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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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Simple Storage Service (S3)

To access the Simple Storage Service (S3), select the Amazon S3 tab at the top of the AWS Console.

S3 was one of the first services provided by Amazon and is arguably the largest. S3 is at its core an object store, or in other words, a place to store things. It is not, however, a file system. You cannot access things in S3 as you would in a normal file system; instead AWS provides an API to access data stored in S3. This is one of its key strengths, but also one of its key weaknesses.

It is a strength that S3 provides an API, as other third-party providers can write applications that access this API; however, the weakness is that, by default, getting access to S3 is a multi-step process.

Some things to remember for S3 are:

  1. It is not a file system and cannot be accessed like one.

  2. It is slow compared to a normal file system.

  3. It can, however, handle large amounts of data.

  4. S3 can only be accessed through its API or a third-party product that uses this API.

  5. It is a very cost...