Amazon Cloud Services and Architecting for the Cloud
Are you thinking about obtaining an Amazon Cloud Certificate? You’ll want to start learning by doing by getting your hands dirty with AWS console eventually, but understanding the theory and logic behind the way that the Cloud is designed is probably the first step.
You’ll likely learn a lot more about how to operate and become a better cloud professional.
Amazon notes that the Architecting for the Cloud is all helping solutions architects and developers to create AWS based solutions. The idea of the whitepaper is to guide them through the process of designing and creating for the AWS cloud. You’ll get to learn about segments such as why cloud computing is dynamic, elasticity, and even infrastructure automation.
Today, we’ll cover the first section of Architecting For The Cloud and continue this series on a regular basis.
What’s excellent about Architecting for the Cloud is that you can expect to understand how traditional environments compare to cloud computing environments and delve into the design principles.
Let’s get started.
Why Migrate from On-Premise to the Cloud?
Migrating from your on-premise environment to the Cloud helps you out in two critical ways, security and cost mitigation. The AWS cloud allows for simplicity when creating an infrastructure that is highly resilient, safe, and always on. These are critical components in an era where more are shifting to a digital lifestyle. It will be even more critical as we become more agile and create solutions to current problems.
Your favorite applications, such as Uber, Slack, Telegram, and others, were able to leverage the power of the Cloud to deploy their applications. Entrepreneurs didn’t have to worry about investing a crazy amount of resources to just set up their infrastructure.
AWS let companies such as Uber get started without significant hassles. Asfand Qazi noted in a Quora response in October 2018 that Uber heavily relies on AWS and expects that they will continue to do so well into the future.
He points out adroitly, “Uber is all about scaling globally. Why build their own data centers when they expand into a region when they can just spin up a new service using AWS’s local data center?”
If your business is content, connection, transportation, or other aspects of business besides the Cloud, then you’re going to focus in on how you can matter to the customer the most, it’s not on worrying about how to create infrastructure from scratch. Developers will have to make sure that they are optimizing their applications for the Cloud to genuinely take advantage of what the Cloud offers. Re-architecting may seem steep at first but can pay off if they can optimize for better scalability, resource types, interactions, and databases.
What You Need to Know about AWS
Remember that Amazon started work on AWS in 2002 and slowly started deploying services years later. First in 2004 and then with a more packaged solution in 2006. Amazon realized that there was something to be said and done with a service that could help to increase their productivity and lower costs. See, Amazon first started work on web services because of internal problems. They didn’t want to continue to wait for several months just to set up the infrastructure. They couldn’t test out products and services as quickly as they wanted to and realized they needed to do something about it.
Engineers went to the drawing board and came up with the first components of AWS.
Startups and corporations would slowly start to pay attention to AWS over time, but it would take some time to really take off.
Other businesses finally noticed that they could stop expending significant resources from a time and money standpoint on server procurement. Management didn’t have to schedule planning meetings on resource allocation to the complicated planning of IT infrastructure setup. Remember that planning itself would be largely time-consuming and would take time away from other critical activities. By using AWS, enterprises could do away with old processes, set up servers as needed, and go to market sooner than later.
AWS would evolve over time and become better.
You can now do much more from machine learning to managing satellite ground stations with AWS.
Amazon gives customers what they want, a “highly reliable, secure, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world.”
That’s a lot of information.
Thankfully, we’re just getting started.
Welcome to the cloud.