Creating a Launch Template

This video tutorial delves into scaling AWS EC2 instances, comparing vertical scaling (enhancing a single instance with more resources) with horizontal scaling (distributing traffic across multiple instances to handle more requests and increase reliability). It covers how to implement horizontal scaling to overcome the challenges of managing multiple instances and the limitations of private subnets. The solution presented is the Application Load Balancer, which provides a secure, efficient way to distribute incoming traffic evenly across all instances, ensuring your application remains highly available and resilient.

Class Description

Join us for a comprehensive workshop on deploying a scalable web server on AWS, tailored for both beginners and intermediate users. Dive into the essentials of AWS, focusing on the selection and utilization of Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for launching Linux servers with Node.js applications. 

Renan will guide you through setting up an EC2 instance, deploying your application, and ensuring its smooth operation.  This workshop is packed with practical demonstrations and best practices, aiming to equip you with the skills to streamline your web server deployments on AWS. Join us to enhance your AWS proficiency and master the art of deploying scalable web servers.


I am a detailed-oriented and skilled Security professional with nearly 10 years of experience in Cloud security and other information security areas. I’ve conducted many security assessments of cloud environments, used compliance frameworks and standards such as PCI DSS, CIS Benchmarks and NIST SP 800-53 and led many Cloud security best practices implementation efforts.

Continuous Integration
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
University of Liverpool
Cloud, DevOps & Security
Slalom Build
Senior Site Reliability Engineer
Staff Engineer, Security Engineering