As a developer, managing a Linux operating system is pretty far down the list of things I want to be doing. As Werner Vogels said:
“I’ve tried hugging a lot of servers in my life and believe me, they don’t hug you back. They hate you.”
The following post describes how you can break free of managing servers in AWS while maintaining industry standard security. The key enablers of this approach are S3, Lambda and Security Token Service (STS).
This might be a good time to grab a coffee. There’s quite a lot to cover, but it’s worth it. There’s no servers to manage, and you only pay for the time when your code is actually executing.