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Host Your Web Site in the Cloud: Amazon Web Services Made Easy: Amazon Ec2 Made Easyby Jeffrey Barr
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Are you paying hundreds or thousands of dollars a month for old-school dedicated servers or rack space at a datacenter? Find out why companies like 37signals, livemocha, Urbanspoon and The Guardian already know: Cloud Computing is the future of webhosting.
Host Your Web Site in the Cloud is your step-by-step guide to this revolutionary approach to hosting and managing your websites & web applications.
Cloud computing gives you the tools you need to prepare and cope with a traffic onslaught while dramatically cutting your monthly costs. Imagine paying just pennies per hour for server usage, and dynamically scaling your hosting infrastructure based on demand.
You'll learn how to:
gain a thorough understanding of cloud computing master the fundamentals of Amazon Web Services install and configure visual and command line tools store, retrieve, and distribute data quickly and easily build applications that scale manage the monitoring, load balancing, and scaling capabilities of cloud computing
As a developer, you need room & flexibility to be innovative. Why waste time worrying about the technical aspects of server capacity? AWS handles security, load balancing, and server resources virtually so you're not restricted to one physical server.
With the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud you can launch new servers in minutes, pay just pennies per GB for bandwidth, and store terabytes of data at a fraction of the cost of using a traditional data center.
Stop wasting time, money, and resources on servers that can't grow with you. This books straightforward, practical advice and step-by-step guides will have you running your website on the cloud in no time
Learn to use Amazon EC2 for scalable, stable, and very cost-effective hosting. Host Your Web Site On The Cloud is a step-by-step guide to hosting web sites on Amazon EC2. Authored by Amazon's Senior Manager of Cloud Computing Solutions, Jeffrey Barr, this book covers all aspects of best-practice cloud hosting.
Host Your Web Site On The Cloud is your step-by-step guide to this revolutionary approach to hosting and managing your web applications.
Cloud computing gives you the tools you need to prepare and cope with a traffic onslaught. You'll have the confidence to withstand a traffic surge without melting your servers or sending you into bankruptcy.
There are a number of ways to use the cloud to host existing applications, build creative new ones, and improve the cost-effectiveness and efficiency or organizations large and small.
You'll learn how to:
If you plan to use Amazon Web Services to run applications in the cloud, the end-to-end approach in this book will save you needless trial and error. You'll find practical guidelines for designing and building applications with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and a host of supporting AWS tools, with a focus on critical issues such as load balancing, monitoring, and automation.
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.
About the Author
Jeff Barr is a long-time member of the Amazon Web Services team, where he holds the position of Senior Manager of Cloud Computing Solutions. In this role, Jeff watches large-scale industry and customer trends within the cloud computing space, seeking to understand the current state and future direction of the industry. Jeff joined Amazon in July of 2002 and has also held the positions of Senior Software Developer and Senior Web Services Evangelist.
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