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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

Amazon Route 53

In this chapter, we will focus on using Amazon Route 53 for domain names and routing traffic to resources for a domain.

Amazon Route 53 is a domain name system (or DNS) service. It is a reliable and scalable service that has DNS servers distributed globally. It scales automatically to manage spikes in DNS queries, and so it is robust.

The pricing model of Amazon Route 53 is pay as you go. We can purchase a domain name from Route 53 or we can transfer it from an existing provider. We can also utilize Route 53 as a DNS service only.

First, we need to create a hosted zone. Each hosted zone requires a record set that provides mapping to the IP address or CNAME with the domain name.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Amazon Route 53 concepts
  • Configuring Amazon Route 53
  • Configuring Route 53 for a web application