We focus in Amazon Cloud or Amazon Web Services. We started about five years ago by moving all our dedicated web servers (from other service providers) to Amazon EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute) instances. With our current volume, a T2.Micro instance is able to handle our needs for about $50/month. It can be cheaper if you sign a three year contract.
Then recently, we started getting AWS certifications. We started with AWS Solutions Architect, then followed up with AWS Developers Certification. There was a lot of cross over in the exams. Basically the developers exam included extra topics like DynamoDB and SQS (Simple Queue Services, a messaging system).
Amazon was selected as our platform of choice because of where it ranks in Gartner Group’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, in which AWS is the clear leader, above Microsoft and even Google.
Before working with Amazon, our team has over 38 years experience in I.T. from mainframe, to Microsoft .NET platforms, to BizTalk Integration and B2B services.
Docker container is an open source software development platform. Its main benefit is to package applications in “containers,” allowing them to be portable among any system running the Linux operating system (OS).
Continuous delivery (CD) is an extension of the concept of continuous integration (CI). Whereas CI deals with the build/test part of the development cycle for each version, CD focuses on what happens with a committed change after that point.
Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) is a scalable and fully managed message queuing service that allows users to transmit any amount of data through the web without administrative responsibility.
Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. … With DynamoDB, you can create database tables that can store and retrieve any amount of data, and serve any level of request traffic.
Amazon CloudFront is a web service that speeds up distribution of your static and dynamic web content, such as .html, .css, .js, and image files, to your users. CloudFront delivers your
content through a worldwide network of data centers called edge locations.
EC2 is a virtual computing environment, that enables customers to use Web service interfaces to launch instances with a variety of operating systems, load them with your custom applications, manage your network’s access permissions, and run your image using as many or few systems as you need.