Towards the Cloud covers the latest Amazon Web Services (AWS) tips, guides, and how-tos that you can trust.

In 2020 I launched this blog because I wanted to keep track of what I’ve built in various AWS migration projects and share this knowledge publicly, so other people can benefit from my learnings and experiences.

Once I started publishing various how-tos and guides, I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from the community.


Back in 2013, I discovered AWS during a migration project from a client who wanted to transfer their workload from on-prem to AWS. From that point, I learned the concepts of creating highly available environments using auto-scaling and distributed systems in the Cloud.

That initial project sparked my interest and inspired me to automate and build scalable, self-healing, and immutable (stateless) environments using Infrastructure as Code.

This meant I had to learn more about the DevOps way of thinking and use tools such as AWS CDK, AWS CloudFormation, git, python, and bash.

By continuously developing myself I’ve learned to adapt myself quickly to new emerging technologies.

7x AWS Certified

During my 9+ years working as a Cloud Engineer, I’ve accumulated 7 AWS Certifications of the available 12.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Badge
AWS Certified Security – Specialty Badge
AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional Badge
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Badge
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Badge
AWS Certified Developer – Associate Badge
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate Badge

Passing an AWS-certified exam validates my cloud expertise as a professional to build effectively in AWS Cloud.


Danny Steenman

Danny Steenman

About the author

Danny Steenman is a Principal Cloud Consultant with a background in DevOps Engineering and thorough hands-on experience in architecting and building highly scalable distributed systems on AWS Cloud using Infrastructure as Code.

A prominent leader who is passionate about sharing AWS technical expertise by writing technical articles.

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Editorial Guidelines

Every piece of content on Towards the Cloud is based on in-depth research across the web (e.g., AWS documentation, stack overflow) along with my 8+ years of Cloud Engineering experience, I ensure its quality, accuracy, and relevancy.

For example, the article titled “AWS Organizations – A Complete Guide with Best Practices” has been written after I built an AWS Organization for a client of ours. This means I’ve personally experienced how it works and figured out the pros and cons of this AWS Service.

For the article titled “How to pass the AWS DevOps Engineer Professional exam – guide” I studied different source materials and conducted the AWS Certified exam in order to share my experience on how you could prepare as best as possible to pass the exam.

Older posts are frequently updated to maintain their freshness and stay relevant like my AWS Certification guides.

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