What You Should Know About AWS?

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<ul><li><p>What You Should Know </p><p>About AWS</p></li><li><p>Looking to </p><p>deploy Amazon Web </p><p>Services in your </p><p>company?</p></li><li><p>Are you just a cloud computing </p><p>enthusiast who wants to know </p><p>more about the platform that </p><p>serves millions of customers and is </p><p>one of the biggest cloud </p><p>backbones existing in the world </p><p>today. </p></li><li><p>Amazon Web Services provide online services for other web </p><p>sites or client-side applications</p><p>Scalable and Elastic are the two traits that the popularity of </p><p>cloud services ride on. With the aim of building a reliable, </p><p>distributed and transactional IT infrastructure, Amazon </p><p>launched Amazon Web Services. </p></li><li><p>Some facts and guidelines that everyone related to or working in the </p><p>domain of cloud computing should know.</p><p>Physical location Services Available Raw Computing</p><p>Networking Content DeliveryAmazon Database </p><p>Services</p><p>Brand </p><p>Establishment and </p><p>Recognition</p></li><li><p>Physical location</p></li><li><p> While Amazon has a quintessential presence in the e-commerce</p><p>space online, it is rather difficult to imagine the scale at which</p><p>the AWS functions in terms of hardware.</p><p> The AWS is located in 8 locations including US, Europe, Asia,</p><p>Brazil and Australia. Each zone has distinct data centres</p><p>providing AW services.</p><p> It is a discreet and decentralized IT infrastructure that exists all</p><p>around the world and serves two purposes coverage and ease</p><p>of access.</p></li><li><p>Services Available</p></li><li><p> AWS provide an array of different services that vary in flexibility </p><p>and ease of deployment. </p><p> These also differ in their purpose and hardware/software skills </p><p>needed to develop apps. </p><p> This helps the clients to adapt faster and deploy quicker. </p><p> AWS include a lot of services that map across different possible </p><p>functions or features a client might want to deploy in its </p><p>application implementation. </p><p> They are listed under the genres of computing they fall under.</p></li><li><p>Raw Computing</p></li><li><p> Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (or better known as EC2).</p><p> It is at the heart of Amazon Web Services; it allows users to buy</p><p>virtual compute servers to run their applications.</p><p> Users working on this service boot an Amazon Machine Image</p><p>to create a virtual machine.</p><p> It is like a normal terminal, but everything that goes on, goes on</p><p>in the cloud.</p><p> EMR (Elastic Map Reduce) handles Big Data effectively. It uses a</p><p>hosted Hadoop framework on the AMI.</p></li><li><p>Networking</p></li><li><p> Amazon Route 53 and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) are</p><p>the two networking branches of AWS.</p><p> While the former handles DNS based server leasing and</p><p>associated services like cPanel integration, the latter can establish</p><p>a VPN connection (secure connection) between EC2 servers and</p><p>any other network.</p><p> It is implemented when a secure connection is to be established</p><p>for privileged access or encryption while real-time deployment of</p><p>AWS services.</p></li><li><p>Content Delivery</p></li><li><p> Amazon is known as one of the first content delivery services to</p><p>exist with a cloud backbone.</p><p> The simple storage service (S3) provides web based storage for</p><p>AWS clients.</p><p> A low cost alternative to the S3 is the Amazon Glacier, which can</p><p>be used for long term storage.</p></li><li><p> There are others that vary with space and security degree of the</p><p>data being stored.</p><p> While Amazon takes care of the data its clients store on its</p><p>servers, it is prudent to have some security layers of your own</p><p>while deploying system applications on the AWS cloud servers</p><p>like privileged access and encryption.</p></li><li><p>Amazon Database </p><p>Services</p></li><li><p> Probably the most important part of the application</p><p>implementation for organizations is a reliable storage and</p><p>database management services.</p><p> AWS have it integrated in its environment. DynamoDB is a low</p><p>cost NoSQL database for professional applications.</p></li><li><p> Amazon RDS is also another option that includes MySQL and</p><p>Informix.</p><p> There are a lot of other options which comply to different</p><p>development requirements.</p><p> One should go through the AWS manual before choosing</p><p>one.</p></li><li><p>Brand Establishment </p><p>and Recognition</p></li><li><p> AWS is one of the most reputed cloud platforms available</p><p>today so it is natural that your applications is likely to have</p><p>some credibility if it is built on the AWS platform.</p><p> It is still up to the developer to ensure security and robustness</p><p>for the entire implementation.</p></li><li><p> AWS has partnerships with other experts in the cloud domain</p><p>like SAP so it is likely that if you outsource your development, it</p><p>is likely to exist on the AWS.</p><p> The flexibility of AWS allows you to keep the programming</p><p>models, languages, and operating systems that you are already</p><p>using or choose others that are better suited for the project.</p></li><li><p>AWS is a good option for people desiring flexibility and ease </p><p>of development with a creditable brand image of the cloud </p><p>platform. Care should still be taken to ensure a robust design </p><p>implementation. Refer to our blog post about the measures </p><p>and pointers to keep in mind and to aggressively deploy </p><p>while developing on the AWS.</p></li><li><p>Read more on Amazon Web Services:</p><p>1. Know Why Amazon Web Services Cloud Platform Is Still Leading The Market?</p><p>3. How Does Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Work?</p><p>2. Amazon Web Services: Next Generation Of Cloud Computing</p></li><li><p>Thank you for Reading!</p><p>Would Like to know more? Write to us at: askus@intelligentia.in</p><p>http://www.intelligentia.co.in/</p><p>www.facebook.com/intelligentia.in</p><p>http://www.twitter.com/_intelligentia</p><p>http://www.linkedin.com/company/intelligentia-it-system</p></li></ul>