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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 all the things we covered so far in this chapter. First up, we took a look at security and clouds in general, followed by a walkthrough of the shared security model, followed by AWS. Later, we learned a bit about IAM and how you as an end user can leverage it to provide secure access to individual users. We also looked at the steps required to create users, groups, and policies using both the AWS Management Console as well as the AWS CLI. Toward the end of the chapter, we looked at a few important and newly introduced AWS administration and security services as well. Finally, we topped it all off with some essential recommendations and best practices!

The next chapter is even more amazing: we will dive into and explore the true power of AWS provided by one of its core service offerings—the Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2. So stick around, we are just getting started!