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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)
Title Page
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In this chapter, we applied the least privilege principle at different level. In the IAM section, you learned how to lock in your root account and pass control to IAM users, by configuring a password policy and setting up permissions and groups. Enabling CloudTrail, we tracked and monitored every action performed on our infrastructure by an IAM user or by a service, in our environment. With VPC Flow Logs, we observed a powerful network monitor applicable at any point of our VPC, and we also created our prerequisites using Terraform, a wonderful tool for growing our practice. . We also covered the concept of the Terraform module. In the VPC subnets section, we looked at the three kinds of subnet that we can use in our AWS cloud, and where to place the different kinds of resources available in our infrastructure, exposing it to the internet as little as possible and keeping as much as possible in private zones.

While discussing the WAF service, we explored one of the most powerful...