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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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So it's been a really long but interesting chapter and I really hope that you have got to learn about Amazon ELB as well as Auto Scaling as much as possible. Let's quickly recap all the things covered so far in this chapter.

To begin with, we talked about the importance of Auto Scaling and how it proves to be super beneficial when compared to the traditional mode of scaling infrastructure. You then learnt a bit about AWS Auto Scaling and its core components. Next, you learnt about a new service offering called Elastic Load Balancers and saw how easy it is to deploy one for your own use. Toward the end of this chapter, we also deployed our first Launch Configuration and an Auto Scaling Group and, finally, topped it all off with some simple steps to help verify and test the entire setup.

In the next chapter we are going to dive into the amazing world of databases and learn how AWS provides some simple and easy to use database services, so stay tuned for lots more coming your way!