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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)
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Elastic Load Balancing

High availability and fault-tolerance are essential features of any modern day application. It is necessary to distribute the load and to avoid single points of failure when it comes to application access.

AWS-provided Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) automatically distributes incoming traffic to different instances that are launched in different availability zones.

AWS Elastic Load Balancing provides the following three types of load balancer:

  • Application Load Balancer
  • Network Load Balancer
  • Classic Load Balancer

In this chapter, we will focus on Application Load Balancer in detail with the use of a sample application. We will also see how Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances in the cloud to achieve higher levels of fault-tolerance in the application. We will explore the following...