I started learning about Amazon Web Services this week. Holy cow, I wish we had this technology several years ago when we first started
Setting up AWS
My first task was to set up an Amazon Web Services account. I set up root access then learned how to create users, groups
I had read about Amazon S3 and had even looked into using it a few years ago with clients. S3 is Amazon’s oldest AWS service and has now matured into a very reliable and fairly affordable product. I really like how they have added the machine-learning pricing tier that learns how you access the data and automatically archives it to the most cost-effective yet highly available storage plan based on your usage patterns. It is also very easy to share the data globally with excellent disaster recovery. Data is basically stored in AWS “buckets” – file folders – and are accessible via a globally unique URL.
It was very easy to set up an AWS bucket. The free test account works great for what I am doing right now as a test environment. I set up a billing alarm to notify me anytime my AWS bill exceeds $10 – a pretty low amount but I want to make sure I know when I run out of free storage and
I am really getting excited about the possibilities for developing solutions for clients. I think AWS is going to pretty cool!