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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

What is DevSecOps?

Simply put, DevSecOps is the practice of integrating security tests into every stage of the software delivery life cycle. It is an extension of the DevOps approach that we have discussed so far in this book. Using tools and processes, it promotes collaboration between development, operations, and security teams. This results in software artifacts that are not only operationally efficient to produce but also safe to be released in production, at any point in time. Similar to DevOps, DevSecOps also brings in a cultural shift around how we approach security in conventional software delivery processes. Security teams should no longer be seen as some form of resistance, but more as enablers of the adoption of security best practices in the organization.

Before we move further, I would like to clarify one point that you might be thinking of at this stage – the difference between DevOps and DevSecOps.

How is it different from DevOps?

The core idea behind...