AWSome Day event in Manchester

Notes based on Amazon AWS – AWSome Day event in Manchester
These are unverified notes taken at the event. Detail may be incorrect, but hopefully provide a rough guide to AWS.

Covers AWS foundational services

  • Gain a deeper understanding of AWS core and application services
  • Learn how to deploy and automate infrastructure on the AWS
  • CloudAmazon certification / accreditation ., platform accredited. Easier to accredit PCI DSS. Platform already done. You only need to accredit application
  • AWS has different levels and costs of storage.
  • Aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws
  • Control the permissions of users and what they can spin up.
  • S3 storage for the Internet. http or https, natively online, highly scalable, fast and reliable and fast    Use case , OS, backups, databases
  • EFS – multi attachment points – currently in preview mode
  • AWS STORAGE GATEWAY backups. Local machine , virtual machine which interacts with the cloud
  • Import and export supported USB devices or snowball a rack of storage.
  • Move to the cloud -> EC2 auto scaling and ELB
  • Cloud metrics will help size your EC2
  • Trusted advisor basic is free (Cost optimisation advice)
  • Auto scaling – schedule the scaling up and down.
  • Scaling is free, you only pay for additional EC2s
  • Cloud watch auto enabled when you spin up an EC2 for the hyper visor
  • Tag each EC2 instance ( who built it, what’s does it do )
  • Security Security groups, instance firewalls, VPC – Subnet control
  • Cloud trail- enabled per region. This will monitor and track all Api calls. Everything in AWS is an API call.
  • RDS – managed by AWS, backups & HA ( multi AZ required for no down time during patching)
  • ElastiCache – put in front of an RDS for better performance
  • Visual OPS third party app can create a formation template . Give it read  access to map.. Give it write to create
  • Cloud formation template and snapshot. Can restore and recover from an outage. Cloud formation gathers info on all VMs, networks & users and the template can recreate the full environment
  • Amazon redshift – petabyte scale DB service
  • Dynamo DB – no limits, Fast using SSD disks
  • AWS Database
  • Amazon route 53 is now a DNS registrar
  • Most common issue is Security permissions as everything is blocked by default.
  • user accounts – individual AWS credentials
  • SSL endpoint – secure transmission
  • Purchasing on demand, reserved or spot instances
  • Oracle
  • AWS marketplace
  • EC2 VMs are tied to the location you created it under. You will not see the VM in another location.
  • Start up- only pay when you start using
  • Compute
  • A way of posting data to AWS.
  •  Volumes can be resized, snapshot and create a new volume of another. You can also shrink if required and data / space allows.
  • EBS elastic storage, snapshots, single attachment. Can be detached & attached to another location
  • Glacier storage.. Storage of stuff you hope you never see again but you need to keep., like tax documents for seven years. Costs more to retrieve the data back. Encrypted.
  • Lamba websites, takes uploaded images, watermarks and optimises and uploads
  • AWS Simple money calculator
  • Create unique buckets for each of your projects
  • Learn identity & access management
  • Amazon RDS. Managing the patching, high availability. Reduces engineer time spent wasted patching. It’s done automatically. Same as spinning up services in other Zones for resilience
  • Register for aws for free and get Ec2 free tier for a year
  • Aws.amazon.com/new