AWS CAF summaryTuesday, May 09, 2017
The AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) helps organizations understand how cloud adoption transforms the way they work, and it provides structure to identify and address gaps in skills and processes. Applying the AWS CAF in your organization results in an actionable plan with defined work streams that can guide your organization’s path to cloud adoption. This framework leverages our experiences and best practices in assisting organizations around the world with their cloud adoption journey.
Docker, Containers, VMs and ECS - an overviewSunday, May 07, 2017
Within the Enterprise there are many questions about the use cases of Containers and Virtual Machines and what the differences might be. As well, within AWS, Containers are now becoming a key part of the infrastructure through the utility of Elastic Container Services, Docker and Elastic Beanstalk. This is a quick overview of the differences between Docker and Containers, with VMs.
EC2 set up and basics Friday, May 05, 2017
The core of AWS is the compute and storage service provided by Elastic Computer Cloud or EC2. The EC2 services allow us to deploy virtual servers within an AWS environment. There are a number of elements in creating an EC2 instance and the service can be broken down into the following areas:
ELB & Auto-Scaling within AWS Thursday, May 04, 2017
The main function of ELB (Elastic Load Balancing), is to direct and route traffic destined to your fleet of EC2 instances across an even distribution, which helps to maintain high availability and resilience of your environment. AWS supports two types of ELB:
Lambda and FaaSThursday, May 04, 2017
Serverless Computing is a misnomer. It is really Functions-as-a-Service, or FaaS. A FaaS model allows you to ‘rent’ the AWS infrastructure by using Lambda functions. You do not have to provision the underlying instance, database or service resources. AWS will provide these for you, generating the necessary underlying infrastructure via Lambda function calls and code. Servers and associated compute-network-storage, operation system, scalability and security services are still being used of course.