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Introduction to Amazon Web Services


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Introductory session to Amazon Web Services given to the Central Pennsylvania Linux Users Group in July 2016.

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Introduction to Amazon Web Services

  1. 1. Introduction to Amazon Web Services James Armes, Cloud Software Engineer, Acquia
  2. 2. Cloud Computing – The cloud is the Internet. – Rather than a local or collocated server, your servers are located “somewhere” on the Internet. – Pay for only the resources you use. – Elastic capacity.
  3. 3. Who's Using AWS?
  4. 4. Services
  5. 5. EC2 – Instance = Virtual Machine – Supports multiple operating systems: – Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, etc. – Launch new instances from an AMI. – EBS for persistent storage. – CloudWatch for monitoring. – Auto Scaling Groups and ELBs.
  6. 6. S3 – Object store. – Organized in to buckets. – Multiple levels of redundancy. – Objects can be up to 5TB. – Server-side encryption available. – Object level permissions.
  7. 7. VPC – Isolated network within AWS. – Create multiple subnets. – Define custom security groups and route tables. – Peering allows communication with other subnets. – ClassicLink allows communication with classic EC2 instances. – New regions are VPC only.
  8. 8. RDS – Automates administrative tasks of cloud based relational databases. – Several database engines: – MySQL, Postgres, Maria, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server – Amazon Aurora
  9. 9. IAM – Create multiple users under the same account. – Create roles and groups to configure permissions. – Require TFA for users.
  10. 10. Security – Security groups allow/deny access to instances. – VPC insulates resources from the public Internet. – IAM permissions restrict access to only necessary resources. – IAM roles can provide permissions to instances. – Certifications: – ISO 27001, PCI DSS, Fisma Low, Sas 70 Type II
  11. 11. Demo
  12. 12. Questions?