Glossary

Collection of key terms and definitions of cloud computing infrastructures, IaC, Terraform / OpenTF, Ansible, Kubernetes & AWS.

An AWS NAT Gateway is a managed service that allows instances in a private subnet to connect to the Internet while keeping them secure. It provides network address translation (NAT) for outbound traffic, allowing resources in a private subnet to access the internet while maintaining a private IP address.
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a web service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that enables users to securely control access to AWS services and resources. IAM allows administrators to manage users, groups, roles, and permissions within their AWS accounts, ensuring secure and fine-grained control over who can perform specific actions and access particular resources.
Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) service provided by AWS. It is designed to deliver content, including web pages, videos, images, and other static or dynamic assets, to users with low latency and high data transfer speeds. CloudFront accelerates content delivery by caching it at edge locations distributed globally.
AWS Route 53 DNS
Amazon Route 53 is a scalable and highly available Domain Name System (DNS) web service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is designed to route end-user requests to globally distributed endpoints, such as web applications or resources, and effectively connects user requests to the corresponding AWS resources.
AWS RDS
AWS RDS is a fully managed service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that simplifies the setup, operation, and scaling of relational databases in the cloud.
AWS EBS
Block storage for persistent data for EC2 instances. Instance storage for the operating system uses EBS volumes.
Terraform functions perform specific tasks on the data within the configuration files: Numeric Functions Perform mathematical operations like calculations, comparisons, and conversions on numbers. String Functions Manipulate text data, including formatting, searching, and transformations. Collection Functions Work with lists and maps, performing tasks like filtering, sorting, and aggregation. Encoding Functions Encode and decode data in […]
SSH, which stands for Secure Shell, is a cryptographic network protocol that allows for secure communication and data transfer between two computers over an insecure network. Usage: Key features of SSH: Applications of SSH: Next Steps:
AWS Internet Gateway
An AWS Internet Gateway is a component that facilitates communication between instances within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and the Internet
AWS Fargate
AWS Fargate is a serverless computing engine for containers.
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