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Building GrepTheWeb in the Cloud, Part 1: Cloud Architectures
This two-part series of articles illustrates how to build applications using Amazon Web Services by describing how Alexa's GrepTheWeb service was built.
Last Modified: Jul 18, 2014 16:10 PM GMT
Configuring Windows Components on Amazon EC2
Optional Windows Server operating system components are typically added or configured using installation media. This tutorial describes how to add or configure optional Windows components within the Amazon EC2 environment.
Last Modified: Jun 3, 2014 20:37 PM GMT
Tips for Securing Your EC2 Instance
Hosts on the Internet are vulnerable to attack, including your EC2 instances. This article outlines a number of best practices for helping you secure your instances.
Last Modified: May 1, 2014 21:06 PM GMT
Getting Started with the AWS SDK for Ruby
The AWS SDK for Ruby helps you to get started building applications using AWS infrastructure services, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon SimpleDB, and more. This guide shows how you can start building Ruby and Rails applications on the Amazon Web Services platform with the AWS Ruby gem.
Last Modified: Apr 29, 2014 16:10 PM GMT
Amazon RDS Customer Data Import Guide for MySQL
This guide provides information on loading data into Amazon RDS for the MySQL 5.1 engine. The main body of the guide provides step-by-step procedures for loading data fast and efficiently while safeguarding your data. An appendix is provided that contains additional technical information.
Last Modified: Feb 15, 2014 16:12 PM GMT
Amazon RDS DB Instance Sizing Guide
One of the advantages of Amazon RDS is that you can easily select and change the amount of compute and storage resources available to your DB Instance. This guide will assist you in the process of choosing the initial capacity of your DB Instances and show you how to change the resources available to existing DB Instances.
Last Modified: Feb 15, 2014 16:10 PM GMT
Amazon RDS Monitoring User Guide
Amazon RDS provides system resource utilization metrics for each of your DB Instances to assist you in choosing DB Instance classes and allocating storage capacity. This document describes how to access these metrics and provides examples using the Amazon CloudWatch API Tools.
Last Modified: Feb 15, 2014 16:09 PM GMT
High Availability for Amazon VPC NAT Instances: An Example
This article provides all the necessary resources, including an easy-to-use script,and instructions on how you can leverage bidirectional monitoring between two NAT instances to implement a high availability (HA) failover solution for network address translation (NAT).
Last Modified: Jan 30, 2014 21:43 PM GMT
Connecting Multiple VPCs with EC2 Instances (IPSec)
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) provides customers with tremendous network routing flexibility. This document describes how a customer can create a secure IPSec tunnel to connect multiple VPCs into a larger virtual private network that allows instances in each VPC to seamlessly connect to each other using private IP addresses.
Last Modified: Jan 10, 2014 22:50 PM GMT
Connecting Multiple VPCs with EC2 Instances (SSL)
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) provides customers with tremendous network routing flexibility. This document describes how a customer can create a secure SSL tunnel (using OpenVPN) to connect multiple VPCs into a larger virtual private network that allows instances in each VPC to seamlessly connect to each other using private IP addresses.
Last Modified: Jan 10, 2014 21:34 PM GMT
Best Practices in Evaluating Elastic Load Balancing
This article describes the features and unique architecture of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Load Balancing service. It provides you with best practices, so that you can avoid common pitfalls when you test and evaluate Elastic Load Balancing. The intended audience for this whitepaper is developers who have minimal experience using Elastic Load Balancing, but it will be especially relevant if you have used software or hardware load balancers in the past.
Last Modified: Dec 14, 2013 23:35 PM GMT
How to Recover an Unreachable Linux Instance
This article is a walkthrough that describes how to recover an unreachable Linux instance. It shows the reader how to mount the root drive to another instance and then correct a network setting before re-booting the now-fixed instance. While the reader may have other types of errors to fix, the principles are the same.
Last Modified: Oct 3, 2013 19:19 PM GMT
Single Sign-on with Windows ADFS to Amazon EC2 .NET Applications
This document provides step-by-step instructions for creating a test lab demonstrating identity federation between an on-premise Windows Server Active Directory domain and an ASP.NET web application hosted on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service, using Microsoft's Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) technology.
Last Modified: Sep 26, 2013 0:28 AM GMT
Introducing Cloud-init in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4
This article provides a general introduction and example use of the Cloud-init functionality in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4. You will launch an AWS CloudFormation template that deploys an instance of RHEL 6.4, installs a web server, and configures the firewall settings to accept web traffic.
Last Modified: Sep 4, 2013 18:53 PM GMT
Connecting Multiple VPCs with Astaro Security Gateway
To achieve a higher level of availability and redundancy, Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can deploy their applications and services across multiple regions. While it is simple for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances to communicate with each other across regions over the Internet, enabling cross-region communication within a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment requires additional configuration. While AWS current does not provide an end-to-end, cross-region VPC connectivity solution, customers can achieve this on their own with third-party virtual private network (VPN) solutions. This whitepaper describes how customers can leverage the Astaro Security Gateway Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to establish cross-region VPC connections between EC2 instances in one region and a VPC virtual private gateway (VGW) in another region.
Last Modified: Sep 4, 2013 18:51 PM GMT
Leveraging Multiple IP Addresses for Virtual IP Address Fail-over in 6 Simple Steps
Learn how you can leverage multiple IP addresses to implement a virtual IP (VIP) address high availability failover solution in six simple steps. This article provides all the necessary resources, including an easy-to-use script and instructions on how to create a VIP solution with two self-monitoring high availability (HA) instances.
Last Modified: Jun 7, 2013 19:29 PM GMT
High Availability for Amazon VPC NAT Instances (Using AWS CloudFormation Templates)
With this AWS CloudFormation Templates, you can automate bidirectional monitoring between two NAT instances and implement a high availability (HA) failover solution for network address translation (NAT) This article walksthrough deployment of the AWS CloudFormation template.
Last Modified: May 16, 2013 22:27 PM GMT
Deploy a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Server Farm in the AWS Cloud in 6 Simple Steps
Learn how you can launch a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 server farm for a public facing website on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure in 6 simple steps. This article provides all the necessary resources, including easy-to-launch AWS CloudFormation sample templates, and instructions on how to create Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) so that you can launch a fully functional highly-available Microsoft SharePoint 2010 server farm on AWS.
Last Modified: Apr 25, 2013 18:30 PM GMT
Apache Accumulo and Amazon Elastic MapReduce
This article will show you how to install and use Apache Accumulo with Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
Last Modified: Apr 11, 2013 18:52 PM GMT
Getting Started with CUDA and Parallel Programming in the AWS Cloud
This guide takes you through the steps necessary to set up the CUDA development environment on Amazon Web Services (AWS). You will launch the NVIDIA programming environment on Amazon EC2 virtual servers configured as Cluster GPU instances.
Last Modified: Mar 26, 2013 21:22 PM GMT
Windows on Amazon EC2 Security Guide
As with any other Internet-connected host, it is important to consider the security implications of the hosts you run and take adequate steps to protect them. This document is designed to explain what you can expect from your Windows instances on Amazon EC2, and give you pointers on how to protect Windows in the cloud.
Last Modified: Nov 28, 2012 18:49 PM GMT
Feature Guide: Amazon EC2 Elastic IP Addresses
This guide introduces Elastic IP Addresses for Amazon EC2.
Last Modified: Nov 16, 2012 0:15 AM GMT
Connecting a Single Customer Router to Multiple VPCs
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) provides customers with tremendous flexibility in how corporate networks can be connected to one or more VPCs. Customers can connect multiple customer gateways (CGW) to a single VPC virtual private gateway (VGW) or can connect a single router to multiple VPC VGWs. This document describes two approaches when connecting a single customer router to multiple VPCs.
Last Modified: Oct 11, 2012 20:47 PM GMT
Connecting Cisco ASA to VPC EC2 Instance (IPSec)
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) provides customers with tremendous network routing flexibility. This document describes how a customer can create a secure IPSec tunnel to connect a corporate network with VPC using an on-premise Cisco ASA with an Amazon Linux Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance.
Last Modified: Oct 11, 2012 20:19 PM GMT
Guide to Using Elastic IPs to Manage Access to Amazon CloudSearch Domains
This guide describes how to use elastic IPs to manage access to your document and search endpoints from EC2.
Last Modified: Jul 9, 2012 18:57 PM GMT
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