With the amazing growth in Cloud computing in 2015 and the volume of cloud processes continuously growing, there are still many cloud environments that are still managed physically. The need for sophisticated management and automation tools are now required to ensure that the cloud can deliver on its promise of faster and more flexible services, on more devices and on-demand.
Sydney Summit – Featured Speaker
Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales and Business Development, Amazon Web Services
Mike Clayville leads the global sales, professional services and training teams for Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this role, as a member of the AWS senior leadership team, he is responsible for providing strategic direction in the go to market strategy for AWS and helps the company shape it’s customer engagement strategy globally.
Elasticity, or the ability to match compute demand to supply, is one of the fundamental properties of the cloud. AWS Auto Scaling seamlessly adds or removes compute capacity over a bank of AWS EC2s. However, if your company doesn’t use Auto Scaling and runs EC2 instances that aren’t needed 24/7, you can be throwing money away. Instances that aren’t continuously performing some type of compute function, like hosting a website, should be shut down to save costs.
Understanding security is essential for trusting any cloud service, and AWS is no exception. How is data secured in AWS? What are its rules, methods and models? What are the best practices? And which elements are the responsibility of the customer and which are handled by Amazon Web Services?
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is a pay-as-you-go cloud platform that includes compute power, storage and database services as its core components. Users can select the CPU, memory, storage, networking capacity and access controls, OS, security and additional software needed to run a virtual computing environment.