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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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Introducing Amazon Elastic Beanstalk

One of the key features of a cloud is to provide its users and developers with a seamless and easy to use platform for developing and deploying their applications. That's exactly where Elastic Beanstalk comes in. Elastic Beanstalk was first launched in the year 2011, and has continuously evolved to become a full-fledged PaaS offering from AWS.

Elastic Beanstalk is your one-stop shop for quickly deploying and managing your web applications in AWS. All you need to do is upload your code to Beanstalk, and voila! Elastic Beanstalk takes care of the entire application's deployment process, from EC2 capacity provisioning to auto-scaling the instances and even load balancing using an ELB! Elastic Beanstalk does it all so that you can concentrate on more important tasks, such as developing your applications and not getting bogged down with complex operational nuances.

But for me, Beanstalk is much more than just the deployment and management of your applications...