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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.
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AWS Administration – The Definitive Guide
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Content delivery using Amazon CloudFront

Moving on, Route53 is yet another awesome service provided by AWS that is specially designed for distributing and delivering content across the globe and it is called Amazon CloudFront. For some reason, CloudFront is not one of the most commonly used services in the AWS service family; nevertheless, it is still a good alternative to S3 when it comes to distributing content geographically. How does it all work? Well, it's quite simple actually! To begin with, the first thing that you need to do is configure an Origin Server. An Origin Server is nothing more than a place from where CloudFront retrieves the files or content for distribution. Origin Servers can be anything from an S3 bucket to even an EC2 instance running in a VPC. Once an Origin is defined, the next step involves the upload of objects to your Origin Server. Objects can be anything from images, media files, to even web pages! Yes, you heard it right! Web pages as well! Anything and everything...