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Solutions Architect – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS - Feb 2018
Domain Five -Defining Operationally Excellent Architectures- Summary
In this module we applied the skills we have learnt thus far to select and combine AWS services together to create a highly available web site. First we defined a solution design based on the requirements we were given. Then we implemented our solution in the AWS console setting up EC2 instances in multiple AZ’s, setting up an Elastic Load Balancer and creating an Auto scale group. We implemented CloudWatch alarms and triggers. We then reviewed our solution architecture looking for possible improvements and optimizations, deciding to implement the Aurora database service to optimised for high availability in our design. We identifed that automation would be another optimization we could introduce to our solution to create the most operationally efficient architecture possible.
We then learnt to recognize and explain some of the AWS deployment services available by completing two hands on labs - first we deployed a highly available solution using AWS CloudFormation. Then we ran a controlled deployment using AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
About the Author
Andrew is an AWS certified professional who is passionate about helping others learn how to use and gain benefit from AWS technologies. Andrew has worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe. His favorite Amazon leadership principle is "Customer Obsession" as everything AWS starts with the customer. Passions around work are cycling and surfing, and having a laugh about the lessons learnt trying to launch two daughters and a few start ups.