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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By : Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar
Book Image

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
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Chapter 3. Images and Instances

In the previous chapter, we learnt a lot about how AWS provides top of the line security and access management capabilities to its users in the form of IAM and various other tools.

In this chapter, we will explore one of the most popular and widely used AWS's core services, that is, Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). This chapter will cover many important aspects about EC2, such as its use cases, its various terms and terminologies, and cost-effective pricing strategies to name a few. It will also show you how to get started with the service using both the AWS Management Console and the AWS CLI; so buckle up and get ready for an awesome time!