AWS is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider. This means that they provide basic services such as networking and storage, but don't provide higher-level services such as application engines, or for that matter SQL Server database services. (However, they do provide some interesting database services, which we will cover later in Chapter 8 - Chapter 10).
A list of the services AWS provides is:
Servers (With base operating system pre-installed or with user-created images)
Alerting and monitoring
Simple message queuing