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



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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