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AWS OpsWorks at re:Invent 2015

re:Invent 2015 is right around the corner. Here’s an overview of the AWS OpsWorks breakout sessions and bootcamp.

DVO301 – AWS OpsWorks Under the Hood

AWS OpsWorks helps you deploy and operate applications of all shapes and sizes. With OpsWorks, you can create your application stack with layers that define the building blocks of your application: load balancers, application servers, databases, etc. But did you know that you can also use OpsWorks to run commands or scripts on your instances? Whether you need to perform a specific task or install a new software package, AWS OpsWorks gives you the tools to install and configure your instances consistently and help them evolve in an automated and predictable fashion. In this session, we explain how lifecycle events work, and how to create custom layers and a runtime system for your operational tooling and how to develop and test locally.

DVO310 – Benefit from DevOps When Moving to AWS for Windows

In this session, we discuss DevOps patterns of success that favor automation and drive consistency from the start of your cloud journey. We explore two key concepts that you need to understand when moving to AWS: pushing and running code. We look at Windows-specific features of services like AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CloudFormation, AWS OpsWorks, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and supporting technologies like Chef, PowerShell, and Visual Studio. We also share customer stories about fleets of Microsoft Windows Server that successfully operate at scale in AWS.

Taking AWS Operations to the Next Level Bootcamp

This full-day bootcamp is designed to teach solutions architects, SysOps administrators, and other technical end users how to leverage AWS CloudFormation, AWS OpsWorks, and AWS Service Catalog to automate provisioning and configuring AWS infrastructure resources and applications. In this bootcamp, we build and deploy an end-to-end automation system that provides hands-off failure recovery for key systems.

re:Invent is a great opportunity to talk with AWS teams. As in previous years, you will find OpsWorks team members at the Application Management booth. Drop by and ask for a demo!

Didn’t register before the conference sold out? All sessions will be recorded and posted on YouTube after the conference and all slide decks will be posted on