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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 9.  Secure Your AWS Environment

Security is unsurprisingly a very hot topic in The Cloud Computing - should you be doing it? debate.

On one side we have the my-hardware-is-my-castle group of people, who find it deeply unnatural to even think of delegating your compute environment to some abstract entity that assures you that you own the capacity of X number of machines at any given time, but which you cannot see or touch. Not to mention the question of your data.

On the other, we find the people who do not really mind the mystical concept of the cloud at all. Their main interest is in having instant access to somewhat unlimited amount of compute resources at a reasonable cost. Unfortunately, they might occasionally concentrate too much on getting a job done quickly, ignoring some valid, healthy concerns that the former group puts forward.

Then there is the middle ground - those of us who recognize the sacrifices one has to accept when moving to the cloud as well as the various solutions...