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AWS is the most popular cloud provider, accounting for about ⅓ of all cloud spend. Almost all our infrastructure client discoveries find they are already using or want to use AWS.

There is a dizzying array of services AWS provides. Many with unhelpful or even misleading names. Here's a short list of essential services we use when deploying container backed web services (a common pattern):

  • IAM
  • S3
  • ALB
  • ECS
  • Route53
  • ACM
  • Lambda
  • Parameter Store

We encapsulate a lot of the complexity of configuring services (with good defaults) via our Terraform modules.

There's also this 2 minute video which sings through the names of 168 services. Watch at your own peril. 😱

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