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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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Planning your next steps

So far, all we have worked with are Linux instances, so the next step that I recommend is that you go ahead and deploy your very first Windows server instance as well. Just a few pointers worth remembering are to make sure you enable the firewall rule for RDP protocol (TCP Port 3389) in the security group and to generate the administrator password using the key pair that you create. For more in-depth steps, check out this simple tutorial at

The second thing worth trying out are spot instances. Now, you may be wondering that spot instances seem kind of hard to grasp, but in reality they are a lot easier and cost efficient to work with. Try and spin up a simple t2.micro Linux instance using spot pricing and compare the difference with a traditional on-demand instance. To know more about spot instances, check out

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