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Hands-On With Amazon Web Services (AWS) - part 5


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Slides used for the workshop "Hands-On With Amazon Web Services (AWS)" in December 2012.

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Hands-On With Amazon Web Services (AWS) - part 5

  1. 1. HANDS-ON WITH AMAZON WEBSERVICES (AWS)PART 5 – CLOSING DISCUSSION8-Dec-2012Pavan VermaFounder, P3 InfoTech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.,
  2. 2. Key Properties of AWS1. Elastic Capacity2. Quick and easy deployment3. No Capex, No Initial Investment4. Pay as you go, for what you use5. Automation and Reusable components
  3. 3. Key Business Benefits of AWS1. Lower IT costs2. Focus on your business (rather than IT)3. Faster time to market4. Go global with a world class experience without any capex
  4. 4. Top Use Cases for AWS Cloud• Web Applications • Dropbox, Pinterest• Media applications • Netflix• Enterprise Applications • Shell, Samsung• Big Data, HPC, Analytics • NASA, Harvard Medical School• Archive and Disaster Recovery • Hitachi, NASDAQ
  5. 5. Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud• Private Cloud is a Cloud Computing platform within a company’s firewall and physical boundaries• Private Clouds try to offer the same features and benefits of public cloud systems, while removing a number of objections to the Cloud Computing model • Control over enterprise and customer data • Worries about security • Issues connected to regulatory compliance
  6. 6. Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud (2)• Private Clouds don’t get the same level of elasticity because of the lack of scale• AWS does not offer a Private Cloud service• AWS offers a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service• VPC lacks physical separation
  7. 7. Security• #1 concern for enterprises to move to Public Cloud• #1 priority of AWS• Security is shared responsibility of AWS and customer • AWS provides physical security and security upto the operating system level • Customer to ensure that the EC2 instances and applications are secure• AWS physical security better than the largest enterprises. AWS datacenters have several security certifications.
  8. 8. AWS Best Practices• To get the most out of AWS, oneneeds to think a little differently whenhosting the applications on AWS• To get the most out of AWS, oneshould use AWS building blocks asmuch as possible
  9. 9. AWS Best Practices List (1)• Use Elastic Block Store (EBS) as root volume of EC2 instances• Use Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) for load balancing between EC2 instances• Use Auto Scaling for automatically scaling EC2 instances depending on load• Replicate the application stack in at least 2 Availability Zones (AZ) in an active-active setup
  10. 10. AWS Best Practices List (2)• Backup data to a different region for disaster recovery purpose• Use S3 for static content or large data that needs to be shared across EC2 instances• Use CloudFront for edge caching the high volume content
  11. 11. AWS Best Practices List (3)• Use Replicated Database Service (RDS) to manage database aspects such as replicas and backup• Use provisioned ops option in Replicated Database Service (RDS) and DynamoDB for high performance database access
  12. 12. Reference Architecture for Web Appson AWS• Addresses • High Availability • Scalability
  13. 13. User ELBAuto Scaling Group ofEC2 Instances EC2 EC2 RDS S3
  14. 14. User ELBAZ #1 AZ #2 ELB ELB Auto Scaling Group of Auto Scaling Group of EC2 Instances EC2 Instances EC2 EC2 EC2 EC2 S3 RDS RDS Master Slave
  15. 15. Reference Material•••••••••••