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Implementing AWS EC2 Auto Scaling

by Mike Pfeiffer

As a developer or IT professional, you may need to implement elasticity using the Amazon EC2 compute service in practice. This course will introduce you to Auto Scaling groups and how to effectively implement and deploy them using Amazon EC2.

What you'll learn

Do you need to design and implement elastic applications on the AWS cloud? In this course, Implementing AWS EC2 Auto Scaling, you will learn foundational skills required to deploy Auto Scaling groups on Amazon EC2. First, you will explore the concept of elasticity on AWS and gain an understanding of the differences between vertical and horizontal scaling. Next, you will discover how to build launch configurations and templates used by EC2 instances when scaling out horizontally. Finally, you will learn how to implement Auto Scaling groups that scale dynamically, on a schedule or predictively based on patterns and forecasts. By the end of this course, you will have the necessary knowledge to efficiently utilize Amazon EC2 to implement and deploy Auto Scaling groups successfully.

About the author

Mike Pfeiffer is a twenty year IT industry veteran, published author, and international conference speaker. He's a former architect for Amazon Web Services and engineer for Microsoft. Today Pfeiffer serves as Chief Technologist at

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