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In this presentation from the AWS Lab at Cloud Expo Europe 2014 you will find an overview of how Amazon got into Cloud Computing, details of some of the customers that are using Amazon Web Services today and a selection of the services that make up AWS.

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  • In this webinar I am going to introduce Amazon Web Services, also known as AWS, and some of the fundamental concepts behind the Amazon Cloud. ----- Meeting Notes (11/02/2014 10:02) -----Say HelloWelcome to this AWS 101Introduce myself and the rest of the AWS team (SAs)What will we cover?
  • Amazon Web Services is part of Most of us at some point in time have used the online amazon retail store to buy books, cd's and gifts for friends and family. There are three parts to the amazon business: Our retail consumer business where amazon stocks and ships many thousands of different products, our seller business that enables retailers to sell through the same world class online store as amazon, and finally amazon web services, our IT infrastructure business.
  • We are often asked the question: how did Amazon get into cloud computing? Amazon is really good at providing an immense selection of products, and of shipping those products to customers efficiently. But behind that online capability lies years of experience in providing technical services to the business that ensures our online stores are secure, fast, always available and capable of meeting huge seasonal demand.
  • So in 2006 Amazon Web Services was born. It's mission was clear: to enable businesses and developers to use web services to scalable sophisticated applications. It's interesting to note that what we called Web Services, has now morphed into a common term 'the Cloud'. Amazon Web Services is and always has been a distinct and individual Amazon organisation.
  • And just like an electricity grid, where you would not wire every factory to the same power station, the AWS infrastructure is global, with multiple regions around the globe from which services are available. This means you have control over things like where you applications run, where you data is stored, and where best to serve your customers from.
  • Let's take a quick look at what that means with a tangible example. Here, two commands are issued against AWS to create servers, or EC2 instances, in two zones in the EU. We're creating 8 instances of differing sizes, running geopgrahically distinct for availability purposes, all from 2 simple commands. Once booted, in a matter of a minute or two, those server instances are available to you to run your own applications on. Amazon has done the heavy lifting for you, so you can focus on using the compute resources available to you.
  • And of course, all of this functionality is available through a web console, so whether you want to drive the cloud by the click of a mouse or the call of an API, the power is at your disposal.
  • Getting started with AWS

    1. 1. Getting Started with Amazon Web Services Ian Massingham - Technical Evangelist @IanMmmm
    2. 2. background
    3. 3. Consumer Business Seller Business IT Infrastructure Business Tens of millions of active customer accounts Sell on Amazon websites 8 countries: US, UK, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, China, Italy Use Amazon technology for your own retail website Cloud computing infrastructure for hosting web-scale solutions Leverage Amazon’s massive fulfillment center network Hundreds of thousands of registered customers in over 190 countries
    4. 4. About Amazon Web Services How did Amazon… Deep experience in building and operating global web scale systems ? …get into cloud computing?
    5. 5. AWS Mission Enable businesses and developers to use web services* to build scalable, sophisticated applications. *What people now call “the cloud”
    6. 6. Powering the Most Popular Internet Businesses Find out more at :
    7. 7. Trusted by Enterprises Find out more at :
    8. 8. Each day AWS adds the equivalent server capacity to power Amazon when it was a global, $7B enterprise
    9. 9. On a global footprint Region US-WEST (N. California) EU-WEST (Ireland) ASIA PAC (Tokyo) GOV CLOUD US-EAST (Virginia) US-WEST (Oregon) ASIA PAC (Singapore) SOUTH AMERICA (Sao Paulo) ASIA PAC (Sydney)
    10. 10. At the end of a web service aws ec2 run-instances --image-id ami-a813fadf --count 3 --placement AvailabilityZone=eu-west-1a --instance-type m1.small aws ec2 run-instances --image-id ami-a813fadf --count 5 --placement AvailabilityZone=eu-west-1c --instance-type m1.medium
    11. 11. and a rich Management Console
    12. 12. Just a few items from…. the toolbox
    13. 13. Reference Model security Deployment & Administration App Services Compute Storage Database Networking AWS Global Infrastructure
    14. 14. Global infrastructure Deployment & Administration App Services Compute Storage Database Networking AWS Global Infrastructure Regions An independent collection of AWS resources in a defined geography A solid foundation for meeting location-dependent privacy and compliance requirements
    15. 15. Global infrastructure Deployment & Administration App Services Compute Storage Database Networking AWS Global Infrastructure Availability Zones Designed as independent failure zones Physically separated within a typical metropolitan region
    16. 16. Global infrastructure London(2) Seattle South Bend New York (3) Newark Dublin Amsterdam (2) Stockholm Palo Alto Seoul San Jose Tokyo (2) Frankfurt(2) Paris(2) Ashburn(3) Los Angeles (2) Chennai Milan Madrid Osaka Jacksonville Hong Kong (2) Dallas(2) Mumbai St.Louis Deployment & Administration App Services Compute Storage Miami Singapore(2) Sao Paulo Database Networking AWS Global Infrastructure Sydney Edge Locations To deliver content to end users with lower latency A global network of edge locations Supports global DNS infrastructure (Route53) and Cloud Front CDN
    17. 17. Networking Direct Connect Dedicated connection to AWS VPN Connection Secure internet connection to AWS Deployment & Administration App Services Compute Storage Virtual Private Cloud Private, isolated section of the AWS Cloud Database Networking AWS Global Infrastructure Route 53 Highly available and scalable Domain Name Service
    18. 18. Compute Vertical Scaling From $0.02/hr Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Basic unit of compute capacity Range of CPU, memory & local disk options 13 Instance types available, from micro to cluster compute Feature Deployment & Administration Flexible Run windows or linux distributions Scalable App Services Wide range of instance types from micro to cluster compute Machine Images Compute Storage Details Database Full control Secure Networking AWS Global Infrastructure Configurations can be saved as machine images (AMIs) from which new instances can be created Full root or administrator rights Full firewall control via Security Groups Monitoring Publishes metrics to Cloud Watch Inexpensive On-demand, Reserved and Spot instance types VM Import/Export Import and export VM images to transfer configurations in and out of EC2
    19. 19. Compute Trigger autoscaling policy aws autoscaling create-auto-scaling-group --auto-scaling-group-name MyGroup --launch-configuration-name MyConfig --availability-zones eu-west-1a --min-size 4 --max-size 200 Deployment & Administration App Services Compute Storage Auto-scaling Automatic provisioning of compute resources based upon Database demand, configuration or schedule Feature Networking Control Integrated to CloudWatch AWS Global Infrastructure Instance types Details Define minimum and maximum instance pool sizes and when scaling and cool down occurs Use metrics gathered by CloudWatch to drive scaling Run auto scaling for on-demand instances and spot. Compatible with VPC
    20. 20. Compute Elastic Load Balancing Create highly scalable applications Distribute load across EC2 instances in multiple availability zones Deployment & Administration Feature App Services Compute Storage Auto-scaling Database Available Health checks Networking AWS Global Infrastructure Session stickiness Secure sockets layer Monitoring Details Automatically scales to handle request volume Load balance across instances in multiple availability zones Automatically checks health of instances and takes them in or out of service Route requests to the same instance Supports SSL offload from web and application servers with flexible cipher support Publishes metrics to Cloud Watch
    21. 21. Storage S3 - Durable storage, any object 99.999999999% durability of objects Feature Details Unlimited storage of objects of any type Flexible object store Buckets Up to 5TB size per object act like drives, folder structures within Deployment & Administration Access control Server-side encryption App Services Multi-part uploads Object versioning Compute Storage Database Object expiry Access logging Networking AWS Global Infrastructure Web content hosting Notifications Import/Export Granular control over object permissions 256bit AES encryption of objects Improved throughput & control Archive old objects and version new ones Automatically remove old objects Full audit log of bucket/object actions Serve content as web site with built in page handling Receive notifications on key events Physical device import/export service
    22. 22. Storage Elastic Block Store High performance block storage device 1GB to 1TB in size Mount as drives to instances Deployment & Administration App Services Feature High performance file system Compute Storage Database Flexible size Secure Networking AWS Global Infrastructure Available Backups Monitoring Details Mount EBS as drives and format as required Volumes from 1GB to 1TB in size Private to your instances Replicated within an Availability Zone Volumes can be snapshotted for point in time restore Detailed metrics captured via Cloud Watch
    23. 23. Database Relational Database Service Database-as-a-Service No need to install or manage database instances Scalable and fault tolerant configurations Deployment & Administration Feature Platform support App Services Preconfigured Compute Storage Database Automated patching Details Create MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle RDBMS Get started instantly with sensible default settings Keep your database platform up to date automatically Backups AWS Global Infrastructure Backups Volumes can be snapshotted for point in time restore Failover Networking Automatic backups and point in time recovery and full DB backups Automated failover to slave hosts in event of a failure Replication Easily create read-replicas of your data and seamlessly replicate data across availability zones
    24. 24. So what are we going to build today?
    25. 25. First, we’ll show you how to sign up
    26. 26. EC2 Instance Availability Zone Region
    27. 27. EC2 Instance Availability Zone S3 Region
    28. 28. EC2 Instance S3 EBS Snapshots Availability Zone Region
    29. 29. EC2 Instance S3 RDS Availability Zone EBS Snapshots Region
    30. 30. And if we have time… Cloud Front Elastic Load Balancer EC2 Instance Auto scaling Group EC2 Instance RDS Availability Zone S3 EBS Snapshots Region
    31. 31. @AWS_UKI for local AWS events & news @AWScloud for Global AWS News and Announcements ©, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved.