Amazon Web Services

AWS stands for Amazon Web Services. It is an on-demand and secure cloud services to individuals, companies and governments. It provides a mix of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. IaaS stands for infrastructure as a service. PaaS stands for platform as a service. SaaS stands for software as a service. AWS is the leader in the cloud wars. Everybody knows that AWS is one of the most prominent cloud service providers.

AWS is more economical than traditional data centers for applications with varying compute workloads, because it can be launched on-demand when needed. AWS is simple and reliable to use. AWS has many data storage options.
Maintaining physical hardware is AWS’s responsibility under the AWS shared responsibility model.
Customers can find information about prohibited actions on AWS infrastructure in AWS Acceptable Use Policy. Unauthorized port scans by Amazon EC2 customers are a violation of the Policy.

AWS Management Console is a browser-based GUI for Amazon Web Services. AWS Management console is considered as the web application that simply refers and compromises of a wide range of services to manage Amazon Web Services in a reliable manner. Customers can empower their organization with interactive dashboards. It also provides all information related to our account like billing.

Amazon EC2 stands for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. EC2 allows a developer to spin up virtual machines (VM), which provide compute capacity for IT projects and cloud workloads that run with global AWS data centers. EC2 instance storage is ephemeral and should never be used for data requiring durability.

AWS DMS stands for AWS Database Migration Service. It is a tool that helps you to migrate your data to the cloud and which also enables ongoing replication. It would simplify migration of a database to AWS. It can migrate your data to and from most widely used commercial and open-source databases.

Amazon VPC stands for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. It enables you to create a virtual network that is a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud. You can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define.

Amazon SNS stands for Amazon Simple Notification Service. It is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and send notifications from the cloud. It sends alerts based on Amazon CloudWatch alarms. It follows the publish-subscribe messaging paradigm, with notifications being delivered to clients using a push mechanism rather than to periodically check or poll for new information and updates.

AWS CloudTrail allows AWS customers to record API calls, sending log files to Amazon S3 buckets for storage. It can identify the user that made the API call when an Amazon EC2 instance is terminated.
Enabling it in your AWS account is one of the easiest and most important steps to securing your environment. You can search, analyze, and alert on AWS CloudTrail log data. You can log, continuously monitor who is doing what, when, and where, and retain account activity related to actions across your AWS infrastructure.

MFA stands for Multi-Factor Authentication. MFA is a simple best practice that adds an extra layer of protection on top of your user name and password. It is the practice or requiring two or more forms of authentication to protect AWS resources. A system administrator can add an additional layer of login security to a user’s AWS Management Console by enabling Multi-Factor Authentication.

AWS Marketplace is an online store. Customers can find, discover, purchase, migrate and immediately start using the software and services they need to build products and run their businesses in their AWS environment from AWS Marketplace.


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