Stratus Cloud Consulting Corporate Website – AWS Reference Architecture

Stratus Cloud Consulting uses Amazon Web Services to host their Corporate Website.

Below is the reference architecture that Stratus Cloud Consulting used to deploy their highly available Corporate Website.

Stratus Cloud Consulting Corporate Website AWS Reference Architecture

Corporate Website – Key AWS Building Blocks

Below are some of the Key AWS Building Blocks that we used.

  • AWS Route 53
  • AWS EC2
  • AWS Cloudfront
  • AWS Cloudwatch
  • AWS S3
  • AWS Glacier
  • Corporate Website – Platform

    At Stratus Cloud Consulting, we elected to utilize opensource technologies as much as possible to deliver a final solution that is cutting edge & extremely cost effective.

    Just as we selected opensource technologies as our platform of choice for our own infrastructure, so we have chosen Amazon Web Services as our hosting partner of choice. We’ve examined all the options currently available and have carefully made our selection to ensure we deliver solutions that are Well-Architectured.

    We selected WordPress as our CMS of choice together with MySQL as the backend Database. The solution also runs on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in order to eliminate OS licensing Costs.

    AWS Direct Connect brings the Amazon network to South Africa in Cape Town & Johannesburg

    AWS Direct Connect

    Today AWS Direct Connect has landed for the first time on the African continent with two new sites in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa. In Cape Town, AWS Direct Connect is at the Teraco CT1 data center and in Johannesburg, at the Teraco JB1 data center. Both these sites can be found under the EU West (Ireland) AWS region in the AWS Management Console. With global access enabled, these sites can reach AWS resources in any global AWS region.

    Customers in South Africa can now establish a dedicated network connection from their premises to AWS. As with any AWS Direct Connect site, these sites conform to the standard resiliency model that includes two customer facing devices per location that allow customers to establish locally resilient connectivity and redundant connectivity to the Amazon backbone network. Using AWS Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. Connections are always made to a particular Direct Connect location, and can run at either 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps, or work with a partner to connect at speeds less than 1Gbps.

    AWS Direct Connect

    Please see the AWS website for details on locations and pricing. Instructions on how to set up AWS Direct Connect are available on the Users Guide. Sign in to your AWS Management Console to order AWS Direct Connect today!

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    Amazon sets its sights on new data centre in SA

    Amazon
    Amazon.com

    It is a matter of when rather than if Amazon Web Services opens one of its data centres in South Africa.

    That is the message from Amazon’s chief technology officer, Werner Vogels, who said on Wednesday the group was working on understanding not only South African entrepreneurs but those across the continent.

    “We have a lot of customers here already, especially when it comes to young business … but also larger companies, before opening up a region here,” Vogels told Business Times on the sidelines of the company’s summit in Cape Town.

    https://www.businesslive.co.za/bt/business-and-economy/2017-07-08-amazon-sets-its-sights-on-new-data-centre-in-sa/

    One of the first AWS Consulting Partners in South Africa

    Stratus Cloud Consulting is proud to be one of the first AWS Consulting Partners in South Africa. Having gained vast AWS experience in the financial services sector we pursued the opportunity to become an AWS Consulting Partner.

    AWS Consulting Partners

    We are not only one of the first South African AWS Consulting Partners, but also an AWS Client

    From inception, we have used our own operation as a testing ground for cloud services. In using cloud services for our own infrastructure we were able to substantially optimize deliverables for our clients.

    Over the past years, Stratus Cloud Consulting has migrated its entire operation to the cloud.

    Amazon started its life in the cloud, but not as a hosting provider. The organization was its own test case, perfecting the cloud model in its e-commerce environment. With an intimate understanding of the pains, challenges and infinite possibilities, it was able to improve to a point where it could confidently roll out its product offering to the public.

    Innovate today or be gone tomorrow

    Innovation is key to Stratus Cloud Consulting’s success. Over the years we have developed reference architectures that aligns with best practice frameworks like PCI-DSS, HIPAA & POPIA.

    Specialists

    At Stratus Cloud Consulting, we elected to utilize opensource technologies as much as possible to deliver a final solution that is cutting edge & extremely cost effective.

    Just as we selected opensource technologies as our platform of choice for our own infrastructure, so we have chosen Amazon Web Services as our hosting partner of choice. We’ve examined all the options currently available and have carefully made our selection to ensure we deliver solutions that are Well-Architectured.

    Our Five core design Pillars

    Security
    Reliability
    Performance Efficiency
    Cost Optimization
    Operational Excellence