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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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Chapter 6. Scaling Your Infrastructure

In this chapter, we are going to analyze all the technologies used to deploy a complete web application in Amazon Web Services (AWS). In particular, we will look at how to create a monolithic application in one single machine and decompose the application into multiple pieces in order to achieve scalability and reliability. 

Every section of this chapter first has a theoretical part that focuses on the overarching idea as well as the AWS technologies necessary to implement it. It also has a practical example, which makes it possible to put what is explained into action

Starting with the monolith approach to all the software on a single machine, we are going to see when and why it is convenient to break it into multiple pieces to achieve better scalability and reliability. To do this, moving the data (also called the state of the application) outside of the EC2 machine is the first step that can be performed using RDS, the database service in the Amazon...