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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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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.