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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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Getting started with EBS

Elastic Block Store (EBS) provides EC2 instances access to persistent disk in a filesystem. EBS is fast (much faster than S3), and does not have the same limitations surrounding access and naming that S3 has.

Creating an EBS volume

  1. To create an EBS volume click on the EC2 tab in the AWS console, click on the Volumes link in the Navigation section, and then click on the Create Volume button.

  2. The first thing you will notice in the Create Volume dialog is that you must select an Availability Zone. This is because EBS volumes are locked to a particular availability zone and cannot be accessed in any other zone from an EC2 instance.

  3. Leave the Snapshot field blank for the moment and click on create.

  4. The Volume will appear with a status of creating in the status window:

  5. When it is available, its status will change to available. Before we go any further, make sure you have at least one EC2 instance running so that we can attach the new volume to running in the same availability...