AWS Services & Continuous Learning…
It has been about a month since I’ve started preparing for the AWS Solution Architect Associate certification. What started as a “jumping into the bandwagon” of doing cloud certificates, it has now become something more than that. And that is because of the availability of services for “you name it, we have it” from Amazon.
As with any classroom/e-learning course, the AWS course would start with the EC2 service. The simple yet powerful way to spin up an instance in cloud and install a web server in it would have fascinated many, given that it could be done in a couple of minutes.
In 2014 Amazon introduced the ECS (Container Service) and we are now knocking the doors for an Infrastructure agnostic ECS called ECS Anywhere. Amazon ECS Anywhere will enable us to run containers on-premises using our own infrastructure. The ECS is a great service as it works with Amazon Fargate, that provides a server less engine for the containers, so that application developers only concentrate on the app development and need not worry about the middle ware/infra setup. With ECS Anywhere, this service can be obtained even in on premises. Extension of such cloud solution to on prem and hybrid solutions is a fantastic idea and this will only help Amazon to reach out to an even greater extent.
As you see, Amazon AWS is releasing something new every now and then and these services are being embraced by businesses based on their needs. And when we work in those lines of businesses, learning them becomes important or else we are left out. This is the AWS based business case for continuous learning!