February 8: Remote Lab

We’re going to try something new for next week’s labs. Our Amazon support team will be hosting a webinar-style lab session. All of our usual labs will be available, supported by the same team that facilitates our campus lab sessions.

Please register before the event. We’re still working out some technical details, so registered users can expect an email with more information next week.

January 25 Lab

We’re holding a single lab session tomorrow from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in room 1009 of the Mechanical Engineering Lab. Please register to reserve your spot. Computers in the lab will be available for use, or you may bring a laptop if you prefer.

Update: I had listed the wrong time previously. This lab will run from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Sorry for the confusion.

The following labs will be available:

  • AWS 101: Introduction to EC2
  • Identity and Access Management
  • S3 and CloudFront for content distribution
  • Relational Database Service
  • Automating AWS with CloudFormation
  • Introduction to Lambda
  • Building clusters with Alces Flight
  • Elastic MapReduce

You may pick any lab from the list, and if time permits, you’re welcome to do more than one.

Want another topic? Let us know: aws-support@illinois.edu

January 11 Lab

We’re holding a single lab session tomorrow from 1:00 to 4:00 on room 1009 of the Mechanical Engineering Lab. Please register to reserve your spot. Computers in the lab will be available for use, or you may bring a laptop if you prefer.

The following labs will be available:

  • AWS 101: Introduction to EC2
  • Identity and Access Management
  • S3 and CloudFront for content distribution
  • Relational Database Service
  • Automating AWS with CloudFormation
  • Introduction to Lambda
  • Building clusters with Alces Flight
  • Elastic MapReduce

You may pick any lab from the list, and if time permits, you’re welcome to do more than one.

Want another topic? Let us know: aws-support@illinois.edu

Public Cloud Services Comparison

Have you ever gotten the feeling that cloud providers are trying to confuse you with all their vendor-specific names for commodity services? Ever wondered what major services are available on which clouds? Have I got a resource for you!

Public Cloud Services Comparison

While we don’t yet have a way to buy Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud services on campus, it’s good to know what’s out there and how things compare.