It seems like everybody is moving to the cloud! But some people are simply moving on-premise infrastructure into the cloud more or less "as-is". Learn a better way, and get more sleep at night! Amazon Web Services lets you deploy applications and services instead of infrastructure, and these services let you avoid the hassle of infrastructure management and focus on the important thing - providing reliable, easily extensible, auto-scaling user services. We'll learn about the differences between IaaS and PaaS, how to optimize pricing and performance, how budgeting for services is different than for infrastructure, and how to minimize ongoing maintenance.
To do this, we'll perform a hands-on deployment of a Drupal CMS implementation using Elastic Load Balancer, CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, CloudWatch, Elastic File System, RDS for MySQL and more! Along the way, we'll learn how to set up a "minimal touch" environment using Amazon tools for routine system management and standard DevOps tools for continuous integration and code deployment
Three Key Takeaways
- Learn the important differences between IaaS and PaaS.
- Learn what changes are needed when you move from infrastructure to a service-based model.
- Learn how you can use services to minimize maintenance and improve availability, performance and functionality.