Preparing for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam can be a daunting process. It’s usually the first certification AWS developers attempt, and the list of topics can be overwhelming for those with less experience. Fortunately, knowing what resources to study and what resources to skip can make your study time much more effective. This article will serve as a guide to some popular study materials.
When renovating your home, you may choose cosmetic or structural changes depending on your needs and priorities. Similarly, those looking to take advantage of the Cloud for their monolithic architecture must decide if they need surface level changes or a deeper overhaul to accomplish their goals. On the one hand, a structural renovation might start with the demolition of your application and operations practices to fully take advantage of DevOps and Microservices. On the other hand, cosmetic changes can take the form of refactoring your operations and applications to utilize Cloud services while maintaining a monolithic architecture.
If you tear down your house, you will have nowhere to live until you rebuild, and you may not have the time or budget to go that route. If you want some of the benefits of the cloud, but time and budget will not allow an immediate overhaul, here are 3 cosmetic upgrades you can make to your server so that you can chip away at renovation while maintaining a livable environment.
The first step to a cloud migration is to align your strategy with your business goals, such as saving money on hosting, increasing workload capability, or making your application more available. There are various approaches to migrating applications to the cloud, and there is a fitting strategy for whatever goal you are trying to achieve.
There are several approaches for application migration to the Cloud, and each has its own merit. Depending on the current state of your application, you might choose to simply “lift and shift” it to the Cloud or, you may recognize the need to refactor, revise, or rebuild it to capitalize on the benefits Cloud technology provides. Here are two questions that every Cloud migration strategy should answer to help guide and define your implementation plan in a way that adds maximum value to the business.
According to the Harvard Business Review, “Every business is, willingly or unwillingly, a competitor on a software playing field, no matter which sector it’s in.” Consequently, the overarching goal for businesses today is to leverage software in a way that increases speed to market, improves customer satisfaction, and allows you to become more responsive to customers’ needs. To achieve all this, there must be a framework that supports a culture of innovation and shortens the time from identifying an opportunity or challenge to acting. This is where Agile, DevOps, and Cloud come into the picture. This article shows how each supports the other to create the perfect synergy for 99.99 software.