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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

Examining SQL Server

In this section, we will detail step-by-step on how to set up and manage an SQL Server 2008 Standard instance in AWS. This will include the setting up and configuration of SQL server as well as the import and backup of data.

SQL Server AMI

It is important to note that you may not provide your own licenses of SQL Server to run in AWS, nor can you install SQL Server onto a blank Windows Server AMI and buy new licenses. You must use the SQL Server AMIs provided by Amazon.

Amazon provides the following AMIs pre-loaded with SQL Server. These are the AMI IDs and descriptions as provided by Amazon in the Amazon Machine Images Library at:




SQL Express

Windows Server 2008 32-bit with SQL Server 2008 Express + IIS + ASP.NET.

The image contains Microsoft Windows 2008 Datacenter R1 SP2 32-bit with SQL 2008 Express pre-installed on an AMI backed by Amazon EBS.

IIS 7.0 and ASP.NET roles have been...