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. Amazon CloudWatch provides you with actionable insights and data in form of logs, metrics, and traces, to monitor … 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. Instantly audit activity, identify security incidents, and spot any compliance breaches with log data. You can review the logs using CloudTrail Event … 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 using code. 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. … Continue reading AWS Elastic Beanstalk: Easily Deploy/Scale Apps

AWS: Basics of Cloud Computing

In Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, 26% 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. Basically, if you … Continue reading AWS: Basics of Cloud Computing

Amazon 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 … Continue reading Amazon CloudFormation: Automated Provisioning

AWS Mnemonics: 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 Amazon Web Services features and facts. Especially when there are half a … Continue reading AWS Mnemonics: Flash Cards

Amazon CloudFront: 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 Amazon CloudFront: Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Amazon 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. Amazon S3 is one of the basic and important core systems in AWS.  When an object … Continue reading Amazon S3: Simple Storage Service