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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 plenty of amazing things that you can configure and try on S3 besides the steps we have covered in this chapter. For example, you can leverage the encryption functionality provided by S3 to encrypt data in transit as well as at rest. Amazon S3 supports two types of encryption technique especially for this purpose: client-side encryption and server-side encryption.

Client-side encryption comes in really handy when you as an end user want to manage the encryption process, the encryption keys, tools, and so on. Generally, this encryption process is performed on the object before it gets uploaded to S3. You can also protect your data in transit using client-side encryption facilities such as SSL. Server-side encryption is where Amazon S3 encrypts and decrypts your data for you before it is stored within its data centers. Server-side encryption can be leveraged along with AWS Key Management Service (KMS) as well as with Amazon S3 managed keys. You can read about...