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Implementing Cloud Design Patterns for AWS by Marcus Young

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Chapter 2. Basic Patterns

The first patterns we will learn are considered to be the most rudimentary patterns for Cloud infrastructure. Many patterns throughout this book will be very heavily tied to AWS-specific services while the patterns here can be applied in many other Cloud virtualization infrastructures that have similar capabilities. In this chapter we will cover the following topics:

  • Snapshot pattern
  • Stamp pattern
  • Scale up pattern
  • Scale out pattern
  • On-demand disk pattern

For this chapter, I will use the Amazon provided and supported Amazon Machine Image (AMI) titled Amazon Linux AMI. The base AMI that you choose or the machine type to launch the AMI is not important for this chapter, as long as it is a Linux image. Images based on Windows have ...

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