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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)

Creating and configuring your account

If you haven't signed up for AWS yet, it is time to do so.

Signing up

This step is, of course, fairly simple and self-explanatory. In order to sign up, if you haven't done so yet, open in your browser and follow the steps. You will need an email address and your credit card information.

There are two exceptions to this process, as follows:

  • If you plan on deploying servers in China, then you need to create your account on
  • AWS has a special facility called GovCloud for the specific regulatory needs of United States federal, state, and local agencies. To sign up for this, use the link https...