Last year, I was first introduced to the concept of cloud computing. I was a 1st-year cybersecurity student with a strong interest in cybersecurity and development. However, when I saw an email from my school on training to represent the school in a cloud computing competition, I thought “Why the heck not” and signed up for it even though I hadn’t the faintest idea what cloud computing was like.
I was introduced to an AWS Cloud Architecting course from AWS Academy themselves. It was filled with lecture videos and practical lab sessions that were to be self-studied. …
Do you ever feel an overwhelming need to keep improving yourself and build an extraordinary life? That feeling of wanting something bigger and better than whatever you have at the moment or had in the past.
This is a basic human instinct for most people, once we have our current needs satisfied, the next natural step is to look for ways to improve and get more. This is what we call and celebrate as ambition and having goals in life. However, excessive amounts of this can start being detrimental to you before you know it.
I am someone who wants…
Last Updated: 5th April 2021
This is another piece of my series “Quick Start to AWS”, which serves to help individuals and perhaps even organizations quickly get started easily on AWS Cloud. It is meant to be beginner-friendly and easy to understand, so as to not overload my audience with the vast capabilities of AWS. This piece focuses on Serverless Computing with AWS.
This is part 2 of the Serverless Computing article and covers the services often used with AWS Serverless Computing. I will cover some of the more important categories and describe what each service does.
Compute services allows…
Last Updated: 31st March 2021
This is another piece of my series “Quick Start to AWS”, which serves to help individuals and perhaps even organizations quickly get started easily on AWS Cloud. It is meant to be beginner-friendly and easy to understand, so as to not overload my audience with the vast capabilities of AWS. This piece focuses on a very crucial element of all workloads and use cases of Serverless Computing on AWS.
Serverless computing is a way of computing and running services without requiring you to provision any servers. This allows you to not have to deal with…
Last Updated: 28th March 2021
This is the first of my series for “Quick Start to AWS”, which serves to help individuals and perhaps even organizations quickly get started easily on AWS Cloud. It is meant to be beginner-friendly and easy to understand, so as to not overload my audience with the vast capabilities of AWS. This piece focuses on a very crucial element of all workloads and use cases of AWS, AWS IAM.
AWS IAM stands for Amazon Web Services Identity and Access Management. AWS IAM is a web service that helps you securely control access to AWS resources…
About a week ago, I took and passed my AWS Sysops Administrator Associate exam, which was my second AWS certification, the first being Architect Associate. This a short recap on what I did and how I achieved the certification in hopes of helping people who want to take it themselves in the future.
I took this certification after about 3 weeks of preparation and a few resources here and there. The materials I used are listed below and they helped me out so much in passing the exam:
While exploring my passion and interest for cloud computing, I have tried and learnt AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. I started off on AWS and learnt how to use the AWS Management Console and AWS CLI. However, when I went to learn Azure and GCP, I realised a very glaring feature that AWS lacked. Azure and GCP each had their respective Cloud Shells, which were very useful. GCP had a cloud shell since its birth if I am not mistaken. …
Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) help speed up the process of setting up EC2 instances by providing a packaged environment containing software configuration and other information required to start an EC2 instance.
Treat AMIs like a template, which contains the operating system, application server and any additional dependencies or application that is a part of it.
When setting up an EC2 instance, you have to choose an AMI. When you launch your first EC2 instance, you will probably use default AWS AMIs or community AMIs, but you can save you own as well.
An AMI contains one or more EBS snapshots…
If you are new to Amazon Web Services, this simple guide will be a great tool to help you learn how to launch EC2 instances into the cloud. EC2 instances are probably one of the most common and most used services in the AWS Cloud. EC2 instances are virtual machines and servers which customers can easily request and provision in the cloud.
There are many OS that can be used, such as Ubuntu, Windows, Linux and more. Instances also come in many types, with differing prices, compute power, RAM, processors and other options in order to best suit your needs.
About a week ago AWS introduced FIFO topics for Amazon SNS. FIFO helps preserve message order and ensures there is no duplicate message delivery to SNS subscribers.
Amazon Simple Notification Service is used as a pub/sub messaging system, where a message is published to a topic and delivered to all subscribers of that topic. SNS allows message delivery to a large number of subscribers, who can each set filter policies to only receive messages relevant to them.
You can use topics to fan-out messages to multiple queues or applications to help decouple microservices and create distributed systems or serverless applications.
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