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Optimizing Your Modernization Journey with AWS

By : Mridula Grandhi
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Optimizing Your Modernization Journey with AWS

By: Mridula Grandhi

Overview of this book

AWS cloud technologies help businesses scale and innovate, however, adopting modern architecture and applications can be a real challenge. This book is a comprehensive guide that ensures your switch to AWS services is smooth and hitch-free. It will enable you to make optimal decisions to bring out the best ROI from AWS cloud adoption. Beginning with nuances of cloud transformation on AWS, you’ll be able to plan and implement the migration steps. The book will facilitate your system modernization journey by getting you acquainted with various technical domains, namely, applications, databases, big data, analytics, networking, and security. Once you’ve learned about the different operations, budgeting, and management best practices such as the 6 Rs of migration approaches and the AWS Well-Architected Framework, you’ll be able to achieve operational excellence in cloud adoption. You’ll also learn how to deploy some of the important AWS tools and services with real-life case studies and use cases. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to successfully implement cloud migration and modernization on AWS and make decisions that best suit your organization.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1: Migrating to the Cloud
Part 2: Cloud Modernization – Application, Data, Analytics, and IT
Part 3: Security and Networking Transformation
Part 4: Cloud Economics, Compliance, and Governance

Diving deep into AWS IaC tools

Two predominant services when it comes to automating the provisioning of infrastructure on AWS are CloudFormation (CFN) and AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK). Let us look at what each of these services entails.


CFN is an IaC service that is used to create, provision, and manage cloud resources and support your applications throughout their lifecycle. Developers get to create these JSON or YAML templates and provision cloud resources in a repeated, predictable, and safe manner, allowing for rollbacks and versioning. This convenient provisioning mechanism supports a broad range of AWS and third-party resources that are typically used by enterprise applications, including legacy applications built on AWS such as container-based or serverless applications.

As you create the code for your infrastructure from the available templates, developers can upload the templates into an Amazon S3 bucket. CFN then provisions and configures the resources...