First, you’ll learn about two popular services under AWS compute: Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancers. Instruction shows why you shouldn’t try to size your virtual machine to handle your estimated demand, but can instead save time and money using auto scaling groups to handle your dynamic server load. Learn how you can use an Elastic Load Balancer to evenly distributed traffic to these resources as they increase or decrease.
Next, see how the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale your relational database in the cloud. Learn how it provides cost efficient and resizable capacity while managing time consuming database administration tasks, which will free your ability to focus on your application and business. You’ll also be shown how to set up your first MySQL database and how to connect to your database with an EC2 instance.
Then, you’ll move on to AWS CloudFormation, which gives you an easy way to create and manage your AWS resources from creation, start, and updates to taking it all down. Learn how to use cloud formation sample templates, create your own templates, or use the template designer to run your application. Then you’ll jump into the the AWS management console to deploy and update a template and its resources—which is called “a stack”.
Lastly, you’ll explore the AWS Application Discovery Services. Moving your on-premises data and virtual machines can be a daunting task, but AWS has made this simple with AWS Application Discovery Services. You’ll discover how this service helps enterprise customers plan migration projects by gathering information about their on-premises data centers. See how easy it is to look into your own on-premises infrastructure and what it would take to move to AWS. You’ll review the AWS hub, which allows you to view the AWS and partner migration tools and the status of migrations across your applications.