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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 some key best practices and recommendations that you ought to keep in mind when working with Amazon S3:

  • Before creating your buckets, plan and choose a region that has closer proximity to your users. You may also want to consider any legal or regulatory compliance before selecting a particular region.

  • Leverage S3's versioning and lifecycle management for automatically archiving or cleaning up of your buckets and objects. This will help you save a lot on storage costs as well.

  • Employ server-side encryption for encrypting your data at rest. Although all objects and buckets in S3 are private by default, you can still enforce additional security by encrypting them using either AWSKMS or using S3 Managed Keys.

  • Design and use bucket policies for restricting delete operations on buckets. You can even enable Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for certain users who will be required to provide additional authentication to perform a change in an object's version...