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Effective DevOps with AWS

By : Nathaniel Felsen
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Effective DevOps with AWS

By: Nathaniel Felsen

Overview of this book

The DevOps movement has transformed the way modern tech companies work. AWS which has been on the forefront of the Cloud computing revolution has also been a key contributor of this DevOps movement creating a huge range of managed services that help you implement the DevOps principles. In this book, you’ll see how the most successful tech start-ups launch and scale their services on AWS and how you can too. Written by a lead member of Mediums DevOps team, this book explains how to treat infrastructure as code, meaning you can bring resources online and offline as necessary with the code as easily as you control your software. You will also build a continuous integration and continuous deployment pipeline to keep your app up to date. You’ll find out how to scale your applications to offer maximum performance to users anywhere in the world, even when traffic spikes with the latest technologies, such as containers and serverless computing. You will also take a deep dive into monitoring and alerting to make sure your users have the best experience when using your service. Finally, you’ll get to grips with ensuring the security of your platform and data.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

The Cloud and the DevOps Revolution

The tech industry is constantly changing. The internet was born only a quarter of a century ago but has already transformed the way we live. Every day, over a billion people visit Facebook (; every hour, approximately 18,000 hours of videos are uploaded on YouTube (; and every second, Google processes approximately 40,000 search queries ( Being able to handle such a staggering scale of activity isn't easy. Thanks to this book, you will have a practical guide to adopting similar philosophies, tooling, and best practices as those applied by the aforementioned companies. Through the use of Amazon Web Services (AWS), you will be able to build the key principles to manage and scale your infrastructure, your engineering processes, and your applications efficiently with minimal cost and effort.

This first chapter will explain in detail the new paradigms of:

  • Thinking in terms of the cloud and not infrastructure
  • Adopting a DevOps culture
  • Deploying in AWS following DevOps best practices