Security as Buzzword in Cloud

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Secureā€”Amazon EC2 provides numerous mechanisms for securing your compute resources.

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Amazon EC2 includes web service interfaces to configure firewall settings that control network access to and between groups of instances.
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When launching Amazon EC2 resources within Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), you can isolate your compute instances by specifying the IP range you wish to use, and connect to your existing IT infrastructure using industry-standard encrypted IPsec VPN.

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Utility Computing with Amazon

Utility hmm the term we have already heared many times but out-side computer domain. for example: utility bills šŸ™‚ for Electricity, Gas, Water and Air (Thanks God Air is still free for our lungs ).

Elastic IP

The buzz word “Elastic” is the key player in cloud computing . The technique which amazon has adopted is termed as “Elastic IP” .

Imagine a scenario that you are running an EC2 instance with non-elastic IP (dont confuse that your EC2 instnace has dynamic ip and every time if you restart OS in EC2 it gets new IP, that is absolutely wrong !!) as EC2 do get the Fix IP

The only difference between the FIX-IP and Elasitc-IP is that Fix IP terminate when you terminate the Ec2 instance and if you start new fresh instance you get new IP .

windown on amazon cloud

Hi , I just did a quick test on EC2 instance with Windows 2003 . It was very easy ,Ā  i used amazon supplied image i.e. AMI. After right click on instance through Amazon management i can connect the terminal window as seen below. Which password ? .. Hmm good question . Right click on… Continue reading windown on amazon cloud

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Amazon Current Status

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Amazon EBS Volumes (What and How ?)

Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is a new type of storage designed specifically for Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS allows you to create volumes that Amazon EC2 instances can mount as devices much like a standard hard drive.

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Bundle Tasks in Amazon

Bundle Tasks

A bundle task shows the process of converting a Windows instance into an AMI. Once bundling is complete and you register the AMI, you can launch copies of the instance.

This procedure is not applicable for Linux and UNIX instances or Windows instances that use Amazon EBS volumes as their root devices.

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Different use cases for Amazon based cloud services

Hundreds of thousands of customers have joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) community and use AWS solutions to build their businesses. The AWS cloud computing platform provides the flexibility to build your application, your way, regardless of your use case or industry. You can save time, money, and let AWS manage your infrastructure, without compromising… Continue reading Different use cases for Amazon based cloud services

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