AWS for admins for dummies /

Easily get your head in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services With Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can do everything from backing up your personal hard drive to creating a full-fledged IT department in the Cloud. And while major corporations like Adobe and Netflix have turned to AWS for their Cloud comp...

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Main Author: Mueller, John, 1958- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: [Place of publication not identified] : Wiley, [2016]
Series:--For dummies.
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520 |a Easily get your head in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services With Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can do everything from backing up your personal hard drive to creating a full-fledged IT department in the Cloud. And while major corporations like Adobe and Netflix have turned to AWS for their Cloud computing needs, it isn't just for private companies. Amazon Web Services For Dummies is the singular resource that shows real people with real businesses how to use on-demand IT resources to help their companies grow. If you're like most people just getting their feet wet with this service, your first question is likely to be, "How do I get started with AWS'" This book answers that question-and a multitude more-in language you can understand and shows you how to put this Cloud computing service to work for you right away. AWS is immense and, naturally, intimidating, but with the help of this book, you'll peel back its many layers in no time! -Provides overviews that explain what tasks the services perform and how they relate to each other -Offers specific paths to follow in order to obtain a particular installation result -Gets you started without making a huge investment -Reduces the risk of failure by ensuring you understand available options as part of the configuration and usage process Stop wasting time and resources on hardware and software that's quickly outdated. Get started with AWS today! 
505 0 |a Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- About This Book -- Foolish Assumptions -- Icons Used in This Book -- Beyond the Book -- Where to Go from Here -- Part 1 Getting Started with AWS -- Chapter 1 Starting Your AWS Adventure -- Defining the AWS Cloud -- Understanding service-driven application architectures -- Understanding process- and function-driven workflows -- Discovering IaaS -- Defining IaaS -- Comparing IaaS to SaaS -- Comparing IaaS to PaaS -- Determining Why You Should Use AWS -- Comparing AWS to other cloud services -- Defining target areas where AWS works best -- Understanding the AWS Certifications -- Gaining an overview of the certifications -- Locating certification resources -- Getting a Well-Rounded Education -- Chapter 2 Obtaining Free Amazon Services -- Discovering the Limits of Free Services -- Expiring services versus nonexpiring services -- Considering the usage limits -- Considering the Hardware Requirements -- Hosting the services in the cloud -- Hosting the services locally -- Considering the Network Requirements -- Designing for connectivity -- Balancing cloud and internal needs -- Specifying a subnet -- Getting Signed Up -- Performing a Few Simple Tasks -- Chapter 3 Determining Which Services to Use -- Getting a Quick Overview of Free-Tier Services -- Understanding the free services -- Working with the online labs -- Choosing a free services path -- Considering the eventual need for paid services -- Choosing the Services You Need -- Considering AWS Security Issues -- Understanding the Amazon view of security -- Getting the expert view of security -- Discovering the reality of Amazon security -- Employing AWS security best practices -- Part 2 Configuring a Virtual Server -- Chapter 4 Creating a Virtual Server Using EC2 -- Getting to Know the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). 
505 8 |a Working with the Identity and Access Management (IAM) Console -- Configuring root access -- Defining permissions and policies -- Creating customer-managed policies -- Creating groups -- Including inline policies -- Adding users -- Attaching and detaching policies -- Working with Elastic Block Store (EBS) Volumes -- Knowing the EBS volume types -- Creating an EBS volume -- Discovering Images and Instances -- Generating security keys -- Creating an instance -- Connecting to the instance -- Chapter 5 Managing Web Apps Using Elastic Beanstalk -- Considering Elastic Beanstalk (EB) Features -- Deploying an EB Application -- Creating the application entry -- Testing the application deployment -- Setting application security -- Configuring the application -- Monitoring the application environment -- Updating an EB Application -- Getting the sample code and making a change -- Uploading the modified application -- Switching application versions -- Removing Unneeded Applications -- Chapter 6 Responding to Events with Lambda -- Considering the Lambda Features -- Working with a server -- Working in a serverless environment -- Starting the Lambda Console -- Creating a Basic Lambda Application -- Selecting a Lambda blueprint -- Configuring a function -- Using ensembles of functions -- Creating the test setup -- Testing the function -- Checking the function metrics -- Deleting the function -- Part 3 Working with Storage -- Chapter 7 Working with Cloud Storage Using S3 -- Considering the Simple Storage Service (S3) Features -- Introducing S3 -- Working with buckets -- Managing objects using buckets -- Setting bucket security -- Employing encryption -- Using S3 events and notifications -- Employing versioning -- Working with Objects -- Creating folders -- Setting bucket, folder, and object properties -- Deleting folders and objects -- Uploading objects. 
505 8 |a Retrieving objects -- Performing Backups -- Performing a manual backup -- Automating backups -- Developing a virtual tape library -- Using S3 to Host a Static Website -- Combining S3 with Lambda -- Considering Amazon S3 Standard -- Infrequent Access (Standard -- IA) -- Chapter 8 Managing Files Using the Elastic File System -- Considering the Elastic File System (EFS) Features -- Introducing EFS -- Understanding the connection to Network File System version 4 (NFSv4) -- Comparing EFS to S3, Standard -- IA, and Glacier -- Comparing EFS to EBS -- Working with EFS -- Starting the Elastic File System Management Console -- Creating additional file systems -- Mounting the file system -- Configuring EFS security -- Unmounting and removing the file system -- Working with the Elasticsearch Service -- Understanding the Elasticsearch Service functionality -- Creating the Elasticsearch domain -- Deleting the Elasticsearch domain -- Chapter 9 Archiving Data Using Glacier -- Considering the Glacier Features -- Archives versus backups -- Defining long-term storage security issues -- Comparing Glacier to localized alternatives -- Creating a Glacier vault -- Deleting a Glacier vault -- Defining a Migration Strategy -- Using AWS S3 to Manage Cold Storage -- Defining the S3 Lifecycle rule -- Disabling an S3 Lifecycle rule -- Deleting an S3 Lifecycle rule -- Restoring an object -- Using the AWS Import/Export Snowball Service to Manage Objects -- Relying on Third-Party Gateways -- Understanding gateways -- Working with full-featured, third-party solutions -- Part 4 Performing Basic Database Management -- Chapter 10 Getting Basic DBMS Using RDS -- Considering the Relational Database Service (RDS) Features -- Choosing a database engine -- Understanding the need to scale efficiently -- Defining data replication -- Cloning your database -- Accessing the RDS Management Console. 
505 8 |a Creating a Database Server -- Installing a database access product -- Accessing the instance -- Adding tables -- Working with other features -- Adding Database Support to an Application -- Configuring Load Balancing and Scaling -- Defining the purpose of load balancing -- Working with Elastic Load Balancing -- Defining the purpose of scaling -- Working with the Auto Scaling feature -- Chapter 11 Moving Data Using Database Migration Service -- Considering the Database Migration Service Features -- Choosing a target database -- Reducing downtime -- Consolidating data -- Replicating data -- Moving Data between Homogenous Databases -- Obtaining access to a source and target database -- Defining the move -- Moving the data -- Moving Data between Heterogeneous Databases -- Considering the essential database differences -- Understanding the AWS Schema Conversion Tool -- Chapter 12 Gaining NoSQL Access Using DynamoDB -- Considering the DynamoDB Features -- Getting a quick overview of NoSQL -- Differentiating between NoSQL and relational databases -- Defining typical uses for DynamoDB -- Creating a Basic DynamoDB Setup -- Developing a Basic Database -- Configuring tables -- Adding items -- Modifying items -- Copying items -- Deleting items -- Deleting a table -- Performing Queries -- Using a scan -- Using a query -- Part 5 Creating a User-Friendly Cloud Environment -- Chapter 13 Isolating Cloud Resources Using Virtual Private Cloud -- Considering the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Features -- Defining the VPC and the reason you need it -- Getting an overview of the connectivity options -- Discovering the typical use cases -- Managing the Default VPC -- Creating an S3 endpoint -- Working with subnets -- Modifying the network ACLs -- Creating a New VPC -- Chapter 14 Using the Infrastructure Software -- Creating a Linux Environment with CentOS. 
505 8 |a Considering the CentOS effort -- Getting CentOS for your machine -- Installing CentOS on AWS -- Building Websites Using LAMP Stack -- Considering the LAMP Stack features -- Getting and installing LAMP Stack -- Supporting Web-Based Applications Using Couchbase -- Considering the Couchbase features -- Getting and installing Couchbase -- Chapter 15 Supporting Users with Business Software -- Managing Content Using WordPress -- Considering the WordPress features -- Getting and installing WordPress -- Supporting E-commerce Using Magento -- Considering the Magento features -- Getting and installing Magento -- Relating to Customers Using SugarCRM -- Part 6 The Part of Tens -- Chapter 16 Ten Ways to Deploy AWS Quickly -- Starting Slowly -- Researching AWS Interactivity with Third-Party Products -- Developing a Plan for Sensitive Data -- Use Tools to Enhance Productivity -- Choosing the Right Service -- Ensuring That Your Plan Considers Loss of Control -- Looking for All-in-One Solutions That Aren't -- Spending Free Time Where You Need It Most -- Working with Templates -- Discovering Implied Third-Party Use -- Chapter 17 Ten Must-Have AWS Software Packages -- Using the Console Internet Tools -- Changing Configuration Using Command Line Editors -- Checking System Performance -- Working at the System Level -- Making Cloud Management Easier with CloudMGR -- Going Outside the Marketplace with Enstratius -- Managing and Scaling Your Apps Using Heroku -- Performing Browser-Based Management Using Hybridfox -- Getting a Complete Management Package with RightScale -- Employing Policy-Based Management with Scalr -- Index -- EULA. 
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