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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By : Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By: Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar

Overview of this book

AWS is at the forefront of Cloud Computing today. Many businesses are moving away from traditional datacenters and toward AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. Because of its versatility and flexible design, AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of simple and complicated tasks such as hosting multitier websites, running large scale parallel processing, content delivery, petabyte storage and archival, and lots more. Whether you are a seasoned sysadmin or a rookie, this book will provide you with all the necessary skills to design, deploy, and manage your applications on the AWS cloud platform. The book guides you through the core AWS services such as IAM, EC2, VPC, RDS, and S3 using a simple real world application hosting example that you can relate to. Each chapter is designed to provide you with the most information possible about a particular AWS service coupled with easy to follow hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
AWS Administration – The Definitive Guide
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Introducing Amazon Route53

Amazon Route53 is a highly available and scalable authoritative Domain Name Service (DNS), which is responsible for routing users to internet-based applications. How does it do that? Well, Route53 works like any other DNS but on a much larger scale. It translates names such as to either an instance's IP address, such as, or even to an elastic load balancer's or Amazon S3's endpoints. But that's not all! The real power of Route53 comes with its ability to route traffic intelligently, which is achieved with the use of health checks and route-based traffic flows that route traffic based on latencies and geographies, and in a weighted round robin fashion. Recently, Route53 has also launched its very own domain registration service, using which you can register your very own custom domain names with AWS at absolutely nominal rates.

In this section, we will be exploring a few of these features along with some simple to follow examples...