It’s easy to manage Amazon solutions which don’t require any special operations skill. Set load balancer, speed up content delivery with Cloudfront, store enormous amounts of data in S3 in 2 clicks. But what if we wish to get into the bottom about idea how do they all work? Do they work right in our case?
4 words for every Linux system administrator: config, console, backup and log. Pay close attention on logs part. With properly configured log management you can closely listen your infrastructure. Under listening I mean determining some strange processes and statistics. More important would be service application logging. Also that’s great to redirect alerts to many destination points such e-mail or chat.