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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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Using the command line

So far within this chapter we have been using the AWS Console to manage our EC2 Instances. However, the AWS Console provides only a subset of the full range of commands that are available to manage your AWS services. Amazon provides a rich command-line interface that allows you to manage all of your instances remotely from your own desktop.

Installing the AWS command-line tools

In Windows, there are a number of steps to install the AWS command-line tools; however, installation is straightforward and should only take a few minutes.

Installing Java

The AWS command-line tools require Java 5 or later to be installed, so go to and download Java first, if you have not already done so.

Creating a location to store your data

Create a location on your hard disk that is easy to get to, for example, C:\AWS.

Getting your security keys

  1. All of the AWS command-line tools rely on the use of your X.509 certificates. By default you will not have...