What is this technology good for?

While I don’t claim to know every single thing that AWS can do (it is massive), here are a couple things I’ve done with AWS and/or their API.

  • Install Command Line AWS
  • Spin up servers, run intense crons, spin down servers
  • Packaging and deploying websites to specific development environments through Code Deploy
  • Managings IAM permissions
  • Load balancing resources
  • RDS Setup
  • Memcache Server via ElastiCache (don’t bother, cheaper to use an EC2 Instance.  Suitable for most needs)
  • EC2 Instance management
  • Elastic IP usefulness