AWS Compute Fundamentals Update

AWS is renowned for the rate at which it reinvents, revolutionizes, and meets customer demands and expectations through its continuous cycle of feature and service updates. With hundreds of updates a month, it can be difficult to stay on top of all the changes made available.  

Here at Cloud Academy, we strive to bring you the latest and most up-to-date content, allowing you to continually stay informed of the most important significant and important updates. Compute is one of the foundational building blocks of AWS, and as a result, our AWS Compute Fundamentals of AWS course is one of our most popular pieces of content in this category.

What’s new?

Our latest update has seen revisions made to all lectures in addition to new visuals and audio.  There have also been two new lectures covering compute services, including:

  • Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR): This service links closely with the EC2 Container Service (ECS) as it provides a secure location to store and manage your Docker images that can be distributed and deployed across your applications. This is a fully managed service, and as a result, you do not need to provision any infrastructure to create this registry of Docker images. This service is provided and managed by AWS and is primarily used by developers, allowing them to push, pull, and manage their library of Docker images in a secure, central location.  

In the lecture covering ECR, I will look at some of the components used within the service:

  • Registry
  • Authorization Token
  • Repository
  • Repository Policy
  • Image

Watch this short video for an overview of the ECR components:

  • Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS): With EKS, AWS provides a managed service allowing you to run Kubernetes across your AWS infrastructure without having to take care of provisioning and running the Kubernetes management infrastructure in what’s referred to as the “control plane.” You, the AWS account owner, only need to provision and maintain the worker nodes.

In this lecture, I will explain the Kubernetes control plane and worker nodes, in addition to what’s required to start using the EKS service.

Watch this short video for an overview of Amazon EKS

AWS Services

The full course is approximately 80 minutes long and provides a foundation and overview of the below AWS services. This knowledge can empower you to select the most appropriate service for your solutions.

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2): Understand all elements of EC2, including how it’s put together, and how it works. Since this section covers all the elements of EC2, it is the longest lecture.
  • Amazon ECS (EC2 Container Service): Gain a high-level overview of the EC2 Container Service and how it relates to Docker.
  • Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR): Learn how ECR links closely with ECS to provide a secure location to store and manage your Docker images
  • Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS): Learn how EKS provides a managed service allowing you to run Kubernetes across your AWS infrastructure without having to take care of running the Kubernetes control plane
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk:  Understand how Elastic Beanstalk is used to automatically deploy applications using EC2 and a number of other AWS services.
  • AWS Lambda:  Learn what serverless means and how AWS Lambda is used to run your own code in response to events.
  • AWS Batch: Gain a high-level overview of AWS Batch and how it relates to batch computing
  • Amazon Lightsail: Understand that Amazon Lightsail is a Virtual Private Server solution used for small scale projects and use cases.

If you want to learn the differences between the AWS compute services, then this course is for you! With demonstrations and multiple Hands-on Labs, you will gain the theory, technical knowledge, and experience using many of the AWS services, while enabling you to have a solid understanding of the AWS compute services.

Avatar

Written by

Stuart Scott

Stuart is the AWS content lead at Cloud Academy where he has created over 40 courses reaching tens of thousands of students. His content focuses heavily on cloud security and compliance, specifically on how to implement and configure AWS services to protect, monitor and secure customer data and their AWS environment.


Related Posts

Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— November 13, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture

What are microservices? Let's start our discussion by setting a foundation of what microservices are. Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). ...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Microservices
Nisar Ahmad
Nisar Ahmad
— November 12, 2019

Kubernetes Services: AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud

Kubernetes is a popular open-source container orchestration platform that allows us to deploy and manage multi-container applications at scale. Businesses are rapidly adopting this revolutionary technology to modernize their applications. Cloud service providers — such as Amazon Web Ser...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud
  • Kubernetes
Avatar
Stuart Scott
— October 31, 2019

AWS Internet of Things (IoT): The 3 Services You Need to Know

The Internet of Things (IoT) embeds technology into any physical thing to enable never-before-seen levels of connectivity. IoT is revolutionizing industries and creating many new market opportunities. Cloud services play an important role in enabling deployment of IoT solutions that min...

Read more
  • AWS
  • AWS IoT Events
  • AWS IoT SiteWise
  • AWS IoT Things Graph
  • IoT
Avatar
Cloud Academy Team
— October 23, 2019

Which Certifications Should I Get?

As we mentioned in an earlier post, the old AWS slogan, “Cloud is the new normal” is indeed a reality today. Really, cloud has been the new normal for a while now and getting credentials has become an increasingly effective way to quickly showcase your abilities to recruiters and compan...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Certifications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
Valery Calderón Briz
Valery Calderón Briz
— October 22, 2019

How to Go Serverless Like a Pro

So, no servers? Yeah, I checked and there are definitely no servers. Well...the cloud service providers do need servers to host and run the code, but we don’t have to worry about it. Which operating system to use, how and when to run the instances, the scalability, and all the arch...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Lambda
  • Serverless
Avatar
Stuart Scott
— October 16, 2019

AWS Security: Bastion Hosts, NAT instances and VPC Peering

Effective security requires close control over your data and resources. Bastion hosts, NAT instances, and VPC peering can help you secure your AWS infrastructure. Welcome to part four of my AWS Security overview. In part three, we looked at network security at the subnet level. This ti...

Read more
  • AWS
Avatar
Sudhi Seshachala
— October 9, 2019

Top 13 Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Best Practices

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) brings a host of advantages to the table, including static private IP addresses, Elastic Network Interfaces, secure bastion host setup, DHCP options, Advanced Network Access Control, predictable internal IP ranges, VPN connectivity, movement of interna...

Read more
  • AWS
  • best practices
  • VPC
Avatar
Stuart Scott
— October 2, 2019

Big Changes to the AWS Certification Exams

With AWS re:Invent 2019 just around the corner, we can expect some early announcements to trickle through with upcoming features and services. However, AWS has just announced some big changes to their certification exams. So what’s changing and what’s new? There is a brand NEW ...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Certifications
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— October 1, 2019

New on Cloud Academy: ITIL® 4, Microsoft 365 Tenant, Jenkins, TOGAF® 9.1, and more

At Cloud Academy, we're always striving to make improvements to our training platform. Based on your feedback, we released some new features to help make it easier for you to continue studying. These new features allow you to: Remove content from “Continue Studying” section Disc...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • ITIL® 4
  • Jenkins
  • Microsoft 365 Tenant
  • New content
  • Product Feature
  • Python programming
  • TOGAF® 9.1
Avatar
Stuart Scott
— September 27, 2019

AWS Security Groups: Instance Level Security

Instance security requires that you fully understand AWS security groups, along with patching responsibility, key pairs, and various tenancy options. As a precursor to this post, you should have a thorough understanding of the AWS Shared Responsibility Model before moving onto discussi...

Read more
  • AWS
  • instance security
  • Security
  • security groups
Avatar
Jeremy Cook
— September 17, 2019

Cloud Migration Risks & Benefits

If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations dri...

Read more
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Migration
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— September 12, 2019

Real-Time Application Monitoring with Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis is a real-time data streaming service that makes it easy to collect, process, and analyze data so you can get quick insights and react as fast as possible to new information.  With Amazon Kinesis you can ingest real-time data such as application logs, website clickstre...

Read more
  • amazon kinesis
  • AWS
  • Stream Analytics
  • Streaming data