AWS Cloud Amazon Web Services Inc. has added more Quick Starts to its portfolio. These Quick Starts provide reference deployment packages for popular solutions. AWS Quick Starts combine security and high availability best practice into packages that combine deployment guides and AWS CloudFormation templates to make it easier to implement key AWS workloads. They are designed to simplify the deployment process by replacing complicated procedures that may involve hundreds of steps with one-click functionality. They come in seven categories: DevOps, Databases & Storage, Big Data & Analytics, Security & Compliance; Microsoft & SAP and Networking & Access. AWS explains that they can be used in the following ways:

  • Use this as a guideline for your own implementations. To develop your own solutions, you can use the Quick Starts patterns and practices.
  • To speed up solutions for customers. Quick Starts can be customized and are modular. You can speed up your deployments using the default automation, or stacking on top existing Quick Starts. You have two options: build from scratch or deploy the workload to an existing virtual private cloud (VPC).
  • For rapid, frictionless proof of concept and scenario testing. You can spin up and down environments as necessary to iterate through your scenarios quickly.

In a blog post last week, spokesperson Jeff Barr stated that six new Quick Starts have been introduced by the company in the past few months. New offerings have been introduced in the Big Data & Analytics category for Tableau Server, Splunk Enterprise. A UK-OFFICIAL Quick Start was added to the Security & Compliance section for workloads that are classified as UK (UK) OFFICIAL. This is in addition to the Symantec Protection Engine. Alfresco One was added to the Additional category, which allows you to deploy an Enterprise Content Management server cluster. The AWS Quick Start site now lists 46 items.

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