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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
About the Reviewer


Well it has really been a wonderful journey writing this book! You started off with learning the basics of Cloud Computing and slowly, but gradually, covered so much. From compute (EC2) to networks (VPC) to storage (S3), identity and access management (IAM), databases (RDS), DNS (Route53), and content delivery services (CloudFront).

Although this book may seem a lot to read and grasp, trust me, this is all just a drop in the ocean. AWS is a rapidly expanding and highly innovative public cloud that, if used correctly, can bring your business and organization a lot of benefits such as scalability, flexibility, and cost savings. The principle, however, remains the same— plan out your way before you start, make sure you have designed for failure, and continuously monitor and automate your infrastructure. Remember these and you should be just fine!