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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)


In this chapter, you learned that adopting a DevOps culture means first and foremost changing the way traditional engineering and operations teams operate. Instead of being two isolated teams with opposing goals and responsibilities, companies with a DevOps culture take advantage of the complementary domains of expertise to collaborate better through converging processes and using a new set of tools.

These new processes and tools include not only automating everything from testing to deployment through infrastructure management, but also measuring everything so that you can improve each process over time.

When it comes to cloud services, AWS is leading the effort, with more services than any other cloud provider. All these services are usable via APIs and SDKs, which is good for automation; in addition, AWS has tools and services for each key characteristic of the DevOps culture.

In Chapter 2, Deploying Your First Web Application, you are finally going to get your feet wet and start using AWS. The final goal of the chapter will be to have a Hello World application accessible to anyone on the internet.