My Amazon Web Services experiences

A few weeks ago, I decided to investigate Microsoft Azure… I also wanted to investigate AWS (Amazon Web Services).

It again! Only took me maybe a few minutes to setup a server… well I mean “Instance”…

EC2 Dashboard:

 

 

 

 

 

Selecting a Machine Image:

 

 

 

 

Selecting Hardware Details:

…well I only used free tier Hardware…

 

 

 

 

I didn’t specify any further Details, like VPC, Subnet, IP, Domain and so on:


 

 

 

Storage Details:

 

 

 

 

Documentation 🙂

 

 

 

 

Security Options:

I already had a Security Group and so on in place…

 

 

 

 

 

And that’s it!

Ready to launch:


 

 

 

 

I only had to download the RDP File:

 

 

 

 

 

And then I could connect and login to my Instance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice… almost the same experience like with azure… AWS has a few more options in terms of security available, well at least this was my feeling on my first time… I somehow also prefer these “products around AWS:

Like RDS, that is their Database Service, or IAM, that is the Integrated Security and Identity Management Service… or VPC as a possibility to separate your Infrastructure…

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe I try to investigate a few of them later…

 

My Microsoft Azure experiences

Microsoft Azure – IT Infrastructure in a nutshell…

a few days ago, I realized, that haven’t investigate the new Microsoft Windows Server 2016 yet, and due to the fact, that I am not deeply technical anymore, I started to ask myself, how I could get myself a Windows Server 2016 for testing…

In the past, this was a huge amount of effort…

  • I had to get appropriate Hardware in place (most of the times i installed a second OS on my Notebook)
  • I had to get Hypervisor Software in place
  • I had to get the Software and a valid licence keys in place
  • I had to get enough disk space in place
  • I had to carry this Hardware with me everywhere I needed it
  • or I had to set up a VPN Tunnel to my home network
  • and in most cases my Hardware was way to slow in the End 🙂

All of these tasks I had to take… and it consumed hours and days to get everything in place…

but now, we are in the age of Cloud Computing… so I just created myself a Windows Server 2016 in Microsoft Azure… and it took me a few minutes… well at least to specify the needed Hardware and Software… well the rollout process for the Server took a bit longer, ok, ok…

At first I had to select a available virtual machine template

…due to the fact, that I really want to explore the “Container” Technology, I selected a Microsoft Windows Server 2016 with Containers template


 

 

 

 

I only had to specify a few details… like Passwords, machine name and so on


 

 

 

 

 

 

for the machine sizing I even got to recommended machine sizings…


 

 

 

 

the whole process took me less then 10 minutes…


 

 

 

 

and then the rollout started, and this maybe took 30 minutes or a bit more…


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and then finally I got my virtual machine:


 

 

 

and finally…  I was able to launch it and connect to it:


 

 

 

and here we are: Ready to go:


 

 

 

I have one word for this:

lovely! 🙂