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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
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Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) may be accessed from the Amazon RDS tab of the AWS Console.

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) provides SQL services within the AWS infrastructure using MySQL as the database engine. The RDS provides access to the full featured database engine provided by MySQL and allows full access to the database.

RDS features automatic backups, that can be retained for up to eight days. In the event that a more permanent backup is required, a snapshot can be taken of an RDS instance and stored in S3 indefinitely.

Replication and availability

RDS uses two technologies to create an available and redundant architecture. Redundancy is provided by the Multi-AZ Deployments option when creating an RDS instance. When this option is checked, two copies are created of your RDS instance, one in your selected availability zone, and one in an alternative availability zone. The second instance is not visible or available.