7 November 2018
This is a workshop for newcomers to AWS. We will look at some of the more common services in AWS, and how to combine them.
Whilst you won't be launching your new cluster in to production straight away, you should come away with enough knowledge about the concepts and terms used in AWS to continue learning by yourself and go on to build infrastructure that can easily scale and survive downtime in individual components.
We will be hand configuring a fault tolerant website using the AWS web console, touching some of the key services you will need to understand if are considering using AWS for more than just a simple lamp server.
Please sign up for an AWS account beforehand https://portal.aws.amazon.com/billing/signup
NOTE: You will need to enter a credit card and we will likely incur some small costs above the free tier.
A laptop, ssh client and an ssh key pair of at least 4096 bits will be required also.