CloudFront, • SimpleDB, RDS (relational database service), FPS (ﬂexible payment systems), S3, • EBS, FWS (Fulﬁllment Web Service), SQS, SNS, SES • and more!!!!! (see http://aws.amazon.com/ AWS Services Friday, November 18, 11 way back a long long time ago launched in 2006 with SQS
$262.80 (up front) + 227.50 (full time run for the year) • $744.60 Friday, November 18, 11 it pays to know what you want. So, what are you paying for? You're paying for a power and access to shared hardware running in a virtual machine. Amazon calls this an 'instance.'
should be on it? Software? Data? A kitchen sink? Friday, November 18, 11 Imagine if you could record the state of your machine at that moment in time. Now, imagine if you needed to set up a new machine in the exact same manner. That's what an AMI is. Its a template of the OS and software at a given time that can be used to start a new running instance. Remember, you're only charged while the instance is running. Make an image. Use it when you need it. There're good opinions on how conﬁgured your desktop should be. Should it have your mail client conﬁgured? Should it have all your photos and precious documents? From an enterprise stand point, should the image be setup with the application software set to a speciﬁc version? This is a good question that we'll revisit a little later in the talk.