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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

List of AWS terms and keywords

Keywords are documented in the chapter sections in order where they are first mentioned and are not repeated in the later sections of the chapter. If you are unable to find the keyword that you are looking for in the relevant chapter section, please check the chapter sections prior to the one you are looking in.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

  • Sysprep : A utility provided by Microsoft to allow the modification of an existing Windows server to be copied whilst ensuring that things such as security information and the internal SSID are deleted or modified:

  • VMware Tools: The tools provided by VMware that are installed on virtual machines running in a VMware infrastructure environment:

  • System Identifier (SSID): The internal identifier used by Windows to uniquely identify itself on the network. Infamously, no two Windows servers with the same SSID may be connected to the same Domain Controller:

  • Windows Domain Controller: A server developed by Microsoft to handle security and authentication in the enterprise:

  • Sysprep answer file: A file used to provide pre-canned answers to the Sysprep program.

  • AMI ID: The unique ID given to an Amazon Machine Image or bundle.

  • Instance ID : The unique ID given to a running EC2 machine instance.

Chapter 4

  • S3 Access Key: A key provided by Amazon and used to secure access to AWS resources. Normally used in conjunction with a Secret Access Key.

  • S3 Secret Access Key: A secret key (similar to a password) used to authenticate to AWS resources. Normally used in conjunction with an Access Key.

  • S3Fox: A Firefox plugin which enables users to access S3 from inside a browser:

  • Tag Name: An optional name that may be allocated to certain AWS resources, such as EC2 instances and EBS disks.

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

  • SQS Scratchpad: The utility provided by Amazon that allows the testing of SQS API elements:

  • AWS SDK for .Net: A .Net library provided by Amazon to facilitate the implementation of .Net applications which use AWS resources:

  • Software Development Kit (SDK): A generic description of anything that facilitates development.

  • Visibility Timeout: Used in SQS and defines how long a message stays invisible after it has been read from the queue, but before it has been deleted.

  • Web Hooks: A type of Web HTTP implementation, which allows third-party applications to call services remotely. An example of a site that demonstrates web hooks is:

  • Topic: Used in SNS and defines a namespace for notifications.

Chapter 9

  • AWS Autoscaling: The ability for an infrastructure to dynamically increase or decrease the number of servers based on the demand:

  • CloudWatch: A service provided by Amazon, which allows EC2 instances to provide alerts and statistics:

  • Autoscaling Group: A group of servers, which are treated with the same rules for scaling up or down.

  • Policy: In Autoscaling, a policy defines the rules associated with an Autoscaling Group.

  • Amazon Resource Name (ARN): The internal unique name given to all Amazon resources. Not always visible.

Chapter 10