AWS

Amazon Web Services Aides Developers {2}

by Alexander H
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently released Elastic Beanstalk, which has been developed to assist ASP.NET developers in implementing cloud-based applications. Developers can upload their ASP.NET applications to AWS’s cloud using the AWS toolkit for Visual Studio, and Elastic Beanstalk will then automatically deploy details such as capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling and application health monitoring. In order to enable these features, developers must first install the Visual Studio toolkit, as well as sign up for an AWS account. Although there are no additional charges for using Elastic Beanstalk, enterprises still have to pay for the AWS resources needed to store data and run their applications. There are even trial versions of the toolkit available for users who are interested in acquiring the tool for development purposes. read more...

Amazon Web Services Announces New ASP.Net Services For Developers Worldwide {Comments Off on Amazon Web Services Announces New ASP.Net Services For Developers Worldwide}

by Toan T
This article simply talks about what Amazon has recently announced about their implementation of a new service for Windows developers along with the launch of their new database services for Microsoft SQL Server and ASP.Net support of their proprietary cloud service known as Elastic Beanstalk. Amazon RDS purpose is to remove the complexity of deploying and managing databases and makes it much more simple and easier for developers to set up and operate relational databases by only managing administration tasks because developers can now just upload their application and Elastic Beanstalk will automatically handles the deployment operations. Elastic Beanstalk is also built upon ISS 7.5 software stack so existing ASP.Net applications can easily be deployed with very minimal changes in the code which saves time and money. Elastic Beanstalk is free for everyone which other premium features that customers can choose pay for it if they need to. It is also very easy to get started, AWS simply has it own toolkit that will work with Visual Studio or AWS Management Console. read more...

Amazon Relational Database Services (Amazon RDS) {1}

by Miguel V
The article I chose, Amazon Web Services Announces New Managed Services for Windows Developers Worldwide, talks about Amazon annoucing a new managed services for windows developers with the launch Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server and ASP.NET called AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Business can use “Amazon RDS to offload the operational responsibilities of their MySQL and Oracle database.” The article also talks about AWS Elastic Beanstalk which gives developers “an even easier way to quickly deploy and manage their Java, PHP and ASP.NET applications in the AWS Cloud.” AWS works by having the user upload their application and it will automatically handle the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring. read more...

Tips in using MySQL in AWS {Comments Off on Tips in using MySQL in AWS}

by Jim J
The next generation of storing data is in cloud computing. Amazon cloud offers these kinds of services few things can be done to overcome most of the performance issues. Amazon uses elastic book storage (EBS) which appropriates network resources to its users and which has performance that varies depending on availability; this is their greatest weakness. Ways to mitigate this is taking advantage of the cache in browsers, objects, queries, and data. Many MySQL settings can be tuned for performance benefits such as increasing buffer sizes and even things like using a high-performance file system like XFS. In addition to performance benefits, DBA’s need to ensure data redundancy taking use of multiple data centers spread across the globe so as to have options for when a server goes down; recovery is equally important where DBA’s need to automate getting their servers back up and running. Some companies like Netflix even run programs that randomly take out servers during the day so as to test out their ability to stay on-line. read more...

Amazon Web Services Leading With DynamoDB {1}

by Edwin T
Amazon web services has delivered a new technology know as DynamoDB that is a fully managed NoSQL database service.  Current database layers have trouble keeping up with the demand of modern applications. As more requests come in, the database slows down and reduces overall performance.  Increasing the amount of hardware to try and scale current databases is very expensive and requires the expertise of engineers to make it work.  This approach can only be done for so long.  Eventually all the hardware and physical storage devices will become a burden when it’s time to update or patch anything.  DynamoDB is not software, it is a service that takes care of this problem.  The administrator can simply dial in or increase the amount of requests the database needs to handle per second; the service will distribute the data through the necessary hardware to avoid down time.  The requests are very fast because the data is stored in solid state drives.  In addition, DynamoDB is very reliable and secure, it automatically replicates data in whats known as Amazon availability zones in case of hardware failure.  “Amazon DynamoDB is already in use by many teams and products within Amazon, including the Amazon.com advertising platform, Amazon cloud Drive, IMDb and Kindle.” read more...

AWS Friend or Foe? {2}

by Stephen O
Cloud Computing is a new frontier, in a way it is like the wild west, one that is constantly evolving as new startup companies emerge and take to the field. It is common for one of these start-ups to use Cloud Computing services, because let us face it is cheaper and more efficient for startups to use cloud computing services rather than investing time and money into their own servers. One of the more dominates Cloud Computing Service providers is Amazon with their Amazon Web Services otherwise known as AWS. Right now Amazon and others who use AWS benefit largely because AWS has a strong core of service and has very aggressive when it comes to development. With the way, the Cloud Computing Industry is now there are many open opportunities that startup companies are taking advantage of, but what if AWS starts eyeing the same territory. This is why the Wild West analogy earlier was apt. “I was in a venture capital meeting last week where we were told by one prominent VC that, “Two years ago Amazon was a blessing to startups. Today it is neutral. In two years it may well be a curse.” How so? By building up Amazon Web Services to include many services currently offered by other vendors.” (Rosenberg, 2011) Right now, it holds the lion’s share of the market, because of simple to use API’s and easy to use AMI’s and the whole system is more user friendly than the competitors are. While this maybe the case there are many open areas of Cloud Computing yet open. “As such, there is a huge amount of room for innovation around “cloud” as a whole–storage, network, management–very few existing tools measure up when it comes to the new architecture and programmatic interfaces that we get from cloud in general.” (Rosenberg, 2011) Because there is so much open territory to tackle realistically there is no way that AWS can be everything for everyone, especially if it does not even offer some of these services. It is the opinion of the Author we nothing to fear, it is in the hands of the little guys to stake a claim and protect it against the AWS’ of the cloud. read more...

Amazon Web Services {Comments Off on Amazon Web Services}

by Asbed P
Amazon Web Services, which is the part of Amazon.com that does the hosting and the cloud services, has announced the launch of a new server in the US West Region, in Oregon, with a new low price.  Starting Wednesday November 23, 2011, people can choose to locate their Amazon Web Services resources in the Oregon Region, which contains “multiple redundant Availability Zones for architecturing highly available applications” much like all their other AWS Regions.  Oregon will be the second US West location, the first being the Northern California servers, that will provide businesses a low cost, low latency option for everyone.  Amazon’s plan is to continuously lower its own costs so that they can end up passing those savings onto their customers in the form of these lower priced US West Region servers.  “Since the launch of AWS over five years ago, we’ve lowered our prices over a dozen times,” is a quote from Senior Vice President Andy Jassy showing the type of attitude they have about lowering prices for everyone.  US West Oregon is the fourth Region in the US and the seventh total AWS infrastructure Region in world.  It is also priced at about 10 percent lower than the US West N California Region and has the same price as the US East N Virginia Region. read more...