It is globally known that to earn an AWS certification implies the higher level of qualification of experience in an employer’s and peer’s eyes and increase an organization’s proficiency with applications that are AWS-based.
One or more years of hands-on experience designing and maintaining an AWS-based application
In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language
Understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic architecture best practices
Proficiency in designing, developing, and deploying cloud-based solutions using AWS
Experience with developing and maintaining applications written for Amazon Simple Storage Service, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service, Amazon Simple Notification Service, Amazon Simple Workflow Service, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and AWS CloudFormation.
Along with a keen interest in the AWS framework and a hands-on experience in the methodologies, it is essential to be proficient in networking concepts, system administration in Linux/UNIX/Windows, scripting, and basic monitoring techniques in a dynamic environment.
The following 5 DevOps platforms are a good bet to deploy into Cloud computing are now hot in the Market.
CloudMunch – Founded by veterans in the field of system integration and software delivery, CloudMunch started as a platform to deliver DevOps as a Service. It started as a SaaS offering with support for a variety of tools spanning from source code control to build automation to testing to deployment to monitoring.
CloudMunch supports mainstream IaaS and PaaS such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Heroku as deployment targets. Like most of its peers and competitors in the market, CloudMunch embraced Docker to deliver agility and flexibility to customers. The latest version of the platform comes with built-in analytics that provides visibility and insights into the DevOps process. The concept of templates enables the integration of existing tools used by enterprises.
CloudMunch is one of the most robust DevOps platforms available in the market. Enterprises can deploy it within the datacenter while startups and mid-sized business can sign-up for the SaaS flavor of the platform. The company is attempting to be more than just a CI/CD platform in the cloud. It differentiates itself by delivering comprehensive insights across each phase of application lifecycle management.
CloudBees– is an example of a startup that successfully pivoted to define a new category in the market. Sacha Labourey, former CTO of JBoss, founded CloudBees in 2010 as an enterprise Java PaaS company. It didn’t take much time for him to realize the changing market dynamics. While Docker started to disrupt existing PaaS business model, CloudBees worked hard to reposition itself as an enterprise build automation company. It embraced Jenkins, the most popular open source build management, and automation tool. Sacha managed to get Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the creator and lead developer of Jenkins CI join his company. This move helped CloudBees sustain the momentum that Jenkins gained in the open source community.
Currently, CloudBees offers multiple flavors of Jenkins to customers. For enterprises, it has an enhanced and hardened platform fully supported by the CloudBees team.
CloudBees has successfully transformed into an enterprise Jenkins company. The company is aiming to become synonymous with Jenkins. It partnered with AWS, Microsoft, Red Hat, and Pivotal to deliver an integrated CI/CD environment.
Drone – is one of the simplest hosted CI/CD platforms in the cloud. It helps developers in quickly configuring projects to automatically build, test, and deploy as they make changes to the source code.
Developers can start by connecting the source code repositories to Drone. After choosing the right programming language and the environment, Drone will configure the build process. At the end of the build process, Drone will create a hook to automatically trigger the workflow each time code is committed to Github or Bitbucket.
Drone aims to be the build automation tool targeting independent developers and startups. If you are looking for an easy way to integrate container-based build automation, Drone might be the platform for you.
Shippable – Founded in 2013 in Seattle, Shippable is one of the youngest DevOps companies. It was the first to discover the potential of Docker for continuous delivery of software. Shippable exploits Docker to implement an extensible and robust build pipeline. It makes it easy to target single code-base across development, test, staging, and production environments. Customers can use Shippable on-premises or as a SaaS platform to integrate CI/CD pipeline.
Though customers can start using the Docker plugin for Jenkins to build container images, Shippable goes much beyond that. Customers can choose from a variety of available images for each language that is pre-loaded with popular services and tools. The concept of “bring your own host” (BYOH) enables enterprises to attach existing machines to their Shippable subscription to route the build process to the on-premises infrastructure.
Shippable’s strength lies in its integration with proven source code management tools, IaaS, PaaS, and container registries.
Wercker – is one of the CI/CD tools based on Docker. Founded in 2012 in Amsterdam, this company was in the news recently for announcing Wercker Workflows, an environment to Create automated workflows between build pipelines. The concept of workflows breaks the notion of having a rigid build pipeline by making them reusable. Customers can create multiple pipelines, and can chain them together. They can even create tree-like structures that connect existing pipelines.
The key differentiating factor of Wercker is the ability to create complex workflows involving independent build pipelines. The company has partnered with Mesosphere, Google, CoreOS, Deis, and AWS to bring multiple deployment targets into the workflow. The complete Artcile adopted from Forbes.
Nobody has ever accused AWS of being too easy to use. While Amazon’s cloud computing platform is extremely powerful and launches feature updates on an almost daily basis, all of that power comes with a lot of complexity. Even if you only want to set up a basic WordPress install on a single machine, getting started with the AWS Management Console can be daunting.
Cloud With Me reduces this process to just a few clicks. The self-funded five-person team built the service to bridge the gap between old-school virtual machine-based hosting services and the cloud. “There is a gap between the old hosting companies and AWS,” according to Cloud With Me founder and CEO Gilad Somjen. “Everybody wants to move to the cloud guys, but it’s too hard.”
To get started, you simply select what region you want to run your server in, what instance type you need and whether you want to install any additional software packages like WordPress, Drupal and Magento, or an email, database or FTP server. You also tell Cloud With Me which domain name you want to use (because getting your domain name to point to an AWS machine isn’t exactly trivial either). From there, you enter your AWS information and your server will be ready to go. Once it’s up and running, you can then also use Cloud With Me to manage your machines as well. Read more