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How to View your Actual AWS Bill if you have AWS Credits


Having AWS Credits can significantly reduce the cost of your cloud resources in your AWS account. However, there are some changes in your AWS Billing and Cost Management console that you must be aware of, to ensure that you still understand the running cost of your cloud services. You can easily view the actual bill of your Amazon Web Services (AWS) account on the Bills page by default, which you can access via the Billing Dashboard. This screen will show you your total AWS bill, payment summary, AWS service charges, tax invoices, and many other info. It's a straight-forward process, [...]

How to View your Actual AWS Bill if you have AWS Credits2022-11-25T18:22:15+00:00

Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK)


Bookmarks Concepts Security Monitoring Pricing Amazon MSK Cheat Sheet A service that uses fully managed Apache Kafka to ingest and process streaming data in real-time. Concepts Configuration If you do not specify a custom MSK configuration, a default configuration will be assigned to a cluster. You can use the custom configuration to new or existing MSK clusters. MSK configurations allow you to specify the properties to be set as well as the values to be assigned to them. MSK Serverless A cluster type that enables you to run Apache Kafka without the need [...]

Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK)2023-02-22T01:10:06+00:00



Bookmarks Use Case Concepts Monitoring Pricing AWS CloudHSM Cheat Sheet A computing device that enables you to provision and manage your own single-tenant HSMs for the generation and use of encryption keys. A hardware security module (HSM) performs cryptographic operations and provides secure storage for cryptographic keys. You can perform the following cryptographic tasks: Generate, store, import, export, and manage cryptographic keys. Use symmetric and asymmetric algorithms to encrypt and decrypt your data. Compute message digests and hash-based message authentication codes using cryptographic hash functions. Cryptographically sign data and verify signatures. You can [...]

AWS CloudHSM2023-02-11T06:53:36+00:00

AWS Backup


Bookmarks Concepts Monitoring Pricing AWS Backup Cheat Sheet A service that enables you to centralize and automate data protection across AWS services and hybrid workloads. Concepts Backup plan A policy expression that determines when and how you want your AWS resources backed up. Stores periodic backups incrementally. A backup plan can be created using the AWS Backup console, API, CLI, SDK, or an AWS CloudFormation template. Backup plans can be assigned the following: Resource type - every instance or resource. Resource - a single instance of a resource type. Supports multiple backup plans for [...]

AWS Backup2023-01-30T01:22:26+00:00

AWS Compute Optimizer


Bookmarks Concepts Pricing AWS Compute Optimizer Cheat Sheet A service that recommends optimal AWS resources to reduce costs and improve performance of your workloads. Uses machine learning to analyze historical utilization metrics. You can view findings and recommendations across AWS Regions and accounts. Generates recommendations for the following resources: Amazon EC2 instances Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups Amazon EBS volumes AWS Lambda functions Concepts Recommendation preferences are features that you can activate to enhance or augment the recommendations generated for your resources. Enhanced infrastructure metrics - extends the look-back period for utilization metrics analysis to [...]

AWS Compute Optimizer2023-02-17T06:39:57+00:00

AWS AppSync


Bookmarks Concepts Monitoring Security Pricing AWS AppSync Cheat Sheet A serverless GraphQL and Pub/Sub API service that streamlines the development of modern web and mobile applications AppSync GraphQL APIs - provides a unified endpoint for securely querying and updating data from multiple databases, microservices, and APIs AppSync Pub/Sub APIs - data updates are automatically published to subscribed API clients via serverless WebSockets connections. Concepts GraphQL It allows apps to retrieve data from servers. The GraphQL proxy is a component that runs the GraphQL engine to process requests and map them to logical functions [...]

AWS AppSync2023-02-10T00:58:29+00:00

AWS Migration Hub


Bookmarks Features Concepts Monitoring Pricing What is AWS Migration Hub? AWS Migration Hub is a service for planning, orchestrating, and tracking application migration to AWS. Supports migration status updates from the following: AWS Application Migration Service AWS Database Migration Service AWS Migration Hub Features Use network visualization to quickly organize on-premises discovery data and accelerate migration planning. Strategy Recommendations analyzes your applications to help you determine the best strategy and tools for migrating and modernizing at scale. The orchestrator automates and simplifies application migration to AWS. A dashboard for monitoring the status and [...]

AWS Migration Hub2022-09-03T04:29:08+00:00

AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN)


Bookmarks How It Works Concepts Networking Monitoring Security Pricing An automated lift-and-shift solution that simplifies, expedites, and lowers the cost of migrating applications to AWS. It converts source servers to run natively on AWS. How It Works Install AWS Replication Agent on the source servers. If you use agentless replication for vCenter feature, you must add your source servers by installing the AWS MGN vCenter Client. Replicate source servers to AWS. Perform acceptance tests on servers. Execute a cutover instance. Concepts Replication Settings Determines how data will be replicated from source [...]

AWS Application Migration Service (AWS MGN)2022-08-29T13:42:12+00:00

AWS Certified Solutions Architect SAA-C03 Content Update


With the new version of AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam coming out very soon, we are delighted to let you know that we started transitioning our SAA practice exams from the SAA-C02 to the new SAA-C03 exam version based on the brand new cloud services that AWS recently released. We also released the new SAA-C03 version of our AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Study Guide eBook quite recently.  As for our SAA-C03 video course, it will be updated in the coming weeks based on the new topics and concepts that our team will encounter on the actual [...]

AWS Certified Solutions Architect SAA-C03 Content Update2022-08-23T12:51:28+00:00

AWS Application Discovery Service


Bookmarks Concepts Monitoring Pricing A service that collects usage, behavior, and configuration data from on-premises servers to help you plan your migration to AWS. The collected data can be exported to Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight for analysis. Integrated with AWS Migration Hub to track the migration status of each application from the home Region. Concepts Discovery Agent An agent installed on virtual machines, EC2 instances, and on-premises servers. Supports Windows and Linux operating systems. Before deploying the agent, it must be registered to a Migration Hub home Region. Collects the following data: System [...]

AWS Application Discovery Service2023-03-29T05:44:26+00:00

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