AWS Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing AWS and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

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    AWS IoT (Amazon Web Services internet of things)

    AWS IoT is an Amazon Web Services platform that collects and analyzes data from internet-connected devices and sensors -- called the internet of things -- and connects that data to AWS cloud applications.

  • AWS IoT Button

    The AWS IoT Button is a programmable, Wi-Fi-enabled handheld device that allows developers to push a button to execute a variety of actions in the Amazon Web Services public cloud.

  • AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS)

    AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is an Amazon Web Services product that allows administrators to create, delete and control keys that encrypt data stored in AWS databases and products.

  • AWS Lambda (Amazon Web Services Lambda)

    AWS Lambda is an event-driven computing service that allows developers to program serverless functions on a pay-per-use basis.

  • AWS Managed Services

    AWS Managed Services is a set of services and tools that automate infrastructure management tasks for Amazon Web Services (AWS) deployments.

  • AWS Management Console

    The AWS Management Console is a browser-based GUI for Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • AWS Marketplace

    The AWS Marketplace is an online store managed by Amazon Web Services that allows a company to buy and sell software for deployment and development on the AWS platform.

  • AWS Mobile Hub

    The AWS Mobile Hub provides a console of features for developers to build, test, configure and manage mobile applications.

  • AWS Multi-Factor Authentication (AWS MFA)

    AWS Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the practice or requiring two or more forms of authentication to protect AWS resources.

  • AWS On-Demand Instances (Amazon Web Services On-Demand Instances)

    AWS On-Demand Instances (Amazon Web Services On-Demand Instances) are virtual servers that run in AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) or AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) and are purchased at a fixed rate per hour.

  • AWS OpsWorks (Amazon Web Services OpsWorks)

    AWS OpsWorks is a cloud computing service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that manages infrastructure deployment for cloud administrators.

  • AWS Organizations

    AWS Organizations is a cloud service that applies and manages access policies across Amazon Web Services accounts.

  • AWS Partner Network (APN)

    The AWS Partner Network (APN) is a tiered group of cloud software and service vendors that earn endorsement from Amazon Web Services after meeting several criteria.

  • AWS Reserved Instance Marketplace (Amazon Web Services Reserved Instance Marketplace)

    The AWS Reserved Instance Marketplace (Amazon Web Services Reserved Instance Marketplace) is an online store in which businesses can buy or sell new or partially used Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Reserved Instances.

  • AWS Reserved Instances (Amazon Reserved Instances)

    AWS Reserved Instances are virtual servers spun up in Amazon Web Services, allowing cloud administrators to purchase computing power at contract pricing.

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