Sysadmins will find simple and practical uses for AWS and EC2

Every system administrator should consider moving at least one system to the cloud. There are many reasons. Maybe the command has trickled down to the C-Suite. Perhaps you are in the process or retiring obsolete software and hardware, and the cloud is starting to look like a viable alternative.
It doesn’t have be a catastrophic event to move systems to AWS. It is probably better to approach each system individually, considering how the cloud might help us deliver and manage that solution more efficiently.
But where should we start? We need to focus on solutions that make our users, our supervisors, as well as ourselves, happy. AWS can be used to reduce costs, improve functionality, and reduce administrative burden.
A note on terminology. AWS cloud uses its own nomenclature, which may work against it more than Amazon realizes. This often confusing terminology is one of the first hurdles that AWS newbies have to overcome. We’ll be exploring the best AWS services for getting started. As we do so, we’ll use italics as we define AWS-specific terms.
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Hardware is expensive. In a few years, a new server of the highest quality will be obsolete. It’s worth considering moving those services to AWS EC2 instances instead when it’s time for hardware retirement. An Elastic Compute Cloud instance (EC2) is the same concept that a Virtual Private Servers (VPS) instance.
To create your own EC2 server you will need to select the appropriate AMI from console. After that, log in to configure it as you wish. Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), a collection pre-built servers, are available for you to choose from based on your specific needs. You can also create an AMI to allow you to set up multiple servers with your customized configuration.
EC2 is a cool service that allows you to scale your server from the console when it reaches its limits. You can upgrade the CPU, memory, or storage by stopping an instance, selecting the appropriate specifications, and then restarting. It’s over with the long nights and weekends spent on data center migrations.
EC2 instances can also be scaled manually based on load. This is the best way for dynamic services that experience frequent spikes in usage to get the most server bang.
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You can build a LAMP/WISA stack using EC2 instances. Amazon’s global network infrastructure makes it possible to build a LAMP or WISA stack. It offers network performance and availability that is far superior to what you can do locally. A self-managed EC2 instance is more customizable than a colocation or web host. EC2 is easier to update, more reliable, and cheaper than other options.
It is very easy to set up a cloud-based website server. You can choose to use an AMI image that includes your preferred web and database server, or you can start with the barebones Amazon Linux 2 (or Windows Server 2019 Base) base. After choosing the AMI image from the console, configure your security keys, launch and log in to the terminal. FTP clients can be used to transfer files, as well as setting up your web server or database.
AWS Lambda allows you to go serverless
It’s possible to make many applications completely serverless with some planning. This is possible with two AWS services: Lambda (or S3)
AWS Lambda allows you to store and call code without having to create a server. Lambda supports many programming languages and allows functions that are repetitive to be executed in a serverless environment. Lambdas can also be created.