Gaia’s cloud secret weapon

Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, Amazon Aurora, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon DynamoDB….oh, hello there! Sorry, just going through some Amazon Web Service (AWS) products. There are so many, and more keep on being added. Here’s an introduction:

As a relatively new member of the Gaia team, I have been making myself aware of all these tools on the way to becoming fluent in their services. Since March I have completed a few accreditations, well on the way to the first certificate. Quite a few staff have now completed, or are in various stages of completing, accreditation both on the technical side and the business side. We have staff both designing solutions and implementing them. And yes, AWS has a lot of support and training for their vendors too.

We have been quietly achieving successful outcomes using AWS. For example, recently we have implemented:

  • online web forms for local government – a solution that is actually serverless and has a minimal monthly cost (Amazon Lambda, S3, SES, Dynamo, Cloudwatch);
  • a back end to a mobile app that was made for one of the states volunteer services. Its infrastructure was mounted in AWS, giving a robust infrastructure that runs with minimal intervention (Elastic Beanstalk, S3 storage and protected by AWS Shield, WAF and Guard Duty).
Integration is key

Integration is key

In fact, our DevOps team are finding better ways to utilise AWS on nearly every job now coming through the door. From server and application replacement to data analytics and more. So if you are thinking about your operational future, or are getting your PAAS, IAAS, SAAS in a tizzy, AR to VR, AI to IoT, there are a lot of options for you to explore. So much so, that there may well be a solution in there that you just haven’t thought of yet.

If you’d like to know more, feel free to reach out and see what Gaia can do for you in this rapidly emerging space. Comment below, contact me at, or start a chat via Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.


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