Training Cloud Computing with Amazon Web Services – 4 days

Class overview :

As cloud computing revolutionizes IT, organizations must search for the right cloud solution for a flexible and cost-effective infrastructure. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a comprehensive range of IT cloud products that allows organizations to access reliable and scalable computing resources.


Class goals :

  • Develop a robust, flexible and cost-effective cloud solution with Amazon Web Services
  • Design a highly durable and reliable storage system using Amazon S3, RDS and SimpleDB
  • Customize Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) images to meet your business needs
  • Build a high-performance computing environment that automatically scales up or down to meet demand
  • Deploy and host Web applications using AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Amazon CloudFormation
  • Leverage the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud to provision secure, isolated resources

Content of Cloud Computing with Amazon Web Services

Administering Amazon Web Services

Getting started with Amazon cloud

  • Creating accounts and analyzing the cost breakdown
  • Evaluating Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Console, command-line tools and API

Overview of the architecture

  • EC2
  • S3
  • EBS
  • Beanstalk
  • RDS
  • VPC
  • CloudFront
  • SimpleDB
  • SQS
  • CloudWatch
  • Selecting geographic regions and availability zones

Achieving Agility with EC2

Managing the EC2 infrastructure

  • Browsing Amazon Machine Images (AMI)
  • Launching instances
  • Specifying security groups and key pairs

Provisioning resources

  • Evaluating Elastic Block Store (EBS) and instance store root devices
  • Assigning elastic IP addresses
  • Mapping instance types to computing needs

Implementing Durable and Reliable Storage

Storing data in the cloud

  • Persisting off-instance storage with EBS volumes
  • Creating backups with snapshots
  • Achieving very high durability with Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Organizing information in Buckets
  • Transmitting large amounts of data in or out of the Amazon cloud

Simplifying the database infrastructure

  • Achieving high-availability of nonrelational data with SimpleDB
  • Effortlessly implement a relational database with Relational Database Service (RDS)

Creating cost-effective distributed solutions

  • Decoupling applications with Simple Queue Service (SQS)
  • Leveraging CloudFront for high performance edge cache content delivery
  • Delivering static and streaming content

Adapting EC2 to Your Business Needs

Customizing virtual machines

  • Modifying existing images
  • Creating new images off of running instances
  • Persisting an AMI to S3
  • Sharing images with other users

Creating an AWS cloud architecture

  • Applying best practices for a cloud solution
  • Selecting a cloud setup for different use case scenarios

Handling Dynamic Resource Requirements

Monitoring from inside or outside of the cloud

  • Visualizing utilization metrics with CloudWatch
  • Setting alarms to send and receive notifications
  • Leveraging traditional monitoring tools

Transparently scaling to meet load variations

  • Distributing incoming traffic with elastic load balancing
  • Dynamically adding and removing instances with Auto Scaling
  • Setting capacity thresholds

Hosting Applications with Elastic Beanstalk

Improving application delivery with Platform as a Service (PaaS)

  • Deploying and managing scalable applications on the AWS cloud
  • Selecting and launching an application environment

Managing application environments

  • Customizing and configuring platform stacks
  • Provisioning application resources with CloudFormation

AWS Security Features

Controlling account security

  • Configuring access credentials
  • Enabling MultiFactor authentication
  • Managing multiple users with Identity Access Management (IAM)

Leveraging the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Provisioning isolated AWS resources
  • Bridging EC2 instances to your internal network with a VPN
  • Avoiding multitenancy
  • Launching EC2 instances on dedicated hardware

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
  • Free use of our Digital Competence Centre: Manuals, courses, exercises, …


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