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Tag: Guides & Best Practices

Launch your app with the AWS Startup Kit

The AWS Startup Kit is a set of resources designed to accelerate startups’ product development on AWS. A core component of the Startup Kit is a set of well-architected sample workloads that can be launched within minutes. These workloads, which reflect best practices for reliability, networking, and security, are supported by AWS CloudFormation templates and code published on GitHub. They easily can be extended to create a wide variety of applications.

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Monitoring an app: examples from the AWS Startup Kit

Monitoring involves processing app logs and metrics to provide insights into your app’s performance and health so that you can keep your app running smoothly. It’s a best practice and key aspect of operational excellence, which focuses on how to optimally run systems. Operational excellence is one of the pillars of the AWS Well-Architected framework. […]

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A chart that helps us determine if we should work in a coffee shop or an incubator.

Coffee Shop or Incubator? Build Your Next Startup in the Right Place

It’s not that the days of the apocryphal garage startup are completely over. But let’s be honest: who even has a garage anymore? You are far more likely to find the next wave of startup entrepreneurs building out world-changing ideas in a co-working space, or within the supportive arms of an incubator or accelerator. The […]

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Getting started with AWS cost management

After you have created your first AWS account and applied security best practices, you may next want to start tracking your AWS costs so that you can stay within your budget. With AWS, you only pay for what you use, which results in a variable cost model, much like a utility bill. The more you […]

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Using AWS IoT to reduce waste (and get free food)

Post by Trevor Hillis, Commercial Sales Rep, AWS About two months ago, I purchased an AWS IoT button (a programmable physical button that integrates with AWS services) with the hope of learning a little bit more about IoT (Internet of Things) and programming. I don’t come from a technical background, have virtually no experience with […]

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Optimizing your costs for AWS services: Part 1

Since its inception in 2006, AWS has been committed to providing small businesses and developers the same world-class infrastructure and set of tools and services that itself uses to handle its massive-scale retail operations. In part one of this series on costs, we highlight how you can optimize your budget by using AWS in […]

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