What is AWS Console?


What is AWS Console?

AWS Console: All you need to know

For quite a long time, system/application scientists have looked for various ways to create and deploy sophisticated infrastructure or applications that provide highly scalable, all-around web-based services. And to a large extent, they have been able to succeed with the creation of web-based services like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

However, since our interest lies in discussing the AWS console, we will not dive into Azure. All around the world, AWS is trending, and a significant drive to this popularity is because around 80 percent of the fortune 500 companies have implemented Amazon web services, one way or another, into their network business solutions and digital transformation strategies.

AWS is a global cloud platform which allows users to host and manage web services across the internet in real-time and at a reasonable price.

So since we have been able to gather a few necessary information about AWS, let’s look at the agenda here. We are going to learn:

  • What is the AWS console?
  • Getting started with the AWS console
  • Exploring its features
  • The future of the AWS Console

What is the AWS console?

Let’s look at it this way, imagine you want to access all the features in your Facebook account; you’d need an interface where you can input your username and password to gain access. Then you can navigate through to your updates, messages, and other account information. Similarly, the AWS console functions in the same way. AWS console is the web application that allows users to access Amazon web services. Without the console presented in a way users can easily navigate to every Amazon web service, it will be difficult to have centralized access to all the Amazon web services. The console can be considered the backbone, or foundational web structure through which amazon web services can be accessed.

The console offers users an inbuilt interface to perform tasks like provisioning resources, lets you launch instances and work with Amazon S3 buckets. As we proceed, we will get to learn more about exploring the features and crucial other configuration.

Getting started with the AWS Console

Apart from accessing the AWS console through a web browser, you can also access it through the mobile app version. If you’re using a mobile phone, click here to get started on the mobile app.

To get started you will need to have an AWS account, and a web browser installed on your computer.

To open the AWS console, you will need to perform the following:

    1. Open a web browser
    2. Enter the URL http://aws.amazon.com/console/ to access the AWS management console.

  1. Create a new account if you don’t have any through this link: create a new account
  2. Click sign in and enter your login email and password to access your AWS services from your console.

To close the console is simple,

  • Click your name link at the top right corner of the page.
  • A drop down menu appears where you click the “Sign out.”
  • You’d be redirected to the console home page.
  • Close the browser and you are done.

Exploring its features

You can access AWS services on the console in two ways: through the search tab, or using the service menu. A user doesn’t only use these services but can manage his monthly billing and spending as well. Existing services can also be updated, new ones can be subscribed to and urgent tasks can be managed.

With the AWS console, you will be able to administer AWS accounts, learn more about AWS, work with tag editors. You can also manage AWS from your mobile device. It’s important to note that AWS console supports Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers.

The service menu highlights virtually every AWS service available. Through the console, you can manage your cloud storage and cloud computing infrastructure. You can also use it to manage the following AWS resources:

  • Elastic compute cloud
  • Elastic load balancing
  • CloudFormation
  • Amazon relational database services
  • AWS identity and access management
  • CloudWatch
  • Alexa for business
  • Lambda
  • Amazon autoscaling
  • Route 53
  • S3

And lots more…

The future of the AWS Console

Generally, consoles have been used for many years to control IT technology interfaces. The first AWS console was launched way back in the 1990s. If we are to compare it now, we would all say it is slow and ugly: built with a Netscape interface.

Recently, the new interface was launched, and it’s more straightforward with excellent user experience. The navigation is fast, and there is quick access to all the services you want.

This transition shows that change is inevitable, and it cuts across every technological facet, bringing every old technology platform to its knees. In the coming years, we won’t be surprised if we have a console that can speak back to us─ as a fully digitized web application.