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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

Basic CloudWatch

The basic CloudWatch functionality can be accessed from the Amazon EC2 tab via the Instances link in the Navigation pane, and then via the Monitoring tab in the EC2 Instance window.

CloudWatch allows you to monitor basic metrics of your AWS components from within the AWS EC2 console. CloudWatch can be a valuable tool to provide diagnostics on performance issues, which can be accessed from a central location. CloudWatch doesn't replace Windows Perfmon (The Microsoft performance monitoring tool), but works in parallel with Perfmon and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) counters to give a balanced overview.

CloudWatch can be enabled during instance startup or can be enabled after an instance has started from the AWS console.

The following basic statistics are supported by CloudWatch. These are collected at five minute intervals and provide the following counters:





Disk reads


Disk writes


Network in


Network out