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Amazon Web Services: Migrating your .NET Enterprise Application

By : Rob Linton
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Amazon Web Services: Migrating your .NET Enterprise Application

By: Rob Linton

Overview of this book

Amazon Web Services is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform in the Cloud, which businesses can take advantage of as their needs demand. The Amazon Cloud provides the enterprise with the flexibility to choose whichever solution is required to solve specific problems, ultimately reducing costs by only paying for what you use. While enterprises understand moving their applications among infrastructure they own and manage, the differences in Amazon's infrastructure bring up specific business, legal, technical, and regulatory issues to get to grips with. This step-by-step guide to moving your Enterprise .NET application to Amazon covers not only the concept, technical design, and strategy, but also enlightens readers about the business strategy and in-depth implementation details involved in moving an application to Amazon. You'll discover how to map your requirements against the Amazon Cloud, as well as secure and enhance your application with AWS. This book helps readers achieve their goal of migrating a .NET Enterprise Application to the AWS cloud. It guides you through the process one step at a time with a sample enterprise application migration. After comparing the existing application with the newly migrated version, it then moves on to explain how to make the hosted application better. It covers how to leverage some of the scalability and redundancy built into the Cloud, and along the way you'll learn about all of the major AWS products like EC2, S3, and EBS.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Amazon Web Services: Migrating your .NET Enterprise Application
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 1. Understanding Amazon Web Services

In this chapter, we will be introducing you to our sample enterprise application that we will be using to demonstrate our step-by-step migration to the AWS cloud. Our sample application is not a simplified example, but a fully architected working example of an enterprise application that could be running within your organization today. As such, we have set ourselves some rather strict rules of engagement to make sure that we don't cheat!

But before we describe our sample enterprise application, and here's a spoiler, we have named it "Waaah" for reasons that will become obvious in a moment. We will go on to describe what AWS is, and what it is not.

We discuss some of the things you should watch out for with AWS, and discuss in general the differences between what AWS offers, and what services Microsoft Azure offers.

In the last part of this chapter, we take a look at the common architecture styles today, and how well they fit into cloud-based offerings such as AWS. We look at issues which are common across them all, and propose a new architecture, that addresses some of these concerns.

Finally, we take a brief look at AWS itself. We look at some of the legal issues, we give a brief technical overview, and pose two questions that you will need to find answers for before you start.