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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


So, let's wrap up what we have learnt so far! First up, we looked at what exactly the AWS EC2 service is and how we can leverage it to perform our daily tasks. Next, we understood a bit about images and instances by looking at the various instance types and pricing options provided. Finally, we also managed to launch a couple of instances in EC2 using both the EC2 dashboard as well as the AWS CLI. We topped it all off with some interesting next steps and a bunch of recommendations and best practices!

In the next chapter, we will continue with the EC2 service and explore some of the advanced network, security, and storage options that come along with it, so stay tuned!