AWS For Admins For Dummies

AWS For Admins For Dummies

by John Paul Mueller


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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Stop wasting time and resources on hardware and software that's quickly outdated.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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119312482
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/07/2016
Series: For Dummies (Computers)
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 1,240,540
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John Paul Mueller is a prolific technical writer and editor with 101 books and 600 articles to his credit. His topics range from networking and home security to database management and heads-down programming, and his editing skills have helped more than 63 authors refine their manuscripts. Visit his blog at

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with AWS 7

CHAPTER 1: Starting Your AWS Adventure 9

CHAPTER 2: Obtaining Free Amazon Services 23

CHAPTER 3: Determining Which Services to Use 45

Part 2: Configuring a Virtual Server 63

CHAPTER 4: Creating a Virtual Server Using EC2 65

CHAPTER 5: Managing Web Apps Using Elastic Beanstalk 103

CHAPTER 6: Responding to Events with Lambda 123

Part 3: Working with Storage 141

CHAPTER 7: Working with Cloud Storage Using S3 143

CHAPTER 8: Managing Files Using the Elastic File System 173

CHAPTER 9: Archiving Data Using Glacier 199

Part 4: Performing Basic Database Management .217

CHAPTER 10: Getting Basic DBMS Using RDS 219

CHAPTER 11: Moving Data Using Database Migration Service 249

CHAPTER 12: Gaining NoSQL Access Using DynamoDB 271

Part 5: Creating a User-Friendly Cloud Environment 295

CHAPTER 13: Isolating Cloud Resources Using Virtual Private Cloud 297

CHAPTER 14: Using the Infrastructure Software 317

CHAPTER 15: Supporting Users with Business Software 331

Part 6: The Part of Tens 341

CHAPTER 16: Ten Ways to Deploy AWS Quickly 343

CHAPTER 17: Ten Must-Have AWS Software Packages 351

Index 365

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