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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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Chapter 5. Adding Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment

In the previous chapters, we focused on improving the creation and management of infrastructure. The DevOps culture doesn't stop there, however. As you might recall from Chapter 1, The Cloud and the DevOps Revolution, DevOps culture also includes having a very efficient process to test and deploy code. At the 2009 Velocity conference, John Allspaw and Paul Hammond made a very inspirational speech about how Flickr was carrying out over 10 deployments a day ( This presentation is often mentioned as a pivotal moment that contributed to the creation of the DevOps movement. In their presentation, John and Paul talk about the conflicts between development and operations teams but also outline a number of best practices that allow Flickr to deploy new code to production multiple times a day.

With innovations such as virtualization, the public and private cloud, and automation, creating new start ups has never...