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Practical AWS Networking

By : Mitesh Soni
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Practical AWS Networking

By: Mitesh Soni

Overview of this book

Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates the public cloud market by a huge margin and continues to be the first choice for many organizations. Networking has been an area of focus for all the leading cloud service providers. AWS has a suite of network-related products which help in performing network related task on AWS. This book initially covers the basics of networking in AWS. Then we use AWS VPC to create an isolated virtual cloud for performing network-related tasks. We then provide an overview of AWS Direct Connect after taking a deep dive into scalability and load balancing using the auto scaling feature, Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon Route S3. Toward the end of the book, we cover troubleshooting tips and security best practices for your network. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on experience of working with network tasks on AWS.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page

The Basics of Networking with AWS

In this chapter, we will look at a brief overview of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its networking services so that we can get started quickly and have an idea about key services and key concepts.

To understand AWS, it is better to have a core understanding of what exactly it is and then look at AWS-related topics.

Cloud computing, cloud service models, cloud deployment models, and cloud characteristics that are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition will help us understand the core of cloud computing. This chapter will cover how we can categorize different services of AWS by considering cloud service models and cloud deployment models.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics in detail:

  • The core concepts of AWS
  • Regions and Availability Zones
  • Security and compliance
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
  • Security groups
  • An overview of networking services
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Amazon Route 53
  • AWS Direct Connect
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • Auto Scaling
  • Billing Dashboard
  • AWS Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator
  • Architecture—compute and networking services for a sample application