Book Image

AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By : Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar
Book Image

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


With this we come to the end of yet another chapter and yet another awesome AWS service. Let's quickly recap all the things covered so far. First up, we started off by understanding and learning what RDS is all about, followed by an in-depth look at DB instances and how RDS actually works. Next, you learnt about how you can leverage high availability for your databases by using something called as Multi-AZ deployments and Read Replicas. You also learnt a lot of basic actions that you can perform on a database using RDS, such as creating a DB instance, connecting to one, testing it, and so on. Toward the end, we topped it all off with some easy-to-remember recommendations and best practices that you should keep in mind when working with RDS!

In the next chapter, we are going to look at yet another AWS core service that provides us with virtually unlimited storage for all our needs! So stick around, there's more to learn just around the corner!