20 Nov Engage Mobile Spent the Week with Amazon Web Services (AWS) – What’s New on the Cutting Edge of Cloud Computing?
Engage Mobile is a certified consulting partner for Amazon Web Services (AWS). What does that mean? It means we are one of the leading companies in Kansas City and the Midwest when it comes to cloud computing, cloud hosting and cloud storage. Darrin Clawson, the founder and CEO of Engage Mobile spent last week with the leaders of AWS at the annual AWS re:Invent conference.
Engage Mobile has been on the cutting edge of cloud computing for several years. Out of our headquarters in Kansas City, we manage the cloud infrastructure, cloud hosting and cloud storage for dozens of national companies. The engineers and cloud architects at Engage Mobile can help companies quickly migrate to the cloud in order to save on hardware costs and position our clients to rapidly scale using AWS’ world-class hardware and infrastructure.
Darrin spent the week with some of the best cloud computing minds in the world – with the goal of expanding his knowledge to increase the value Engage Mobile can provide to our clients. While there, he also received an Amazon Fire phone to use and test.
The following are some of the announcements from the event:
Amazon RDS for Aurora
Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of a commercial database while delivering similar performance and availability.
AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates code deployments to Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for you to rapidly release new features, helps you avoid downtime during deployment, and handles the complexity of updating your applications. You can use AWS CodeDeploy to automate deployments, eliminating the need for error-prone manual operations, and the service scales with your infrastructure so you can easily deploy to one EC2 instance or thousands.
AWS Key Management Service
AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is a managed service that makes it easy to create and control the keys used to encrypt data. KMS is integrated with other AWS services including Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Amazon Redshift, making it simple to encrypt your data with encryption keys that you manage and providing you an audit trail through AWS CloudTrail.
Amazon EC2 Container Service
Amazon EC2 Container Service is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run distributed applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EC2 Container Service lets you launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, allows you to query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and gives you access to many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles.
Contact Engage Mobile to see how we can help you transition your company to the cloud.