IT engineers tend to produce more cloud-friendly applications to get benefits from cloud technology.
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The main reason behind this is that organizations are aiming more towards managing their product, and they do not like to take the burden of managing anything else. This way the business product is focused the most, and thanks to the managed services, reliability and availability of the product is now high. Also, scalability and redundancy is there. In addition to that, the product has a good opportunity to grow itself with the latest technology.
While things are stabilized and have more control in cloud managed services, software delivery lifecycle changes have also happened. The famous waterfall method has been replaced by Agile, and Agile has been replaced by DevOps (Continuous Integrity & Delivery). Here are some of the highlights on how to use AWS to streamline your system architectures and automations:
How each component of CI/CD must be placed in an architecture and what is AWS potion of it?
AWS services that can be used to host each component and an ideal system environment design with common AWS managed services.
System Engineers do not manually create and configure any of the above services in a cloud environment when CI/CD is in place. Every single resource is managed by automation and deployments are going through automated system release pipelines (CI/CD automation cluster is not included in the diagram).
AWS managed services always comes with an additional cost. Unless our systems use them, we need to use our own methods instead. For example:
With the vast collection of instance flavors, complementary bundle of managed services, monitoring/analytical options, container solutions, Lamda functions, advance API features AWS provides a better ground level platform for DevOps to explore and expand their solutions. In addition to that AWS is highly cost effective when you pick the right AWS resource types. With all these aspects it is right to call AWS as the leading cloud platform for DevOps nowadays.