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Learning AWS - Second Edition

By : Aurobindo Sarkar, Amit Shah
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Learning AWS - Second Edition

By: Aurobindo Sarkar, Amit Shah

Overview of this book

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the most popular and widely-used cloud platform. Administering and deploying application on AWS makes the applications resilient and robust. The main focus of the book is to cover the basic concepts of cloud-based development followed by running solutions in AWS Cloud, which will help the solutions run at scale. This book not only guides you through the trade-offs and ideas behind efficient cloud applications, but is a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of AWS. In the first section, you will begin by looking at the key concepts of AWS, setting up your AWS account, and operating it. This guide also covers cloud service models, which will help you build highly scalable and secure applications on the AWS platform. We will then dive deep into concepts of cloud computing with S3 storage, RDS and EC2. Next, this book will walk you through VPC, building real-time serverless environments, and deploying serverless APIs with microservices. Finally, this book will teach you to monitor your applications, automate your infrastructure, and deploy with CloudFormation. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with the various services that AWS provides and will be able to leverage AWS infrastructure to accelerate the development process.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Summary

In this chapter, we introduced you to a few cloud computing concepts and terminologies. We described the basic features of public, private, and hybrid clouds. We introduced the main cloud delivery models, namely, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. We described various multi-tenancy models, and some of their main implications and challenges. We also described typical cloud-based workloads including both traditional in-premise systems and new generation applications built for cloud-only environments. Finally, we listed the steps for creating your AWS account and described the salient features of the AWS management console.

With the basics out of the way, in Chapter 2, Designing Cloud Applications – an Architect’s Perspective, we will describe some familiar and not-so familiar architectural best practices in the cloud context. We will deep dive into the technical details of how multi-tenanted cloud applications are different from traditional multi-tiered applications. We will also walk you through creating a sample application (using Spring and MySQL) that will be used to illustrate key cloud-application design concepts through the rest of this book.