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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 recommend you need to read up on on your own. First up is the AWS Shield service!

Introduction to AWS Shield

AWS Shield is an extension of AWS WAF, but is targeted to provide security around potential DDoS attacks. It is a fully managed service that provides Always-on detection and automatic mitigations that minimize application downtime and latency. AWS Shield provides two tiers of services: Standard and Advanced:

  • AWS Shield Standard: Provided at no additional costs, this service is enabled on your account and AWS services by default, and is designed to protect your web applications against the most common and frequently occurring DDoS attacks.
  • AWS Shield Advanced: Designed for providing a higher level of protection for your web applications, AWS Shield Advanced is intended to work with applications that are currently running on Elastic or Application...