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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

Chapter 8. Optimize for Scale and Cost

On the subject of optimization, we shall start from the top, that is to say the earliest stage: the design stage.

Imagine iterating over your architecture plan time and time again, until you have convinced yourself and your colleagues that this is the best you can do with the information available at that time. Now imagine that, unless you have a very unusual use case, other people have already done similar iterations and have kindly shared the outcome.

Back to reality and fortunately, we were not far off. There is indeed a collective AWS knowledge base in the form of blog posts, case studies, and white papers available to anybody embarking on their first cloud deployment.

We are going to take a distilled sample of that knowledge base and apply it to a common architecture example, in an attempt to achieve maximum scalability, whilst remaining cost efficient.

The example is going to be one of a typical frontend (NGINX nodes), backend (DB cluster) and a storage...