Next steps - Overview of Amazon Web Services

Next steps

Reinvent how you work with IT by signing up for the AWS Free Tier, which allows you to gain hands-on experience with a broad selection of AWS products and services. Within the AWS Free Tier, you can test workloads and run applications to learn more and build the right solution for your organization. You can also contact AWS Sales and Business Development.

By signing up for AWS, you have access to Amazon cloud computing services.


The sign-up process requires a credit card, which will not be charged until you start using services. There are no long-term commitments and you can stop using AWS at any time.

To help familiarize yourself with AWS, check out AWS Skill Builder to explore free, on-demand courses developed by the experts at AWS.

Learn about the breadth and depth of AWS on our general AWS Channel and AWS Online Tech Talks.

Get hands-on experience from our self-paced labs.

Explore the AWS Well-Architected Framework, which helps you understand the pros and cons of the decisions you make when building systems on AWS. Using the AWS Well-Architected Framework allows you to learn architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective systems in the cloud.


AWS provides building blocks that you can assemble quickly to support virtually any workload. With AWS, you’ll find a complete set of highly available services that are designed to work together to build sophisticated scalable applications.

You have access to highly durable storage, low-cost compute, high-performance databases, management tools, and more. All this is available without up-front cost, and you pay for only what you use. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale. AWS is trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads, including web and mobile applications, game development, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.