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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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Managing your infrastructure with CloudFormation

CloudFormation introduces a new way to manage services and their configurations. Through the creation of JSON or YAML files, CloudFormation lets you describe the AWS architecture you would like to build. Once your files are created, you can simply upload them to CloudFormation, which will execute them, and automatically create or update your AWS resources. Most AWS-managed tools and services are supported. You can get the full list at In this chapter, we will only look at the infrastructure we have built so far, but we will add more resources in the following chapters. After a brief overview of how CloudFormation is structured, we will create a minimal list stack to recreate the Hello World web application from Chapter 2, Deploying Your First Web Application. After that, we will see two more options to create CloudFormation templates—the designer, which lets you visually edit your template in a Web GUI, and CloudFormer...