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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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Planning your next steps

Well, we have covered a lot of new features and services in this chapter, however, there are still a few things that I would recommend you try out on your own. First up is the Parameter Store!

The Parameter Store is yet another managed service provided by Systems Manager and is designed to store your instance's configuration data such as passwords, database strings, license codes, and so on, securely. You have the added option of storing the data either as plain text, or even in encrypted form, and later reference it in your automation documents or policy documents as variables rather than complete plain text. But that's not even the best part of it! Using Parameter Store, you can also reference your data across other AWS services such as EC2 Container Service and AWS Lambda, thus making this a centralized store for storing all your configurational and secure data.

Another important feature that I would recommend using in your environments is Resource Data Sync. Resource...