Tuesday, 21 February 2017

A Noob’s First Experience of Amazon Web Services

Initial Setup

This seems like a good place to start:

+ Click on the “Create a Free Account”.
+ Register as a new user (or you can use your Amazon.com shopping account)
+ Personal Account: Fill in the required information.
+ Payment Information (even though this is the AWS Free Tier, still need valid Payment Information)
+ Identity Verification
+ Support Plan: Basic
+ Personalize Your AWS Experience

Simples!

Login to Console

Image: AWS Console
Under ‘Build a solution’:

- Launch a virtual machine (with EC2)
- Build a web app (with Elastic Beanstalk)
- Deploy a serverless microservice (with Lambda, API Gateway)
- Host a static website (with S3, CloudFront, Route 53)
- Create a backend for your mobile app (with Mobile Hub)
- Register a domain (with Route 53)

Under ‘Learn to build’:

**Loads of tutorials, labs, videos and project guides**

- Websites (3 tutorials, 3 labs, 3 videos, 6 project guides)
- DevOps (2 tutorials, 3 labs, 6 videos, 3 project guides)
- Backup & Recovery (3 project guides, 2 tutorials, 3 labs, 3 videos)
- Big Data (2 tutorials, 3 labs, 3 video, 3 project guides)
- Databases (5 tutorials, 3 labs, 3 videos, 2 project guides)
- Mobile (7 getting started guides,  1 lab, 3 videos)
- Internet of Things
- High Performance Computing

Via the Services drop down:

**A massive array of available services (70 services across 17 categories)**

Compute
- EC2
- EC2 Container Service
- Lightsail
- Elastic Beanstalk
- Lambda
- Batch

Storage
- S3
- EFS
- Glacier
- Storage Gateway

Database
- RDS
- DynamoDB
- ElastiCache
- Redshift

Networking & Content Delivery
- VPC
- CloudFront
- Direct Connect
- Route 53

Migration
- DMS
- Server Migration
- Snowball

Developer Tools
- CodeCommit
- CodeBuild
- CodeDeploy
- CodePipeline

Management Tools
- CloudWatch
- CloudFormation
- CloudTrail
- Config
- OpsWorks
- Service Cataolg
- Trusted Advisor
- Managed Services
- Application Discovery Service

Security, Identity & Compliance
- IAM
- Inspector
- Certificate Manager
- Directory Service
- WAF & Shield
- Compliance Reports

Analytics
- Athena
- EMR
- CloudSearch
- Elasticsearch Service
- Kinesis
- Data Pipeline
- QuickSight

Artificial Intelligence
- Lex
- Polly
- Rekognition
- Machine Learning

Internet Of Things
- AWS IoT

Game Development
- GameLift

Mobile Services
- Mobile Hub
- Cognito
- Device Farm
- Mobile Analytics
- Pinpoint

Application Services
- Step Functions
- SWF
- API Gateway
- Elastic Transcoder

Messaging
- SQS
- SNS
- SES

Business Productivity
- WorkDocs
- WorkMail
- Amazon Chime

Desktop & App Streaming
- WorkSpaces
- AppStream 2.0

First Impressions

Wow, powerful stuff!

Some Links



2 comments:

  1. I'm just starting out with AWS too, worth looking at this resource to get some insight into using templates, which i'm sure you'll get a kick out of! http://docs.aws.amazon.com/quickstart/latest/active-directory-ds/welcome.html
    I've downloaded a template and made changes to the instance types, server names etc. but so far I haven't had the courage to deploy it :-)

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