2017 Wrap-Up: Top AWS How-To Columns of the Year

You had AWS questions; our cloud guru Brien Posey had the answers.

10. Using AWS To Host WordPress
It's tempting to think of AWS as a solution for hosting virtual machine instances, allocating cloud storage and other IaaS-related tasks, but AWS can also be used as a platform for hosting Web applications. [Read here]

9. Assessing Your Security with Amazon Inspector
Here's how to use the Amazon Inspector tool to check the health of your AWS instances from within. [Read here]

8. Using the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio
Working in an AWS environment doesn't mean that developers have to give up the tools they use daily. For Visual Studio developers, AWS offers a solution to help them deploy services on its cloud. [Read here]

7. Using AWS To Manage On-Premises Servers
Although Amazon EC2 is designed to run instances within the AWS cloud, the EC2 console can also be used to manage instances that are running within your own datacenter. [Read here]

6. Migrate a Microsoft Azure VM to AWS, Part 2
Now that you've downloaded and resized the Azure virtual hard disk, here comes the slightly more complicated part: actually prepping the virtual hard disk for the AWS cloud. [Read here]

5. Pushing a Docker Image to the EC2 Container Registry
It's one thing to set up a simple application container, and another to be able to actually use containers in the real world. To do that, you'll need to know how to push a Docker image to AWS. [Read here]

4. Reducing Latency with EC2 Placement Groups
Creating a placement group in AWS to cope with latency issues is easy enough, but there are several important caveats and limitations to keep in mind. [Read here]

3. What You Need To Know About VPC Security Groups
Here's a quick rundown of what a VPC security group is, what it does, and some of the rules you'll need to keep in mind when creating and working with them in AWS. [Read here]

2. Connecting to a Linux Instance in AWS Using PuTTY
Logging in to a Linux instance is significantly different from logging in to a Windows instance. Brien walks you through the steps using the PuTTY utility. [Read here]

1. Migrate a Microsoft Azure VM to AWS, Part 1
Just because it's possible to move a virtual machine from Microsoft's cloud to Amazon's, doesn't mean it's easy. In the first installment of this two-part series, Brien identifies what you need to start the process. [Read here]


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