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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 AWS Organizations

So far we have been working out of a single AWS account that we use for development, testing as well as for production purposes, but this isn't the case with many organizations who end up with multiple AWS accounts for a variety of purposes such as multiple environments, compliance issues, and so on. Each account gets governed and managed in its own way with no centralized ownership or control.

AWS Organizations is a simple service that allows you to consolidate and manage multiple such AWS accounts all under one roof. It enables you to group AWS accounts into one or more collective organizations that you can create and manage as a whole.

Here's a quick look at some of AWS Organizations key concepts and terminologies:

  • Organizations: Organizations are consolidated views of all your AWS accounts in one place. Using organizations, you can centrally view and manage each of your AWS accounts under one roof. Organizations provide an additional functionality using which...