In this chapter, you learned that adopting a DevOps culture means changing the way that traditional engineering and operations teams operate. Instead of two isolated teams with opposing goals and responsibilities, companies with a DevOps culture take advantage of complementary domains of expertise to better collaborate through converging processes and using a new set of tools. These new processes and tools include not only automating whatever possible, from testing and deployment through to infrastructure management, but also measuring everything, so that you can improve each process over time. When it comes to cloud services, AWS is leading the catalogue with more services than any other cloud provider. All of these services are usable through APIs and SDKs, which is good for automation. In addition, AWS has tools and services for each key characteristic of the DevOps culture.
In Chapter 2, Deploying Your First Web Application, we will finally gets our hands dirty and start to use AWS. The final goal of the chapter will be to have a Hello World application, accessible to anyone on the internet.