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    Amazon Cloud Directory

    Amazon Cloud Directory is a service that enables an IT team to build cloud-native directories in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

  • Amazon Cognito

    Amazon Cognito is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) product that controls user authentication and access for mobile applications on internet-connected devices. The service helps to speed application development by saving and synchronizing end user data, freeing up time for the developer.

  • Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS)

    Amazon Flexible Payments Service (FPS) is a set of web service APIs offered as an Amazon Web Service (AWS).

  • Amazon Mobile Analytics

    Amazon Mobile Analytics is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) product that allows a developer to collect and analyze mobile application usage data.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Identity and Access Management (IAM)

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a directory service designed for tracking system users and providing ways of keeping track of information about how they get authenticated.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces

    Amazon WorkSpaces is an Amazon Web Services tool that enables an IT administrator to give end users access to cloud applications, services, resources or documents on different types of devices within a virtualized desktop.

  • AWS Activate

    AWS Activate is a free program that provides approved startups with resources for working with Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS Activate requires a special registration that allows startup customers with a valid AWS account to apply for either a self-starter package or a portfolio package. 

  • AWS Artifact

    AWS Artifact is a portal that provides an enterprise with access to security and compliance reports that apply to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

  • AWS Business Builder

    AWS Business Builder is a suite of technical, sales and marketing resources provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help software companies within its partner program connect with potential customers and expand their businesses.

  • AWS certification

    AWS certification is a level of Amazon Web Services cloud expertise that an IT professional obtains after passing one or more exams the public cloud provider offers.

  • AWS CloudHSM

    AWS CloudHSM is a security service that provides tamper-resistant infrastructure in the form of hardware security modules (HSMs) to protect highly sensitive data in the Amazon Web Services public cloud.

  • AWS Competency Program

    The AWS Competency Program is a partner program that recognizes Amazon Web Services associates who have obtained technical knowledge or reselling success in specialized Amazon cloud topics.

  • AWS Cost Explorer

    AWS Cost Explorer is a tool provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that allows users to visualize their AWS usage and bills by service.

  • AWS Cost Management

    AWS Cost Management is a collection of tools that provide insight into Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud cost and usage.

  • AWS GovCloud (Amazon Web Services GovCloud)

    AWS GovCloud is an isolated data center region of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud designed to meet strict compliance requirements as defined by the U.S. Government.

  • AWS Landing Zone

    AWS Landing Zone is software provided by Amazon to help AWS customers set up a secure, multi-account AWS environment.

  • 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 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 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 Service Catalog (Amazon Web Services Service Catalog)

    The AWS Service Catalog (Amazon Web Services Service Catalog) is a product that allows cloud administrators to provision applications for end users by setting configurations within product portfolios.

  • AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO)

    AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO) is a service from Amazon Web Services that enables IT to manage user access to multiple applications and AWS accounts from a single, centralized console.

  • AWS Spot Instance

    AWS Spot Instance is a purchasing option that allows a customer to purchase unused Amazon EC2 computer capacity at a highly-reduced rate.  

  • AWS Support (Amazon Web Services Support)

    AWS Support provides advice and tools for developers in the AWS cloud. The service is billed monthly and has four tiers of support plans.

  • AWS Test Drive

    The AWS Test Drive is a free Amazon Web Services tool that allows consulting and technology partners to test third-party software environments.

  • AWS Trusted Advisor (Amazon Web Services Trusted Advisor)

    AWS Trusted Advisor is a product that allows a cloud administrator to provision Amazon Web Services resources according to best practices in four categories: cost optimization, security, fault tolerance and performance improvement.

  • G

    Google App Engine

    Google App Engine is a cloud computing platform as a service that allows web app developers and enterprises access to Google's scalable hosting and tier 1 internet service.

  • Google Compute Engine

    Google Compute Engine is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering that allows clients to run workloads on Google's physical hardware. GCE competes with Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Microsoft Azure.

  • I

    IT chargeback / showback

    IT chargeback is an accounting strategy that applies the costs of IT services, hardware or software to the business unit in which they are used. IT showback is similar to IT chargeback, but the charges are for informational purposes only and no one is billed.

  • S

    Skytap

    Skytap is a software company that makes applications for cloud automation and virtual machine (VM) management, development and testing.

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