Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. We overprovision our platform server needs utilizing on average less than 10% of the computing resources available—this allows our clients to experience low site latency, amazing load throughput, and amazing platform flexibility.
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. We utilize Amazon S3 for a number of data storage needs and as a redundant backup resource.
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. We utilize Amazon RDS as the database backbone to our web platforms; RDS scales quickly, provides us with fast data redundancy, and focused monitoring tools provides us with real-time accurate data.
Amazon CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment. We utilize Amazon CloudFront to ensure our platform loads up just as quickly in San Francisco as it does in New York; our platform is just as responsive in Seattle as it is in Miami. Amazon CloudFront also provides us with a number of data security benefits without performance penalties—we like to speed safely.