AWS Elastic Load Balancing: Distribute Traffic

Elastic Load Balancing automatically "load balances" incoming application traffic across multiple "targets" so that no one resource becomes over burdened.  The targets can be EC2 instances, containers, and IP addresses, and can handle varying loads of application traffic in a single or multiple Availability Zones. By distributing incoming traffic to multiple targets, Elastic Load Balancing … Continue reading AWS Elastic Load Balancing: Distribute Traffic

AWS CloudWatch: App & Infrastructure Monitoring

Amazon CloudWatch is monitoring and management service for applications and IT infrastructure.  Natively integrated with 70+ AWS services, this monitoring service helps you obtain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health for your AWS Cloud infrastructure. It can collect and track metrics in real time, and can send off notifications or automatically make changes … Continue reading AWS CloudWatch: App & Infrastructure Monitoring

AWS CloudTrail: Track Usage

AWS CloudTrail is a service that tracks user activity and API usage, enabling governance, compliance, operational auditing, and risk auditing of your AWS infrastructure.  The service helps to simplify auditing compliance and troubleshooting. You can review the logs using CloudTrail Event History.  You can also set it up to deliver reports to S3 buckets, and … Continue reading AWS CloudTrail: Track Usage

AWS Elastic Beanstalk: Easily Deploy/Scale Apps

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a quick, free, and simple way to deploy, monitor, and scale applications by automating deployment of resources. All you have to do is pick a few settings and upload your code, and Elastic Beanstalk handles everything else, like load balancing, provisioning, auto scaling, and app health monitoring for you. This compute … Continue reading AWS Elastic Beanstalk: Easily Deploy/Scale Apps

AWS: Basics of Cloud Computing

In Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, 28% of the exam is on "Cloud Concepts."  This article will introduce you to some important basic features to know about cloud computing and Amazon Web Services (AWS). What is Cloud Computing? Cloud Computing is the on-demand delivery of compute, database, storage, application, and other IT resources. It is services delivered … Continue reading AWS: Basics of Cloud Computing

AWS CloudFormation: Automated Provisioning

With Amazon CloudFormation, you can provision anything ranging from a simple EC2 instance to a multi-region, multi-tier application quickly and easily with a simple text file.  This file in turn becomes the "Source of Truth" for your cloud infrastructure. You create templates for automatic configurations of CloudFormation Stacks for stress-free provisioning of related AWS resources.  … Continue reading AWS CloudFormation: Automated Provisioning

AWS Mnemonics: Simple Flash Cards

It's important to know the details of what each service is.  But at the same time, it helps to know a simple phrase to trigger your memory as a complete newbie.  So I've created this AWS Mnemonics page to help you remember key features and facts. Especially when there are half a dozen services that … Continue reading AWS Mnemonics: Simple Flash Cards

AWS CloudFront: Secure Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Amazon CloudFront is a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) service. CDN is a system of distributed servers that delivers website content to end users based on location of the user, origin of the webpage, and location of the content delivery server. Its main purpose is to make loading websites for end users faster using Edge … Continue reading AWS CloudFront: Secure Content Delivery Network (CDN)

AWS S3: Simple Storage Service

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) provides safe, secure, highly-scalable object-based storage on the cloud. You only pay for what you use, have unlimited storage, and the sizes of individual files can be anywhere between 0 bytes and 5 terabytes. S3 is one of the basic and important core systems in AWS.  When an object is … Continue reading AWS S3: Simple Storage Service