Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing service provider that allows businesses to setup their own servers in the cloud. Cloud-based solutions eliminate the need of purchasing software and hardware, thus significantly reducing costs. Amazon Web Services provides an infrastructure platform that is host to thousands of companies on a global scale. Some of the services provided by AWS include: EC2, S3, RDS and VPC services. Amazon’s EC2 service, in particular, powers quite a few major companies online and continues to be a popular option for upcoming businesses. So, let’s take a look at Amazon’s new EC2 service and some of the major sites powered by Amazon Web Services.