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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)

Instrumenting our application for monitoring

In this section, we are going to make a couple of changes to our application to provide insight into what our code is doing and how it's behaving.

Because monitoring isn't as trivial as it may sound, there is no shortage of monitoring solutions. Since this book is focused on AWS, we will want to utilize what AWS provides as much as possible, starting with CloudWatch.

Furthermore, because of the rudimentary nature of the application, most of what we will implement won't be very meaningful, aside from demonstrating your different options, as well as the ideas behind the process.

AWS CloudWatch

CloudWatch centralizes most essential functionalities for a monitoring solution...