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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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Resources, recommendations, and best practices

There are a ton of resources present on the web and on AWS's website itself where you can find good content, guides, how-to tutorials, and much more:

  • For anyone just starting off with AWS, I would really recommend reading the Getting Started with AWS guides. These are some well written and to the point guides covering topics such as hosting static websites, deploying web apps, analyzing Big Data, and so on. Go to to know more.

  • Next, the holy grail of all AWS services and a must to read if you are planning to work with AWS—the AWS documentations page. This page is a one stop shop for all your AWS service user guides, CLI and API references as well. Refer to for more information.

  • Although not mandatory, the AWS case studies page is yet another important place where you can read about how and what customers are using AWS for. You can filter case studies based...