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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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Planning your next steps

There are a ton of amazing things that you can do besides the steps that we have covered in this chapter. To begin with, try out encrypting your databases using the Encryption facility provided by RDS itself. RDS encrypts as well as decrypts data without any major impact on your DB instance's performance. The encryption process can only be set up during the DB instance's initial deployment phase, so plan and use the facility before you actually deploy your database. An important point to remember here, though, is that encryption is not supported on the t1.micro instance class. You will have to use the memory optimized (R3) or burst capable (T2) for the same. To know more about how you can use and set up the encryption on your DB instances, refer to

Besides RDS, AWS also provides a host of other database-related services that you can try out depending on your application's needs. For example...