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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

Overview of Amazon Route 53 concepts

Amazon Route 53 provides a facility to register domain names—also called a domain name system (DNS) service—so that domain names are translated into IP addresses, and also supplies health checks by sending automated requests to the application for updates on its availability. The main page of Amazon Route 53 is shown in the following screenshot:

For your website to have a global reach and brand value, it should have a name. This is the domain name that users use to visit your website. Amazon Route 53 provides the facility to register domain names. There are situations where you must have purchased the domain name from other providers; in such cases, you can optionally transfer it to Amazon Route 53. Amazon Route 53 uses CloudWatch alarms to monitor the health of resources, such as web servers and email servers.