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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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Starting an EC2 instance

Before we start our very first instance, we are going to create a security group that you will use to secure your instance. The security groups that your instance is a part of cannot be changed after your instance is started, so we will need to create this first.

Creating a security group

  1. To create a basic security group, click on the Security Groups link in the left-hand Navigation pane, and then click on the Create Security Group button in the toolbar of the Security Groups pane on the right, then enter a Name and a Description.

  2. For your first security group, we will be creating a group whose sole purpose is to secure communications from your enterprise, directly to AWS. Type in "migrate_to_aws" as the Security Group Name and "Secure endpoint connection" as the Description. To find your enterprise's external IP address, you will need to either talk to your network administrator, or alternatively you can use an external service such as