It is safe to say that Cloud Computing is an absolute game-changer, especially in the IT industry. Generally, it is the delivery of all kinds of computing services from servers to databases, from applications to networking, storage, and more, over the internet to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale. Many companies are now embracing this innovation as part of their windows application development. Among all the cloud computing services in the market today, Amazon Web Services or AWS is currently the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. In this webinar led by Stephen Ball, Marco Cantu, and Richard Hatherall of Appercept, we will dive into Amazon Web Services, particularly with the AWS SDK library for Delphi.
What is Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its Key Services?
In this video, we will be looking at how we can use Amazon web services or AWS with Rad Studio 11. Prior to that, the webinar will briefly discuss the essence of cloud computing and why should you use such service rather than the traditional IT measures. One of the key essences of cloud computing is about making large-scale computing power accessible to anyone. Another notable advantage of this service is that it can cut costs and it enables companies to focus more on the core business instead of focusing on the obstacles that get thrown by IT infrastructure.
We will also get a side-by-side comparison between cloud computing services and on-premise software in terms of various factors such as scalability, server storage, data security, data loss, and maintenance. We will also learn the differences between all major cloud deployment models such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. Finally, we will also learn all the fundamental information about Amazon Web Services and all the key services that it offers. Generally, AWS provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs and it also provides a variety of basic abstract technical infrastructure and distributed computing building blocks and tools.
What is Appercept’s AWS SDK for Delphi
The webinar will also share Amazon Web Services’ humble origin that started in March 2006. It is important to note that AWS pioneered the usage of virtualization to deliver IaaS at a cheaper and on-demand pricing basis. We will also dive into some of the key services offered by AWS including the Simple Storage Service (S3 Storage), Simple Notification Service (SNS), and Simple Queue Service (SQS). In connection to this, Appercept recently launched a new AWS client library exclusively for Delphi ~ the AWS SDK for Delphi.
Currently in Preview Edition, this AWS SDK for Delphi offers support for a few AWS services. It offers direct mapping to the AWS APIs and a few of the aforementioned AWS key services like the S3 Storage, SNS, and solid support of user accounts and access permission. The library will soon be available on GetIt and will soon be included in the Enterprise and Architect editions of Delphi and RAD Studio. To know more about this AWS client library and Appercept’s future plans, feel free to watch the webinar below.
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