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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By : Yohan Wadia
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By: Yohan Wadia

Overview of this book

Many businesses are moving from traditional data centers to AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of both simple and tedious tasks. Whether you are a seasoned system admin or a rookie, this book will help you to learn all the skills you need to work with the AWS cloud. This book guides you through some of the most popular AWS services, such as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, EFS, CloudTrail, Redshift, EMR, Data Pipeline, and IoT using a simple, real-world, application-hosting example. This book will also enhance your application delivery skills with the latest AWS services, such as CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline, to provide continuous delivery and deployment, while also securing and monitoring your environment's workflow. Each chapter is designed to provide you with maximal information about each AWS service, coupled with easy to follow, hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault-tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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IoT – what is it?

Well, to the uninitiated, IoT or Internet of Things is all about connecting everyday objects or things together, using a common medium of communication (in this case, the internet) for exchange of data. I know it doesn't sound much, but today, IoT is practically being implemented everywhere around us; from wearable devices, smartphones, home appliances, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, to vehicles and heavy machinery, and much more! Gartner predicts that by the year 2020, there will be an estimated 26 billion devices connected using IoT, and this number is set to grow even further, as IoT adoption becomes mainstream. But what exactly is IoT and how do you build it? Here's a quick look at some of the basic building blocks required in order to get started with IoT:


  • Things: To begin with, any form of IoT comprises end user devices that we use or leverage to perform some of our day-to-day tasks. These devices, or things, can be anything and everything, including simple...