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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By : Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By: Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar

Overview of this book

AWS is at the forefront of Cloud Computing today. Many businesses are moving away from traditional datacenters and toward AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. Because of its versatility and flexible design, AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of simple and complicated tasks such as hosting multitier websites, running large scale parallel processing, content delivery, petabyte storage and archival, and lots more. Whether you are a seasoned sysadmin or a rookie, this book will provide you with all the necessary skills to design, deploy, and manage your applications on the AWS cloud platform. The book guides you through the core AWS services such as IAM, EC2, VPC, RDS, and S3 using a simple real world application hosting example that you can relate to. Each chapter is designed to provide you with the most information possible about a particular AWS service coupled with easy to follow hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
AWS Administration – The Definitive Guide
About the Author
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Let's quickly recap what all we accomplished so far in this chapter. To begin with, you learned a bit about what cloud computing is all about and saw a few features and benefits that it has to offer. Next, we drove straight into our core topic, that is, Amazon Web Services. You learned what Amazon Web Services is all about by understanding its architecture and core service offering. We then saw how easy and straightforward it is to sign up for AWS along with a brief walkthrough of the AWS Management Console. Towards the end, you also learned the importance of a command line interface and saw how to install the AWS CLI on a simple Linux server.

In the next chapter, you will learn a bit more about the CLI and see how to leverage it to manage and work with the AWS services. We will also be looking at few easy to use access management tools and techniques to safeguard and secure your AWS environment, so stick around! We are just getting started!