Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the most widely accepted and used cloud services available in the world. AWS offers 175 featured services. All kinds of companies use it, from startups to enterprises and government agencies. By using AWS, people are reducing the hardware cost and cost of managing the hardware. In addition, AWS service offers better scalability, reliability, security, and an easy-to-understand and use interface. This tutorial will cover all the services that are useful for any company available in AWS with proper understanding. At the end of this tutorial, you will understand how AWS can play an integral role in your company.
Why do we need to learn AWS?
Every company today is a fast-growing startup; enterprise-level or government agencies all are either using cloud technology or shifting to the cloud. As a result, employees with cloud technology understanding and skills are in high demand. According to LinkedIn survey data, cloud computing is the number one skill companies always look for.
Applications of AWS
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a scalable, secure, and reliable cloud services platform. It offers computing power, database storage, CDN(content delivery network), Mail delivery, Load balancer, and many more that are useful for businesses to grow and scale at pace.
Below are some of the tasks you can do with AWS:
Host dynamic websites and run web and application servers in the cloud over EC2.
Securely store your files in an S3 bucket like unlimited storage, and you can connect it with Cloudfront to serve your content on a CDN network.
Use cloud databases like Amazon Redshift, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle.
Send bulk emails to your customer.
Useful for the training of your models with your dataset.
You can use code to commit a managed version control system.
Let's say you have a website where you allow users to upload images in the backend. You can convert them into PDFs after doing OCR over the image. You can use the EC2 server to host your website and make it scalable. You can use AWS Autoscaling, where you can have a different server dedicated to processing the image OCR and your static pages can be served on a different instance of AWS. The computing power will increase on-demand with autoscaling. You can have a lambda function to quickly move your data to a different storage server when it reaches a certain limit.
There are certain things you should know before getting your hands on AWS.
Basic knowledge about the operating systems.
Need to have an understanding of virtualization. Just a basic concept of what virtualization is.
A little knowledge about networking concepts like IP address, domain, and other basic terminology.
Understanding the cloud, public and private.
A little bit of command over coding.
AWS is important for anybody who wants to proceed with their career in software engineering or development. Even managers can have a basic understanding of AWS cloud technology. AWS is vast and has numerous services for everything from marketing and mailing to machine learning. A basic idea about cloud services can be useful for anyone, an Entrepreneur, Developer, or even Businessman.