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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
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Load testing

Load Testing is designed to place an application under a load that is repeatable and scalable and that emulates a real world use case of the application. Setting up an environment (including test data) can be a time-consuming task, and one which is often done poorly.


The key words in the previous paragraph are 'repeatable' and 'scalable'. It is these two items, in conjunction with ensuring that the use case is relevant, which ensure that the performance is tested adequately.

There are many vendors and applications, that provide load test services and applications. However, as has been the goal throughout this book, I will use an actual example that you will be able to follow yourself. The example I will be using is Grinder, a popular open source load test framework that has been implemented handily into an Amazon AMI already for us.

Grinder—an open source load test tool

To start with Grinder, I recommend that you download and read the documentation located at the Grinder...