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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


We started this chapter by highlighting the importance of integrating both people and technology in the DevOps realm for successful initiatives. While people drive the cultural and collaborative aspects of DevOps, technology provides the necessary tools and infrastructure. The most important takeaway should be to focus on establishing the right foundations of team culture and the working model before adopting technology.

We then moved on to discussing some team working models that provide the right balance of ownership, ease of management, and autonomy. Even if they do not fit as-is into your organization, they can act as a target model that you would eventually want to transition into. By doing this, you will already start reaping the benefits they provide. Next, we discussed technical best practices that can help your teams adopt the AWS services in the best way possible. Making technology decisions while considering business needs, building the right abstractions, and...