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

November 16

We’re holding a single lab session next week, from 2:00 to 4:30 on November 16 in room 1001 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: This lab session is full. Thanks for your interest, everyone!

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

Windows Server: Online Hands-On-Lab

At 11 .m. on Tuesday November 1st and Thursday November 3rd, Amazon is offering a free online Hands-On-Lab webinar based on Windows servers on AWS:

Creating Amazon EC2 Instances with Microsoft Windows

with Bill Jacobi, Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS and Prahlad Rao, Solutions Architect, AWS

The published learning objectives are:
Selecting, configuring, and launching a Windows virtual machine
Securing network access to Amazon EC2 Instances with Security Groups
Selecting Amazon Machine Images (AMI) with Windows
Launch and configure a Windows virtual machine
Bootstrapping using Powershell
Creating Key Pairs for authentication

You can register for the labs at the following link:

https://aws.amazon.com/windows/events/hands-on-labs/

Cloud Adoption Starting Guide

We have a lot of discussions with campus units on how to get started developing a strategic plan for cloud adoption. Common questions are:

  • What should we migrate first?
  • How do we develop expertise?
  • What new roles will become available for our staff?
  • How can we put the right people in the right places?
  • How can we ensure that all this work benefits our customers?

Amazon has a blog post specifically addressing those questions for higher education. It’s a great resource to jump start your planning efforts. Additionally, our team is always available to meet and talk through any questions or challenges that may come up.