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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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Recommendations and best practices

Here are a few handy recommendations and best practices to keep in mind when working with volumes:

  • Create and use IAM policies and allow only a particular set of users from accessing your EBS volumes.

  • Create and take periodic snapshots of your volumes. Always remember to provide suitable names and descriptions for your snapshots so that they can be easily identified and re-used.

  • Always take snapshots during the nonbusiness hours of your application.

  • Clean up unused or older snapshots to save on unnecessary costs.

  • Encrypt your EBS volumes if you have some sensitive data stored on them.

  • Select and use the correct type of EBS volume as per your application's needs. Use performance-optimized volumes for your high-performance applications and magnetic volumes for applications that do not need a lot of data read and write.