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Amazon Web Services: Migrating your .NET Enterprise Application by Rob Linton

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Chapter 9. Monitoring and Scaling My Application

In the last chapter, we looked at how we could use Amazon's queuing and notification services to add value to our existing application. We looked at how we could use these services to open up our application to other services running in our AWS environment.

In this chapter, we will be looking at how monitoring and autoscaling can be added to make our application nimble enough to withstand unexpected failures and spikes in traffic. As part of this, we will be looking at:

  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • Autoscaling

Autoscaling

Autoscaling is a feature of AWS that allows extra EC2 instances to be added to your infrastructure automatically during periods of high load, and then allows the same instances to be decommissioned ...

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