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Craft the Perfect Cloud

How AWS Empowers Your Development Journey


Dominating the cloud landscape, Amazon Web Services (AWS) empowers creators with over 200 tools spanning from bare-metal infrastructure to cutting-edge machine learning. This vast arsenal of modular, highly adaptable services lets you tailor the perfect cloud environment for your app, optimizing performance with lightning-fast content delivery, robust data storage, and more.


AWS CloudFormation :

Code your cloud: AWS CloudFormation templates build and manage resources with ease. Use programming languages or a simple text file.

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AWS OpsWorks :

Configuration management service that provides managed instances of Chef and Puppet.

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Chef and Puppet:

Automation platforms that allow you to use code to automate the configurations of your servers. 


AWS Batch:

Efficiently process hundreds of thousands of batch and machine learning computing jobs on AWS


Amazon QuickSight:

 A powerful business intelligence tool, enables businesses to analyze and understand data insights to make intelligent decisions.


Amazon CloudFront:

Fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds.


AWS Trusted Advisor:

Your cloud coach: optimizes costs, performance, and security. Trusted Advisor provides real time guidance to help you provision your resources following AWS best practices. 


AWS CloudWatch:

Monitoring and observability service for your AWS resources. It collects and visualizes logs, metrics, and events in real-time, and allows you to set alarms and automate actions based on them. Built for developers, system operators, site reliability engineers (SRE), and IT managers.


AWS Personal Health Dashboard:

provides a personalized view into the performance and availability of the AWS.


AWS Systems Manager:

Unified service for managing your AWS resources and applications at scale. It provides automation, orchestration, and insights to simplify operations and improve agility.


Amazon Elasticsearch:

AWS Renames Amazon Elasticsearch Service to Amazon OpenSearch Service. Amazon OpenSearch Service makes it easy for you to perform interactive log analytics, real-time application monitoring, website search, and more.


AWS Elastic Beanstalk:

Skip setup, deploy fast! Launch your web app on AWS with just your code. Elastic Beanstalk handles servers, balancing, scaling & more. Supports PHP, Java, Python & more! Scales to millions easily with built-in AWS services.


Amazon CloudSearch:

Amazon CloudSearch is a managed service in the AWS Cloud that makes it simple and cost-effective to set up, manage, and scale a search solution for your website or application.


AWS CloudTrail:

CloudTrail is an AWS service that records user activity and API calls across AWS services as events. Events can help you audit, monitor, and troubleshoot your AWS account. Events can be delivered to an Amazon S3 bucket. Events can include actions taken in the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface, AWS SDKs and APIs, and AWS services.


IAM stands for Identity and Access Management, and it helps you specify who can access AWS services and resources and under what conditions. With IAM, you can create and manage AWS users and groups, and use permissions to allow or deny their access to AWS resources. An IAM role is an identity within your AWS account that has specific permissions, similar to an IAM user but not associated with a specific person. IAM roles cannot request directly to AWS services, but are meant to be known by authorized entities such as IAM users, applications, or AWS services like EC2.


AWS CloudHSM is a cloud-based hardware security module that provides secure cryptographic key storage and operations within a tamper-resistant hardware device. 


Client Certificates:
AWS Client Certificates are used for backend authentication in Amazon API Gateway. You can use API Gateway to generate an SSL certificate and then use its public key in the backend to verify that HTTP requests to your backend system are from API Gateway. This allows your HTTP backend to control and accept only requests that originate from Amazon API Gateway, even if the backend is publicly accessible. 


Access keys:
AWS Access keys are long-term credentials for an IAM user or the AWS account root user. You can use access keys to sign programmatic requests to the AWS CLI or AWS API (directly or using the AWS SDK) 


AWS KMS (Key Management Service) is a managed service that allows users to create and control encryption keys used to encrypt data. 


Server Certificates:
AWS Server Certificates are used to secure network communications between servers and clients.


AES 256:
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a symmetric block cipher that the U.S. government selects to protect classified data.


IT automation:
IT automation is the use of software, rules, triggers, and actions to create and manage IT systems and processes with little to no human intervention.


Elastic Load Balancing (ELB):
Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) is a cloud service that distributes incoming application traffic across multiple targets, such as Amazon EC2 instances, containers, or IP addresses. This helps to improve application availability and performance, and to protect against individual instance failures. ELB also provides health checks to ensure that only healthy targets receive traffic.


Amazon Elastic File System (EFS):
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) is an easy-to-use, scalable, fully managed file system that lets you share data seamlessly across Amazon EC2 instances and on-premises servers. EFS automatically grows and shrinks as you add and remove files, so you don't have to worry about provisioning capacity. You can access your data from anywhere in the world using NFS, mount it directly on your EC2 instances, and use it with applications that are designed for traditional NFS file systems.


AWS Lambda:
AWS Lambda is a serverless compute service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. It's an ideal choice for event-driven applications and those that need to scale up and down automatically. You pay only for the compute time you use, so there are no upfront costs or long-term commitments.


IAM roles:
IAM roles are temporary identities that can access AWS resources when granted permission to do so. They are similar to IAM users, but do not have permanent credentials like passwords or access keys. Instead, when you assume an IAM role, it temporarily grants you the permissions associated with the role.


IAM Access Key ID:
IAM Access Key ID is a unique string that identifies an IAM user or the AWS account root user. It is one of the two components of an access key pair, along with the secret access key, which is used to make programmatic requests to AWS services. IAM access keys allow you to securely access and manage AWS resources programmatically from a variety of applications and tools.


Secret Access Key:
A Secret Access Key is a long-term credential used to authenticate programmatic access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources. It is paired with an Access Key ID and together they enable you to make AWS API calls on behalf of an IAM user or the root user of your AWS account.


IAM Policy:
IAM policy is an object in AWS that defines the permissions for an identity (user, group, or role) or resource. Policies are written in JSON format and specify the actions that a principal can perform on a resource.


Security Token Service (STS):
Security Token Service (STS) is an essential component of cloud-based security infrastructure. It enables secure access to cloud resources by generating temporary credentials for users, applications, or other entities. STS facilitates identity federation, cross-account access, and secure access for EC2 instances.


Amazon Redshift:
Amazon Redshift is a cloud-based data warehouse service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is designed to store and analyze large amounts of data from various sources, such as operational databases, data lakes, and other data warehouses. Redshift uses a massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture to distribute data across multiple nodes, which allows it to handle large queries quickly and efficiently. You only pay for the resources you use, so Redshift is a cost-effective way to store and analyze data.


Amazon DynamoDB:
Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed, serverless NoSQL database offering blazing-fast performance and auto-scaling at any size.  Handles massive data efficiently and integrates seamlessly with other AWS services.


Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service):
Your cloud storage powerhouse. Amazon S3 is a secure, scalable, and cost-effective object storage service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It's like a giant hard drive in the cloud, where you can store anything from photos and videos to code and data backups.


GuardDuty is a threat detection service that continuously monitors your AWS accounts and workloads for suspicious activity. It uses machine learning and threat intelligence to identify potential security risks, like unauthorized access, malware, and data breaches. Think of it as your own personal security guard for your cloud environment.


AWS Artifact:
AWS Artifact, available in the console, is a self-service audit artifact retrieval portal that provides our customers with on-demand access to AWS' compliance documentation and AWS agreements.


IAM User:
Think of an IAM user as a special key for your Amazon Web Services account. It lets authorized people (like you!) access and manage things like storage, databases, and apps, all with different levels of control. No more sharing the root key - IAM keeps things secure and organized.


IAM Group:
IAM Groups in Amazon Web Services (AWS) are like teams for your IAM Users. Instead of assigning permissions to each user individually, you can group users with similar needs together and assign permissions to the group. This makes it easier to manage permissions and ensures that users only have the access they need.


AWS Shield:
Protecting Your Cloud from Attack. Imagine your website or app is a castle under attack. Hackers, like digital archers, shoot waves of bad traffic to overwhelm your defenses and shut you down. Amazon Shield is your knight in shining armor. It's a cloud security service that automatically blocks these attacks, keeping your online castle safe and your visitors happy. So relax, grab a croissant, and let Shield handle the bad guys.


AWS Direct Connect:
AWS Direct Connect is your private highway to the cloud, offering faster speeds, lower latency, and a more reliable connection for your on-premises network and AWS resources. It's like having a dedicated lane on the information superhighway!


Amazon EBS:
Imagine storing your computer files, but in the cloud, and you can attach them to any virtual computer you need. That's Amazon EBS! It's like a super-flexible USB drive for your cloud projects, keeping your data safe and always reachable.


AWS Config:
AWS Config is a service that helps you keep track of how your AWS resources are set up. It's like a filing cabinet for all your AWS settings, so you can easily see what's been changed and make sure everything is still in order. 


AWS Organizations:
AWS Organizations is a service that helps you manage multiple AWS accounts together. It's like a filing cabinet for your cloud accounts, making it easier to keep them organized and secure. With Organizations, you can create groups of accounts, set up permissions, and track costs across all your accounts. 


Amazon Connect:
Tired of clunky call centers and lost emails? Amazon Connect's like a friendly genie for businesses and customers. It lets you chat, call, and solve problems all in one place, whether you're the one helping or needing help. Think quick answers, happy customers, and a smoother day for everyone. Give it a try!