We’re hosting another training day on Wednesday, August 10. This week’s labs are all repeats from previous sessions for those who have had scheduling conflicts.
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Web Hosting with S3 and CloudFront (Lab, 9:00 – 10:00)
This lab will walk you through hosting a simple static web site on S3, delivered through CloudFront, Amazon’s global content delivery network. This is a great way to offload delivery of static assets (images, scripts, style sheets) from your web server while speeding up page loads and lowering costs.
Automating AWS (Lab, 10:00 – 12:00)
Use AWS CloudFormation to build a service, then tear it down and recreate the whole thing with one click. Automation is key to zero-downtime software updates, scalability, and disaster planning, and I recommend this as a course to anyone interested in maximizing uptime, building clusters, or scaling your service on demand.
AWS 101 (Lab, 1:30 – 3:30)
Learn the basics of the AWS web console. You will create an EC2 instance and make it work as a webserver. If there’s time, you can clone it, add an Elastic Load Balancer, and create a highly-available web server cluster.