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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)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, The Cloud and the DevOps Revolution, states that adopting a DevOps culture means first and foremost changing the way traditional engineering and operations teams operate.

Chapter 2, Deploying Your First Web Application, introduces AWS and its most notorious service, EC2. After signing up for AWS, we will configure our environment in such a way that we can create a virtual server using the command-line interface.

Chapter 3, Treating Your Infrastructure As Code, covers a good production environment ready to host any application. We will see how to architect it and monitor our servers.

Chapter 4, Adding Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment, improves the developer's productivity. To that effect, we will build a continuous integration pipeline.

Chapter 5, Scaling Your Infrastructure, shows how to break the monolith into a service-oriented architecture and other AWS managed services, such as ALB, SQS, and Kinesis, for better load balancing and better service-to-service communication.

Chapter 6, Running Containers in AWS, explains the concept of containers using Docker and ECS, and the basics of how Docker works. It shows how to create a container for our application.

Chapter 7, Monitoring and Alerting, explains several ways to add monitoring and alerting to our application and infrastructure. We can do it reasonably well by taking advantage of some of the services AWS provides, including CloudWatch, ElasticSearch, and SNS.

Chapter 8, Hardening the Security of Your AWS Environment, covers one of the more complex aspect of a cloud infrastructure, its security, and different ways to audit and assess the security of our infrastructure.