AWS: How to Architect with a Design for Failure Approach
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AWS: How to Architect with a Design for Failure Approach

Learn to build AWS-based web deployments with bulletproof reliability.
3.8 (16 ratings)
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166 students enrolled
Created by Cloud Academy
Last updated 2/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Design a web app or service that's persistent, secure, and reliable enough to guarantee 99.999% up-time.
  • Understand how to use AWS auto scaling and load balancing.
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Requirements
  • A (free) Amazon Web Services account
  • Some experience with AWS's EC2, S3 and RDS
  • Basic knowledge of AutoScaling, ELB, VPC, Route 53 and CloudFront
Description

Can't afford to have failure or overloaded servers take your web deployments offline? Want to learn how to configure truly stable and reliable apps? You need to design for failure.

The gold standard for high availability is five 9's, meaning guaranteed uptime 99.999% of the time. That means just five and a half minutes of downtime throughout an entire year. Achieving this kind of reliability requires some advanced knowledge of the many tools AWS provides to build a robust infrastructure.

In this Cloud Academy course, expert Cloud Architect Kevin Felichko will show one of the many possible alternatives for creating a high availability application, designing the whole infrastructure with a Design for Failure. You'll learn how to use

  • AutoScaling
  • load balancing, and
  • VPC

to run a standard Ruby on Rails application on an EC2 instance, with data stored on an RDS-backed MySQL database, and assets stored on S3. Kevin will also touch on some advanced topics like using CloudFront for content delivery and how to distribute an application across multiple AWS regions.

Should you take this course?

You will need to have some experience with AWS's EC2, S3 and RDS, and at least a basic knowledge of AutoScaling, ELB, VPC, Route 53 and CloudFront. But I'll provide the rest.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is aimed at students with some basic familiarity with AWS services and networking concepts who want to know how to deploy always-up web services.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 08:44
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Building the Infrastructure
4 Lectures 25:05

Setting Up RDS
06:22

Auto-Scaling our application
11:05

Adding Route 53 to the mix
03:38

Quiz 1
6 questions
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Testing Against Failure
1 Lecture 05:24
Let's make it fail
05:24
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Advanced Concepts
2 Lectures 13:03
Using CloudFront for dynamic content
07:50

Expanding to multiple regions
05:13

Quiz 2
8 questions
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