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Defining IaaS

The simplest way to view IaaS is as a means of providing access to virtualized computer resources over an Internet connection. IaaS acts as one of three methods of sharing resources over the Internet, alongside SaaS and PaaS. AWS supports IaaS by providing access to virtualized hardware, software, servers, storage, …

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Getting to Know the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Consider the meaning of elastic in many of the AWS service names. When you see the word elastic, you should think of the ability to stretch and contract. All the AWS documentation alludes to this fact, but it often makes the whole process sound quite complicated when it really isn’t. …

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AWS For Admins For Dummies

Easily get your head in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services With Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can do everything from backing up your personal hard drive to creating a full-fledged IT department in the Cloud. And while major corporations like Adobe and Netflix have turned to AWS for their …

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Pro SQL Server Internals – Part 1

Every database consists of one or more transaction log files and one or more data files. A transaction log stores information about database transactions and all of the data modifications made in each session. Every time the data is modified, SQL Server stores enough information in the transaction log to …

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Multiplayer Game Development with HTML5

While HTTP is a great protocol to reliably retrieve documents from web servers, it was not designed to be used in real-time games; therefore, it is not ideal for this purpose. The way HTTP works is very simple: a client sends a request to a server, which then returns a …

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