In addition to delivering great services and features to our customers, we are constantly working towards helping customers so that they can build highly-scalable, highly-available cost-effective cloud solutions using our services. We not only provide technical documentation for each service but also provide guidance on economics, cross-service architectures, reference implementations, best practices and details on how to get started so customers and partners can use the services effectively.
In this post, let's review all the content that we published in 2012 so you can help build and prioritize our content roadmap for 2013. We are looking for feedback on content topics that you would like us to build this year.
Here is a quick summary of all the technical whitepapers that we published in 2012.
|Backup and Recovery Approaches Using AWS||December 2012|
|Migrating AWS Resources to a New Region||December 2012|
|Development and Test on AWS||November 2012|
|Amazon VPC Network Connectivity Options||October 2012|
|The TCO of Web Applications in the Cloud||August 2012|
|Amazon.com leverages the AWS Cloud for Oracle Database Backups||August 2012|
|Mapping and GeoSpatial Analysis Using Esri's ArcGIS||August 2012|
|Secure Microsoft Applications on AWS||August 2012|
|Best Practices for Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES)||July 2012|
|Microsoft SharePoint Server on AWS Reference Architecture||April 2012|
|The TCO of a NoSQL Database Service||March 2012|
|Operational Checklists for AWS||February 2012|
|MongoDB on AWS||January 2012|
The full list of AWS technical whitepapers is available at http://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers. Most of the whitepapers are "living documents." We will continuously update them so they reflect the latest features and services.
In addition to the technical whitepapers, we also published several reference architecture datasheets in 2012
You can find the complete list of reference architecture datasheets at AWS Architecture Center.
Technical articles are short and simple step-by-step guides that help solve a particular task. Here is a quick summary of technical articles that we published in 2012:
You can find the complete list of articles at http://aws.amazon.com/articles.
Getting Started Video Series help you to get started with AWS. Here is a quick summary of several video series that we published in 2012:
with Amazon EC2
|Getting Started with Amazon S3||December 2012|
Started with Linux Web
Applications in the AWS Cloud
|Getting Started with Windows Web Applications in the AWS Cloud||November 2012|
up your Oracle Database to
Amazon S3 using RMAN
with Amazon Elastic MapReduce Series
Applications with Amazon DynamoDB Series
In 2012, we also published more than 300+ new Slide Decks on SlideShare. Some of the AWS re: Invent Session Decks are available below:
Application Services Track
Big Data + HPC Track
Compute + Networking Track
Enterprise IT Track
Resource Management Track
What would you like us to build in 2013?
At AWS, we strive to build what customers want. We would love to get your feedback on the content that we have already published. In addition, we would like to get your suggestions on what topics and types of technical content you would like us to build in 2013. For example, would you like us to build more reference implementations that includes easy-to-deploy AWS CloudFormation templates that you can customize like Deploy Your SharePoint 2010 Server Farm in 6 Simple Steps or would like us to provide more best practices on how to use each service like AWS IAM Best Practices and Amazon DynamoDB Best Practices or would you like us to build content specific to your industry/vertical like Financial Services Grid Computing on AWS whitepaper.
Give us your feedback in comments below or send us an email at evangelists@ and help us prioritize our plan. This is your opportunity to drive our content roadmap!
Note: If you are interested in working for AWS as Technology Evangelist and passionate about building world-class technical content, we are hiring!