Getting Started with AWS services in China
AWS services or capabilities described in AWS documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with AWS services in China.

What Is AWS services in China?

AWS services in China is the implementation of Amazon Web Services in the Beijing and Ningxia (China) Regions. Directly connected to domestic telecommunication networks, it's designed to provide the infrastructure and network services necessary to support AWS technology.

AWS services in China provides computing resources and services that you can use to quickly and cost-effectively build applications. For example, you can rent a virtual server on AWS services in China that you can connect to, configure, secure, and run just as you would a physical server. But the virtual server runs on top of a global network managed by AWS, and you pay for your virtual server only while it runs. Backed by AWS services in China, your virtual server can do things no physical server can, such as automatically scaling into multiple servers when demand increases.

Using AWS services in China to build your Internet application is like purchasing electricity from a power company instead of running your own generator, and it provides many of the same benefits: capacity exactly matches need; you pay only for what you use; economies of scale result in lower costs; and the service is provided by a vendor experienced in running large-scale networks.

You can run nearly anything on AWS services in China that you would run on physical hardware: websites, applications, databases, mobile apps, email campaigns, distributed data analysis, and media storage. The services are designed to work together so that you can build complete solutions, and many of the most utilized AWS products are available in the China Regions.

The following topics will help you get started with AWS services in China.