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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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Other Amazon database services

While Amazon does a great job of providing AMIs for building database services, they also provide these services in a pre-packaged ready-to-use form called RDS.

Amazon RDS

We covered Amazon's Relational Database Service (RDS) briefly in Chapter 2, Mapping your Enterprise Requirements Against Amazon's Offerings. RDS is a database service provided by Amazon where they take on the management and operation of the database instance on your behalf.

In this section, we will detail how to set up an RDS instance and manage it.

Setting up the RDS service

To begin the setup, firstly you will need to sign up for the RDS Service.

You will be prompted with the now familiar pricing page, this time for Amazon RDS. Click Complete Sign Up and continue.

You will need to wait for your subscription to become active; however, this only takes a minute or two.

RDS pricing

Pricing for RDS is similar to other AWS pricing, in that it is charged by the hour based on your usage. To give an indication...