Introduction. AWS Solutions Architect Associate Complete Course

Chapter 1: Introduction to Amazon Web Services

Gonzalo Fernandez Plaza
5 min readJun 17, 2021

Hello everyone. In this first chapter, we will see a brief introduction to AWS. These are key concepts that everyone should know, even for the AWS Cloud Practitioner Exam. If you already know how AWS works, I invite you to skip this chapter.

AWS Introduction for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification.
AWS Introduction for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification.

Remember that all the chapters from the course can be found in the following link.

CLOUD COMPUTING

In the past, any company had its applications on its servers. This model has been evolving for some advantages until what we call Cloud Computing, which is where AWS comes into play. Let’s start by explaining the difference between these models:

1. On-Premises → You are the owner of the infrastructure. You hire people to maintain it; you have to plan the storage capacity, fix bugs, etc. In other words, you take all the risks.

2. Cloud → Someone owns the server, someone hires IT people, and you are responsible for setting up the cloud services and the code. Therefore, in a Cloud approach, you are in charge of maintaining your application, not maintaining the server or worrying about it failing. Some advantages of this approach:

  • Pay on demand → You pay only for what…

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Gonzalo Fernandez Plaza

Computer Science Engineer & Tech Lead 🖥️. Publishing AWS & Snowflake ❄️ courses & exams. https://www.fullcertified.com