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Effective DevOps with AWS - Second Edition

By : Yogesh Raheja, Giuseppe Borgese, Nathaniel Felsen
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Effective DevOps with AWS - Second Edition

By: Yogesh Raheja, Giuseppe Borgese, Nathaniel Felsen

Overview of this book

The DevOps movement has transformed the way modern tech companies work. Amazon Web Services (AWS), which has been at the forefront of the cloud computing revolution, has also been a key contributor to the DevOps movement, creating a huge range of managed services that help you implement DevOps principles. Effective DevOps with AWS, Second Edition will help you to understand how the most successful tech start-ups launch and scale their services on AWS, and will teach you how you can do the same. This book explains how to treat infrastructure as code, meaning you can bring resources online and offline as easily as you control your software. You will also build a continuous integration and continuous deployment pipeline to keep your app up to date. Once you have gotten to grips will all this, we'll move on to how to scale your applications to offer maximum performance to users even when traffic spikes, by using the latest technologies, such as containers. In addition to this, you'll get insights into monitoring and alerting, so you can make sure your users have the best experience when using your service. In the concluding chapters, we'll cover inbuilt AWS tools such as CodeDeploy and CloudFormation, which are used by many AWS administrators to perform DevOps. By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to ensure the security of your platform and data, using the latest and most prominent AWS tools.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Chapter 1. The Cloud and DevOps Revolution

The technological industry is constantly changing. Although the internet was born only a quarter of a century ago, it has already transformed the way that we live. Every day, over a billion people visit Facebook; every minute, approximately 300 hours of video footage are uploaded on YouTube; and every second, Google processes approximately 40,000 search queries. Being able to handle such a staggering scale isn't easy. However, this book will provide you with a practical guide for deployment philosophy, tooling, or using the best practices of the companies. Through the use of Amazon Web Services (AWS), you will be able to build the key elements required to efficiently manage and scale your infrastructure, your engineering processes, and your applications, with minimal cost and effort. This first chapter will explain the new paradigms of the following topics:

  • Thinking in terms of the cloud, and not infrastructure
  • Adopting a DevOps culture
  • Deploying in AWS