Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers have expressed the need for a prescriptive guide to help them better understand how they can get started with the AWS platform when they are ready to move from informal experiments to the next stage of formally deploying their first few proof of value workloads to production.

Regardless of the type of workloads you intend deploy to AWS, this guide is intended to help you establish an initial form of your AWS environment that can grow along with your adoption of AWS.