There are quite a few advantages to installing infra with AWS, however the one I'm most interested in is automating the simple stuff and getting it right the first time. For example, remembering to:
- Add the service accounts
- Ensure that all files are added by the right accounts
- Add startup and shutdown scripts
- Configure pf
- Ensure logging is "just right"
AWS also has the notable advantage that with VPC, I can configure not only the OS and applications, but build infra.