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Designing AWS Environments

By : Mitesh Soni, Wayde Gilchrist
Book Image

Designing AWS Environments

By: Mitesh Soni, Wayde Gilchrist

Overview of this book

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides trusted,cloud-based solutions to help you meet your business needs. Running your solutions in the AWS Cloud can help you get your applications up and running faster while providing the security to meet your compliance requirements. This book begins by familiarizing you with the key capabilities to architect and host applications, websites, and services on AWS. We explain the available options for AWS free tier with virtual instances and demonstrate how you can launch and connect them. Using practical examples, you’ll be able to design and deploy networking and hosting solutions for large deployments. Finally, the book focuses on security and important elements of scalability and high availability using AWS VPC, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto scaling. By the end of this book, you will have handson experience of working with AWS instances,VPC, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto scalingrelated tasks on Amazon Web Services.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Chapter 1. Installation and Setup

You will need an AWS account in order to follow the examples in this book. Since the account is free to open, you need not worry about payment for now. However, the free tier has defined usage limits for specific services. If your usage of these services exceeds the monthly quota for 12 months, you will need to pay the pay-as-you-go AWS service rates.

In this chapter, we will describe the process of opening an AWS account, including adding your payment information. Then we will discuss the free tier and demonstrate all the things you can do for free in the first year and beyond. Finally, we will introduce you to the AWS Management Console.

Here are the topics we'll cover:

  • Creating an AWS account
  • The free tier
  • The AWS Management Console

Let's begin by showing you how to open your AWS account.