I started learning AWS and came across a lot of acronyms, which I was not aware of, so I thought to put together the list here. As and when I learn the new one, I will add it here.

Most of the following abbreviation/acronym is used in AWS and cloud computing term. Have you started learning Cloud Computing yet?


AWS Amazon Web Services
Amazon ES Amazon Elasticsearch Service
AMI Amazon Machine Image
API Application Programming Interface
AI Artificial Intelligence
ACL Access Control List
 ARN  Amazon Resource Name
AZ Availability Zone
ASG Auto Scaling Group
AES Advanced Encryption System
ADFS Active Directory Federation Service


CDN Content Delivery Network
CLI Command Line Interface
CIDR  Classless Inter-Domain Routing
CORS  Cross Origin Resource Sharing
CI/CD Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment


DMS Database Migration Service
DNS Domain Name System
DDoS Distributed Denial of Service
DoS Denial of Service
DaaS Desktop as-a-Service


EC2 Elastic Compute Cloud
ECS EC2 Container Service
EFS Elastic File System
EBS Elastic Block Store
EMR Elastic MapReduce
ELB Elastic Load Balancer
 EIP Elastic IP
ENI Elastic Network Interface


FIFO First In First Out
FaaS Function as-a-Service


HPC High-Performance Compute
HVM Hardware Virtual Machine
 HTTP  Hypertext Transfer Protocol


IAM Identity & Access Management
iOT Internet Of Things
S3 IA S3 Infrequent Access
iSCSI Internet Small Computer Storage Interface
IOPS Input/Output Operation Per Second
 IGW  Internet Gateway
 ICMP  Internet Control Message Protocol
 IP Internet Protocol
 IPSec Internet Protocol Security
IaaS Infrastructure-as-a-Service


JSON JavaScript Object Notation


KMS Key Management Service


LB Load Balancer


MFA Multi-Factor Authentication
MSTSC Microsoft Terminal Service Client
MPP  Massive Parallel Processing
MITM Man in the Middle Attack
MPLS Multi Protocol Label Switching


NFS Network File System
NS Name Server
 NAT  Network Address Translation


OLTP Online Transaction Processing
OLAP Online Analytics Processing


PCI DSS Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
PV ParaVirtual
PaaS Platform as


RDS Relational Database Service
RRS Reduced Redundancy Storage
RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disk
RAM Random-access Memory


S3 Simple Storage Service
SMS Server Migration Service
SWF Simple Workflow Service
SNS Simple Notification Service
SQS Simple Queue Service
SES Simple Email Service
SLA Service Level Agreement
SSL Secure Socket Layer
SSE Server Side Encryption
SOA Start of Authority
SDK Software Development Kit
SSH Secure Shell
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
Cell content Cell content
SSO Single Sign-On
SAML Security Assertion Markup Language
SaaS Software-as-a-Service
SaaS Security-as-a-Service
STS Security Token Service


TTL Time To Live
TLS Transport Layer Security
TPM Trusted Platform Module
TPM Technical Program Manager
TPS Transaction Per Second
TCP Transmission Control Protocol


VPC Virtual Private Cloud
VM Virtual Machine
VTL Virtual Tape Library
VPN Virtual Private Network
VLAN Virtual Local Area Network
VDI Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
VPG Virtual Private Gateway


WAF Web Application Firewall

Let me know if I miss anything.