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Implementing DevOps on AWS

By : Vaselin Kantsev
Book Image

Implementing DevOps on AWS

By: Vaselin Kantsev

Overview of this book

Knowing how to adopt DevOps in your organization is becoming an increasingly important skill for developers, whether you work for a start-up, an SMB, or an enterprise. This book will help you to drastically reduce the amount of time spent on development and increase the reliability of your software deployments on AWS using popular DevOps methods of automation. To start, you will get familiar with the concept of IaC and will learn to design, deploy, and maintain AWS infrastructure. Further on, you’ll see how to design and deploy a Continuous Integration platform on AWS using either open source or AWS provided tools/services. Following on from the delivery part of the process, you will learn how to deploy a newly created, tested, and verified artefact to the AWS infrastructure without manual intervention. You will then find out what to consider in order to make the implementation of Configuration Management easier and more effective. Toward the end of the book, you will learn some tricks and tips to optimize and secure your AWS environment. By the end of the book, you will have mastered the art of implementing DevOps practices onto AWS.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Implementing DevOps on AWS
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Free Chapter
What is DevOps and Should You Care?
Build, Test, and Release Faster with Continuous Integration

Mind the full-hour billing

It is great that AWS allows you to pay-for-what-you-use and as-you-go. Something to keep in mind, however, is that AWS meters usage in hourly increments.

So, say you were running a number of batch jobs, launching and terminating an instance every 10 minutes. After an hour and 10 minutes, you would have launched and terminated six instances (6x smallest increment of 1h) resulting in 6 hours of billable usage despite the fact the neither of them lasted more than 10 minutes.

At any rate, to avoid surprises, it is highly recommended you to set up billing alerts. These are simple CloudWatch alarms which can notify you when your estimated bill has reached a threshold.