Amazon Web Services and Summits

Cloud computing has been a buzzword since before the pandemic, and it is still an extremely important and booming field. With the pandemic setting in and a lot of companies moving online, it is set to become bigger than ever and at a faster pace. Amazon web services, the largest stakeholder, conducts many events for both veterans and newbies in this field of cloud computing. 

Amazon Web Services (AWS):

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is Amazon’s cloud system, owning a dominant 34% of all cloud services. It is marketed as an easy, safe, and more feasible way for companies to get a large-scale computing capacity, and as a part of the agreement Amazon also provides security for systems, a sweet deal. AWS provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, or governments.

It provides a variety of basic abstract technical infrastructure and distributed computing building blocks and tools to help the consumers, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. Fees are based on a combination of usage, hardware, operating system, software, or networking features chosen by the subscriber required availability, redundancy, security, and service options. The AWS technology is implemented at server farms throughout the world and maintained by the Amazon subsidiary.

Benefits of Using AWS:

Amazon Web Services offers over 175 features and has millions of costumers. And is said to be much ahead of its competition. Indeed, its 34% market share is proof of its many advantages. Some listed here:

1. Functionality:

From infrastructure technologies (like storage and databases) to emerging technologies: Aws is said to have a significant edge over its competition in the number of services and features available in those services.

 2.  Security:

AWS is architected to be the most flexible and secure cloud computing environment available today. Indeed, with clients ranging from governments to banks, AWS has to deal with a lot of sensitive data. And this is done with 230 security, compliance, and governance services and features.

 3.  Community:

AWS has the largest community of users and partners of any cloud computing service available. ITs customers are in almost every industry and are extremely diverse. AWS also has a partner network ‘APN’.

4.    Operational Experience:

AWS has been providing cloud computing services for over 13 years and has benefits that come with such an experience: unmatched reliability, security, and performance.

5.   Global Network:

AWS currently has 77 availability zones in 24 geographic regions across the world. It has the most extensive global cloud infrastructure. 

AWS Summit

AWS Global Summits are free events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn more about AWS. At AWS Summits, we can learn how to choose the right database, modernize your data warehouse, and drive digital transformation using AI. In these summits, we hear and learn from AWS leaders, experts, partners, and customers. Summits are held in major cities around the world and attract technologists from all industries and skill levels who want to discover how AWS can help.

Components of an AWS summit:

At AWS we learn by attending technical breakout sessions, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, labs, and team challenges.

1.   Workshops

Workshops are 1-2hour sessions that engage attendees in a small-scale, hands-on format that provides a more tangible way to learn.

 2. Hands-on Labs

Hands-on labs help you evaluate and learn how to work with AWS solutions through step-by-step, self-paced instructions on an AWS Console in a live practice environment.

 3. Hackathon

Hacks and Jam Sessions are highly gamified events where participants complete tasks that challenge and educate them on the use of a wide range of AWS services.

 4. Chalk-Talk

Chalk talks are a highly interactive content format with a smaller audience. They begin with a 10–15-minute lecture delivered by an AWS expert, followed by a 45–50-minute Q&A session with the audience.

 5. Certification

Becoming AWS Certified recognizes individuals for their AWS expertise and enables organizations to identify skilled professionals to lead IT initiatives. Demonstrate your technical proficiency on AWS and receive special recognition.

  6. Builder sessions

Builder sessions are 60-minute small group sessions with up to six customers and one AWS expert, who are there to help answer questions and provide guidance.

AWS summits are must-attend events for anyone and everyone who wishes to utilize the cloud computing space. To find events nearby, check precious events..

Written By - Joshua Jedidiah Ramesh

Edited By - Vaibhav Sharma 

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