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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


Developing software applications is only one part of the challenge. Maintaining them in a productive environment (at an enterprise scale) requires equal commitment and engineering effort. This can only be achieved with a solid observability strategy that allows you to not only react faster to operational issues but also gather meaningful insights that allow you to continue delivering differentiated business outcomes to your users.

We started this chapter with a basic understanding of what observability is and why it matters. Equipped with that knowledge, we then moved on to discussing the AWS observability platform – CloudWatch – and the solutions or integrations it offers for each of the observability pillars – metrics, logs, and traces. In addition to that, we discussed AWS’s efforts in the CNCF’s Open Telemetry project and the ADOT collector, which allows you to seamlessly collect, process, and export metrics, logs, and traces to other...