“I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.” — Jeff Bezos

Omar El Ghati made a brilliant presentation friday 4th october, we’re so thankful to your hardwork and how you made it easy for us to understand and be part of a great chat. Here’s a brief of the major points we went through, during the third successful edition of Tech-awareness.

A brief history of AWSkind :

In 2004 Amazon officially launched SQS (Simple queue service) as its first service. 2 years later, in 2006 Amazon Web Services (AWS) emerged from behind scenes providing on-demand computing resources and services in the cloud, with pay-as-you-go pricing. For example, you could run a server on AWS that you could log on to, configure, secure, and run just as would a server that’s sitting in front of you. The whole concept builds on top of the cloud computing principle (Iaas –infrastructure as a service) PaaS (or Platform as a service) and SaaS (or Software as a service), providing IT infrastructure and other services over the internet.

In 2017 AWS releases a host of Artificial intelligent services as well as VR services.

In 2018 AWS is leading the market share by storm, lifting the curve to 47.8% vs 15.5% for Microsoft. Here’s one that refers to a success !

So what’s AWS core products ?

-Compute and Networking Services

* Amazon EC2 (Provides virtual servers in the AWS cloud)
* Amazon VPC (Provides an isolated virtual network for your virtual servers)
* Elastic Load Balancing (Distributes network traffic across your set of virtual servers)
* Auto Scaling (Automatically scales your set of virtual servers based on changes in demand)
* Amazon Route 53 (Routes traffic to your domain name to a resource, such as a virtual server or a load balancer)
* AWS Lambda (Runs your code on virtual servers from Amazon EC2 in response to events)
* Amazon ECS (Provides Docker containers on virtual servers from Amazon EC2)

-Storage and Content Delivery Services 

* Amazon S3 (Scalable storage in the AWS cloud)
* CloudFront (A global content delivery network (CDN))
* Amazon EBS (Network attached storage volumes for your virtual servers)
* Amazon Glacier (Low-cost archival storage)

-Security and Identity Services 

* AWS Identity and Access Management (Manage user access to AWS resources through policies)
* AWS Directory Service (Manage user access to AWS through your existing Microsoft Active Directory, or a directory you create in the AWS cloud)

-Database Services 

* Amazon RDS (Provides managed relational databases)
* Amazon Redshift (A fast, fully-managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse)
* Amazon DynamoDB (Provides managed NoSQL databases could be uses under two capacities modes : Provisioned & On-Demand mode)
* Amazon ElastiCache (An in-memory caching service)

As you can see it takes a while to get familiar with each tool to get into some sort of workflow. By and large,  AWS provides building blocks that you can assemble quickly to support any workload  and diving into it requires you to understand their own keywords and concepts. There’s really a whole cloud computing world steadily gaining huge popularity here!