Introduction to AWS

Written by

Indrita Chandra


Cloud Computing is used by many industries and enterprises to manage their computation needs in a strategic and profitable manner. For effective management of computational costs and utilization of resources in public cloud environments, developers must learn the tags that are used in public cloud environments and why they are used. They should also develop an effective system and tag management strategy across multiple enterprises of various sizes. 

Developers must also discover how cloud management tools can help them make sense of tagging in public cloud environments. For managing computation of costs and utilization of resources, public cloud environments like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google cloud platform uses tagging as a critical method. For gaining actionable data points around cloud costs and usage, tagging public cloud resources is an essential step. 

Administrators can follow several best practices and develop their own strategies to simplify tagging across the enterprise, though is an overwhelming process to implement. In this detailed guide to set up tags on a public cloud environment, I will introduce readers to concepts like public cloud tags, their type, effective tag utilization, the requirements and limitations of tags, the cost, and utilization reporting in cloud tools. I will proceed only after briefly describing a few key points that you must know about public cloud computing environments.

What is Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

Amazon Web Services, or AWS, is a developing cloud computing platform. It is comprehensive and is provided by Amazon. It includes a mixture of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. It can offer organizations with cloud computation services, computational power, storage of databases, and delivery services of contents. It was launched in 2006 from the internal infrastructure that built to handle its online retail operations. It was also one of the first companies that introduced a pay-as-you-go cloud computing model that provides users with computational power, computational storage, and output as is required. It also offers various tools and solutions for enterprises and software developers and is used in data centers in 190 countries.

 Organizations such as government agencies, educational institutes, non-profit, and also private organizations use AWS as their daily means of computational requirements and cloud services.

A majority of engineers are placed to handle the AWS environment with absolutely no experience or knowledge of the contents, documentation, or training. A developer must be able to quickly audit the account and get up to speed on its operation in case an employee leaves the company, a team is restructured, or the company acquires another department. Most of the time, the companies must keep the infrastructures running during the transition period to avoid losses.


Introduction to AWS