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AWS DevOps Simplified

By : Akshay Kapoor
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AWS DevOps Simplified

By: Akshay Kapoor

Overview of this book

DevOps and AWS are the two key enablers for the success of any modern software-run business. DevOps accelerates software delivery, while AWS offers a plethora of services, allowing developers to prioritize business outcomes without worrying about undifferentiated heavy lifting. This book focuses on the synergy between them, equipping you with strong foundations, hands-on examples, and a strategy to accelerate your DevOps journey on AWS. AWS DevOps Simplified is a practical guide that starts with an introduction to AWS DevOps offerings and aids you in choosing a cloud service that fits your company's operating model. Following this, it provides hands-on tutorials on the GitOps approach to software delivery, covering immutable infrastructure and pipelines, using tools such as Packer, CDK, and CodeBuild/CodeDeploy. Additionally, it provides you with a deep understanding of AWS container services and how to implement observability and DevSecOps best practices to build and operate your multi-account, multi-Region AWS environments. By the end of this book, you’ll be equipped with solutions and ready-to-deploy code samples that address common DevOps challenges faced by enterprises hosting workloads in the cloud.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1 Driving Transformation through AWS and DevOps
Part 2 Faster Software Delivery with Consistent and Reproducible Environments
Part 3 Security and Observability of Containerized Workloads
Part 4 Taking the Next Steps

Best practices for a solid observability strategy

In this section, we will be covering some fundamentals of how to best represent your observability data while maintaining the right balance of information you need to process.

Build a hierarchy of dashboards

A key measure of success for your observability strategy is the Mean Time to Recover (MTTR). This defines how soon an engineer working on operational issues can understand and recover from the underlying problem. To begin with, it’s important to have dashboards that provide just the right amount of detail. Reducing unwanted noise is crucial in reducing the overall MTTR. A common problem software teams run into is creating a data-heavy dashboard that covers many different aspects of their application, all on one screen. This often leads to false negatives consuming a lot of investigation time.

As outlined at the beginning of this chapter, you must build your observability strategy while keeping your customer in mind...