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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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Creating and configuring your account

If you haven't signed up for AWS yet, it is time to do so.

Signing up

This step is, of course, fairly simple and self-explanatory. In order to sign up (if you haven't done so yet), open in your browser, click on the Create a new AWS account button, and follow the steps. You will need an email address and your credit card information.

The two exceptions to this process are as follows:

  • If you plan to deploy servers in China, then you need to create your account in the AWS China region at
  • AWS has a special facility called GovCloud for specific regulatory needs of United States federal, state, and local agencies. To sign up for this, go to the following link at


In this book, we will use servers located in Northern Virginia so you will need to sign up using the standard registration process.

Amazon runs a free-tier program for new users. This is designed to...