Why AWS ? Top 10 Reasons to Learn AWS

Why would you even consider AWS (Amazon Web Services) as an important part of your company’s business strategy? After all, there are plenty of other cloud-based applications and services on the market today, right? Why not start with one of them? That might be what you want to do, but perhaps you should take some time to consider these 10 reasons why AWS should be at the top of your list. Perhaps learning about how scalable it is and how easy it is to create in-house apps that work with it will help you make the decision easier.

1) Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is cost-effective as well as reliable for many businesses. It is a business model where you pay for what you use rather than purchasing software and infrastructure up front. This removes a lot of costs that would have gone into procuring your own hardware, setting it up, and maintaining it long-term. The idea behind cloud computing is simple: Companies offer services over the Internet that can be accessed by almost anyone with an Internet connection.

2) Getting Started with AWS – Amazon Web Services

This is a pretty simple way to get started with AWS. You can sign up for an account, and it walks you through setting up each of its core components, like Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. It also has a free tier where you can run various services for 12 months before you have to start paying. And if nothing else, it’s a really quick way to dip your toes into using AWS.

3) AWS – An Overview

AWS (Amazon Web Services) is a group of cloud computing services that together make up a huge collection of online services. These services are mostly centered around computing, storage, and content delivery. The different services are divided between four broad categories: Compute, Storage & Content Delivery, Security, and Networking.

4) Compute Architecture ( EC2 , EBS , S3 )

Amazon EC2 compute instances running in different availability zones and regions provide you with high-availability. EC2 provides a range of instance types. Your applications have horizontal scale ability by starting new Amazon EC2 instances as needed on-demand. Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) enables you to use persistent storage for your Amazon EC2 instances.Amazon S3 stores data for any amount of time, at any rate, and delivers it with standard HTTP or HTTPS interfaces anywhere in the world.

5) Database Storage and Database as a Service ( DDBaaS )

Amazon RDS ( Relational Database Service ) is an Amazon Web Services service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. You can use RDS whenever you need a relational database – for development, testing, or production. Database migration is available for Oracle DB and Microsoft SQL Server databases as well as PostgreSQL. It can replicate a production environment into staging and QA environments at low cost.

6) Networking Services ( Direct Connect , Route 53 , VPC )

Amazon VPC is a virtual network that you create and manage over time. Your VPC consists of resources in a single AWS Region, like EC2 instances, subnets, Elastic IP addresses, security groups, and routing tables. Amazon Route 53 provides a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. It offers simple DNS management with push-button launch of highly available name servers; application programming interfaces (APIs) for developers; and developer tools such as Amazon Route 53 APIs Explorer.

7) Virtual Private Cloud ( VPC )

At first, each of your instances (servers) will be in its own instance tenancy. In other words, they won’t be able to communicate with each other. However, Amazon allows you to create a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), in which you have complete control over IP ranges and subnets. A VPC makes it possible for your EC2 instances to connect directly with one another through internet-facing or private interfaces. It also gives you an easy way to give every application server or database server its own internal address, as well as an internet-accessible URL.