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Effective DevOps with AWS - Second Edition

By : Yogesh Raheja, Giuseppe Borgese, Nathaniel Felsen
Book Image

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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Adding a configuration management system

Configuration management systems are probably the most well known components of classic DevOps-driven organizations. Present in most companies (including in the enterprise market), configuration management systems are quickly replacing home-grown Shell, Python, and Perl scripts. There are many reasons why configuration management systems should be a part of your environment. One reason is that they offer domain-specific languages, which improves the readability of the code, and they are tailored to the specific needs that arise in organizations when trying to configure systems. This results in a lot of useful built-in features. Furthermore, the most common configuration management tools have a big and active user community, which often means that you will be able to find existing code for the system you are trying to automate.

Some of the most popular configuration management tools include Puppet, Chef, SaltStack, and Ansible. While all of those options...