How do you move an existing application to AWS, or design your application so that it scales effectively? How much storage will you require? Programming Amazon EC2 not only helps you get started, it will also keep you going once you're successfully positioned in the cloud. This book is a must-read for application architects, developers, and administrators.Determine your application's lifecycle and identify the AWS tools you needLearn how to build and run your application as part of the development processMigrate simple web applications to the cloud with EC2, Amazon Simple Storage Service, and CloudFront content deliveryMeet traffic demand with EC2's Auto Scaling and Elastic Load BalancingDecouple your application using Simple Queue Service, Simple Notification Service, and other toolsUse the right tools to minimize downtime, improve uptime, and manage your decoupled system
"Jurg and Flavia have done a great job in this book building a practical guide on how to build real systems using AWS."
--Werner Vogels, VP & CTO at Amazon.com
This isn’t a book on theory. With detailed examples, sample scripts, and solid advice, software engineers with operations experience will learn specific techniques that 9apps routinely uses in its cloud infrastructures.Build cloud applications with the "rip, mix, and burn" approachGet a crash course on Amazon Web ServicesLearn the top ten tips for surviving outages in the cloudUse elasticsearch to build a dependable NoSQL data storeCombine AWS and PostgreSQL to build an RDBMS that scales wellCreate a highly available document database with MongoDB Replica Set and SimpleDBAugment Redis with AWS to provide backup/restore, failover, and monitoring capabilitiesWork with CloudFront and Route 53 to safeguard global content delivery
Ideal if you're a developer familiar with Java applications or AWS, Elastic Beanstalk provides step-by-step instructions and numerous code samples for building cloud applications on Beanstalk that can handle lots of traffic. Learn how to use Beanstalk with the Eclipse IDE, Hudson for continuous integration, and several AWS tools for load balancing, auto scaling, storage, and other services.Learn how Beanstalk provides an entry into Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)Design your Java web application for the cloud—and for BeanstalkGet an overview of AWS services that power Beanstalk, and learn how to use them independentlyUse Beanstalk to set up your development, testing, production, and staging environmentsLearn advanced hacking techniques for customizing Beanstalk