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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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Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

To access the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) functionality, access the Amazon EC2 table in the AWS Console.

Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is the engine room of AWS. This is where your servers will operate and run on a day-to-day basis. However, the 'elastic' in EC2 is there for a reason. EC2 is much more than just a bunch of servers! EC2 provides 'resizable compute capacity', or in other words can scale tremendously depending on your capacity requirements at a particular point in time.

EC2 provides the ability to start and stop multiple servers from a single server image, as well as modifying the number of these instances dynamically.

However, there have been some significant differences in the past on how this is implemented, which requires some up-front planning on how you will use the EC2 environment.

General roles of EC2 in the architecture

EC2 is the backbone of the architecture where your servers are implemented. EC2 will not only run your servers but will manage...