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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
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What's new in AWS?

With the basic services now covered, here's a quick look at some of the newer AWS services and how you can potentially leverage them to build and host your applications and infrastructure. First up on the list is Elastic Container Service (ECS).

Elastic Container Service

Before I talk about Elastic Container Service, it is essential to understand what a container is all about and why is it getting so much of importance lately.

A container is a logical entity that consists of one entire runtime environment. This environment can include an application, its dependencies, all of its libraries, and configuration files needed to run it, all packed into one small package. But wait a minute! Doesn't this all seem a bit familiar? Well to be honest, containers are nothing like virtualization, in fact I see them replacing virtualization very soon. If you see a virtual machine today, it basically comprises an entire OS plus the application hosted on top of it. You can have one or more...