which allows users to run virtual machines on Amazon.com.