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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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Introducing Amazon S3

Ever used Dropbox to store and back up your important data and files? Or how about Netflix to watch your favorite TV shows online? Both Dropbox and Netflix have one very interesting thing in common, which you may have guessed already! They are both using Amazon S3 to store and retrieve data. How much data are we talking about here? Well, way back in 2008, S3 was storing approximately 30 billion objects or unique data elements in it. This number has grown exponentially ever since with approximately 2 trillion objects reportedly stored in S3 as of April 2013, so no prizes for guessing what this number has gone up to today! But enough numbers, let's learn a bit more about what Amazon S3 actually is.

To begin with, Amazon S3 is a highly scalable, durable, and low cost storage as a service option provided by AWS for everyone to use. Using S3, you can upload virtually any file, folder, or data from anywhere on the web and retrieve it just as easily all the while paying only...