Solution Architecture in AWS

Zach Lawrence, Dev Technology Senior IT System Administrator, joins Adam D’Angelo to talk about a preparing for the AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam as well as some of the unique considerations for development in the cloud environment. Zach and Adam discuss the following.

  • AWS Solution Architect exam prep tips including the importance of understanding the vocabulary, using practice tests to prepare, and the importance of practicing with VPCs
  • The importance of understanding the formal features of AWS for making tradeoff decisions
  • How architecting in the cloud changes the way you think about developing a solution—the underlying infrastructure is essential to leveraging the benefits of the cloud
  • Using different locations for latency tradeoffs
  • The importance of hands on learning
  • Selecting cloud native vs cloud agnostic functionality
  • Security on-prem vs the cloud
  • Avoiding vendor lock-in