Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a collection of commercial services centered around virtualized, commodity and clustered computing, networking, database and storage, as well as supporting tools that are offered through infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

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The idea behind cloud computing, as pioneer Amazon Web Services believed when it launched its first utility compute and storage products eight years ago, is to abstract away the underlying hardware and provide raw resources to programmers for applications to run on.


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Amazon offers solutions specifically for Visual Studio developers who want to start deploying services on its cloud. Here's a guide to do it with minimal effort and all it takes is digging into the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio.