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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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Security and clouds

Security is a core requirement for any application whether it is hosted on an on-premise data center or a cloud such as AWS. It is a fundamental service that protects your applications and data from a variety of cyber-attacks, security breaches, accidental or deliberate data deletions, theft, and much more.

Most modern cloud providers offer security in a very similar way to traditional on-premise data centers with the same amount of control and compliance. The only difference is that in a traditional data center, you would have to deal with the complexities and costs of securing the hardware, whereas on the cloud, this task is performed by the cloud provider itself. This difference not only saves on overhead costs that every organization has to bear, but also reduces the time and effort it takes to monitor and protect all those resources.

Is AWS really secure

So the obvious question lingering in your mind right now must be, ok, we signed up for AWS and now are going to run...