Joel Williams, Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect, gave one of the best talks at the recent re:Invent confrence, and High Scalability just did a write up of the presentation as well. Note: this isn't aimed at advanced AWS users.
"Cloud computing gives you a number of advantages, such as the ability to scale your web application or website on demand. If you have a new web application and want to use cloud computing, you might be asking yourself, "Where do I start?"
Join us in this session to understand best practices for scaling your resources from zero to millions of users. We show you how to best combine different AWS services, how to make smarter decisions for architecting your application, and how to scale your infrastructure in the cloud."