Amazon Web Services For Dummies

Amazon Web Services For Dummies
By Bernard Golden

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Create dynamic cloud-based websites with Amazon Web Services and this friendly guide!

As the largest cloud computing platform in the world, Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides one of the most popular web services options available. This easy-to-understand guide is the perfect introduction to the Amazon Web Services platform and all it can do for you. You'll learn about the Amazon Web Services tool set; how different web services (including S3, Amazon EC2, and Amazon Flexible Payments) and Glacier work; and how you can implement AWS in your organization.

  • Explains how to use Amazon Web Services to store objects, take payments, manage large quantities of data, send e-mails, deploy push notifications, and more from your website
  • Details how AWS can reduce costs, improve efficiency, increase productivity, and cut down on expensive hardware investments - and administrative headaches - in your organization
  • Includes practical examples and helpful step-by-step lists to help you experiment with different AWS features and create a robust website that meets your needs

Amazon Web Services For Dummies is exactly what you need to get your head in the cloud with Amazon Web Services!


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #101196 in Books
  • Published on: 2013-09-10
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.15" h x .80" w x 7.30" l, 1.19 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 384 pages

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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Get acquainted with the AWS® toolset
  • Implement a website that utilizes AWS
  • Manage AWS usage and costs
  • Use Amazon Glacier™ to store large quantities of data

Go to the cloud to build dynamic websites, take payments, store objects, and do so much more

Here's your ticket to the cloud Amazon cloud, that is! Let this book serve as your tour guide as you discover all of the amazing things you can do with Amazon Web Services. From building dynamic websites and creating a blog to launching an e-commerce store and developing rich applications, you'll never want to come back down.

  • Decisions, decisions — from S3 to EBS, determine which AWS storage service to use
  • Take a big stretch — find out how to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, including choosing images, selecting deployment options, and designing new EC2 images
  • Lock it up — put the best security measures in place as you explore the Cloud Computing Trust Boundary, AWS security groups, and the AWS Virtual Private Cloud
  • Leveraging the AWS ecosystem — get up to speed on using third party services, adding application functionality, and integrating partner products

"This is a great resource for anyone considering the jump into cloud computing. Golden accurately explores the roster of AWS services while clearly illustrating ways for developers to make applications easier to build and manage. He manages to address both business requirements and technical content in a way that will appeal to almost any audience." – Jeff Barr, Sr. Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services

Open the book and find:

  • All about the Amazon business philosophy
  • Basics of the AWS API
  • Details for setting up AWS storage
  • Hints for using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
  • How to use AWS core services
  • Tips for building a simple blog
  • Steps for creating an effective e-commerce site
  • Ways to leverage the AWS ecosystem for your needs

About the Author

Bernard Golden is vice president in charge of enterprise solutions at Dell Enstratius Networks, a global cloud computing management software company. He was named one of the Top Ten Influential People of Cloud Computing by Wired magazine in 2012.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4Good overview for semi-techies & techies
By Michael Sandman
This is a good overview of AWS for people who want to understand what AWS offers -- semi-techies like me. Once it explains the multiple offerings, the book goes into depth about to work with the application programming interface -- the API that one encounters when using AWS. That part is more for techies than for "dummies". The one disappointment is that it doesn't discuss specific third party applications that can be used by people who prefer not to build their own applications to run on AWS, and who don't want to go to an outside developer. For example, there must be someone somewhere who offers a canned application for people who want to back up data such as photos or music to S3 or to Glacier. But the only 3rd party software mentioned is Backupify, which handles data you store in the cloud, but mot data on your on-premise servers. (If there isn't a commercially available backup app that does what services like Carbonite do, there's a business opportunity for anyone reading this review,)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5A great book that provides a thorough introduction
By RC
Its honestly a really good book - at first I wasn't really sold on it - it felt like it was missing details....but then about 1/3 of the way through the book - I realized that was getting a really education on the material.

I was even cross referencing some of the material with the reference documentation on the AWS website and I realized that I was receiving the same material in a much cleaner / clearer fashion.

I should say that this book will not make you an expert - but I think its a great introduction to the material

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4Solid, accurate overview of AWS with good tips
By Amazon Customer
Good overview for those not really familiar with AWS. I have to support (minimally right now) and it's just good to get to know the terminology, how it works, network concepts which are different than traditional methods, etc.. The AWS documentation is fine BUT voluminous to say the least and very dry to read. This is a good primer.

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