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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

An overview of Auto Scaling

It's possible that you may need to adjust the number of resources that are serving the application so that application load can be managed without any issues. The manual configuration of increasing and decreasing resources based on application load faces many difficulties, and hardly serves its purpose effectively.

It is better to scale in and scale out automatically so that whenever a peak load is encountered by the application, additional resources can be allocated automatically. Then, when the load is back to normal, additional resources can be deallocated.

There are some visible benefits of Auto Scaling, as shown in the following diagram:

In short, the Auto Scaling feature in AWS provides us with the flexibility to manage application traffic in a cost-effective manner. We can achieve this by configuring the minimum number of instances in each...