AWS Webcast - Webinar Series for State and Local Government #2: Discover the Basics of AWS


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This webinar will cover the basics of getting started with AWS. After a brief overview this session will dive into live demonstration of core AWS services of how to set up and utilize compute (EC2), storage (S3), and other services. The focus will be on how you get started with AWS, including creating user accounts, set up multiple EC2 virtual machine instances, set up an email alert for changes in EC2 based on usage, upload data to S3 services and make it available via the internet.

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AWS Webcast - Webinar Series for State and Local Government #2: Discover the Basics of AWS

  1. 1. Getting Started with Amazon Web Services May 28th, 2014 Sri Elaprolu (
  2. 2. AWS Overview AWS Account Setup AWS Console Amazon EC2 – Overview Amazon EC2 – Demo Amazon S3 – Overview Amazon S3 – Demo Q&A Agenda
  3. 3. Compute Storage AWS Global Infrastructure Database App Services Deployment & Administration Networking Amazon Web Services
  4. 4. 10 regions 26 availability zones 51 edge locations AWS Global Infrastructure You decide where your apps and data go!
  5. 5. A B C D US-EAST-1 Region Availability Zones (AZs) AWS Global Infrastructure Note: Conceptual drawing only. The number of Availability Zones may vary.
  6. 6. Certification and Accreditations
  7. 7. Variable expense Replace capital expenditure with variable expense Economies of scale Lower variable expense than companies can achieve themselves Elastic capacity No need to guess capacity requirements and over-provision Speed and agility Infrastructure in minutes not weeks Focus on mission Not undifferentiated heavy IT lifting Global Reach Go global in minutes and reach a global audience Why are customers moving to AWS Cloud?
  8. 8. Experience 8+ years supporting 100s of thousands of customers across 190 countries Innovation Rapid delivery of new services and features based on customer feedback Robust Platform Number of services and features, virtually to support every use case imaginable Simple Pricing Philosophy 42 Price reductions Expect more reductions in the future Global Footprint 10 Regions 26 Availability Zones 51 Edge Locations Eco system 3000 ISVs and 7000 SIs 1400 apps in Marketplace AWS Differentiators
  9. 9. Getting Started: AWS Registration: account – or - new AWS account (recommended) 2.Contact Information (name/phone/address) 3.Billing Information (default is CC, invoice option is available) 4.Phone Verification/Pin 5.Choose Support plan (basic/developer/business/enterprise) AWS Free Tier: AWS Account Setup
  10. 10. AWS Account Setup – sample screenshots
  11. 11. AWS Account Setup – sample screenshots
  12. 12. AWS Account Setup – sample screenshots
  13. 13. AWS Console - Demo
  14. 14. EC2 Virtual servers in the cloud Elastic Compute Cloud • Resizable compute capacity in 34 different instance types • Reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes or seconds • Scale capacity as your computing requirements change • Pay only for capacity that you actually use • Choose Linux or Windows • Deploy across Regions and Availability Zones for reliability • Support for virtual network interfaces that can be attached to EC2 instances in your VPC Compute
  15. 15. Compute General Purpose Name vCPU Memory (GiB) Local Storage (GB) m3.medium 1 3.75 1 x 4 m3.large 2 7.5 1 x 32 m3.xlarge 4 15 2 x 40 m3.2xlarge 8 30 2 x 80 Compute Optimized Name vCPU Memory (GiB) Local Storage (GB) c3.large 2 3.75 2 x 16 c3.xlarge 4 7.5 2 x 40 c3.2xlarge 8 15 2 x 80 c3.4xlarge 16 30 2 x 160 c3.8xlarge 32 60 2 x 320 GPU Instances Name vCPU Memory (GiB) Local Storage (GB) g2.2xlarge 8 15 1 x 60 Micro Instances Name vCPU Memory (GiB) Local Storage (GB) t1.micro 1 0.613 EBS Only m1.small 1 1.7 1 x 160
  16. 16. Storage Optimized Name vCPU Memory (GiB) Local Storage (GB) i2.xlarge 4 30.5 1 x 800 SSD i2.2xlarge 8 61 2 x 800 SSD i2.4xlarge 16 122 4 x 800 SSD i2.8xlarge 32 244 8 x 800 SSD hs1.8xlarge 16 117 24 x 2048 Compute Memory Optimized Name vCPU Memory (GiB) Local Storage (GB) r3.large 2 15 1 x 32 r3.xlarge 4 30.5 1 x 80 r3.2xlarge 8 61 1 x 160 r3.4xlarge 16 122 1 x 320 Additional instance types:
  17. 17. Amazon Machine Image • Building blocks of EC2 instances • An AMI is like a template of a computer's root volume • Can be public or private and shared with other accounts • Create hardened or gold “Images” of your EC2 infrastructure • Copy AMIs between regions EC2 Virtual servers in the cloud Compute
  18. 18. Elastic Block Storage (EBS) • Use for persistent storage from 1GB – 1TB • Can use to create RAID configuration for a server • Off-instance block storage that persists independently • Storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances – create, attach, backup, restore and delete • Can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a block device for raw or formatted (file system) access • Snapshots are durably saved to S3 • Ideal use cases: • OS Boot device / root file system; secondary volumes/file systems • Typical basis for database storage • Raw block devices for RAID, some databases • Available in both standard and provisioned IOPS (up to 4k IOPS) EC2 Virtual servers in the cloud Compute
  19. 19. Auto Scaling • Client Defined Business Rules • Scale your Amazon EC2 capacity automatically once you define the conditions (may be 1000’s of servers) • Can scale up just a little…doesn’t need to be massive number of servers (may be simply 2 servers) • Well suited for applications that experience variability in usage • Set minimum and maximum scaling policies • Alternate Use is for Fault Tolerance EC2 Virtual servers in the cloud Compute
  20. 20. Elastic Load Balancing • Supports the routing and load balancing of HTTP, HTTPS and generic TCP traffic to EC2 instances • Supports SSL termination and Proxy protocol • Supports health checks to ensure detect and remove failing instances • Dynamically grows and shrinks required resources based on traffic • Seamlessly integrates with Auto-scaling to add and remove instances based on scaling activities • Single CNAME provides stable entry point for DNS configuration • Supports internal load balancing within a VPC EC2 Virtual servers in the cloud Compute
  21. 21. Amazon EC2 - Demo
  22. 22. Simple Storage Service • A “Bucket” is equivalent to a “folder” • Able to store unlimited number of Objects in a Bucket • Objects from 1B-5 TB; no per bucket size limit • Highly available storage for the Internet (object store) • HTTP/S endpoint to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web • Highly scalable, reliable, fast, and inexpensive • Annual durability of 99.999999999% • Designed for 99.99% availability • Holds trillions of objects • Peak requests 1.5 Million per second S3 Scalable Storage in the Cloud Storage
  23. 23. Amazon S3 - Demo
  24. 24. • • • • 6 Free Introduction to AWS labs • Thank you for joining us for Part 2 of our Series • We hope you can join us for: • Ease of AWS Deployment – June 4th, 2014 We want to hear from you…
  25. 25. SAVE THE DATE: AWS Government, Education, and Nonprofit Symposium Washington, DC I June 24 - 26, 2014 shington/
  26. 26. Sri Elaprolu (, Solutions Architect Michael Landes (, Account Representative Q & A