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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

Adhering to AWS Well-Architected Principles

Back in 2012, one of the famous Amazon Web Services (AWS) services—Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)—had an outage that affected the workloads of many customers. Interestingly, though, the impact was negligible, or not seen at all by a few customers. This clearly meant that in addition to the capabilities provided by the cloud provider, the usage pattern of those services played an important role in the stability of customers’ workloads. Deeper investigations surfaced some architectural patterns that a few AWS customers had been following. This, combined with the data and analysis from AWS, led to the formation of AWS Well-Architected. Since then, this has been used to educate customers on how to architect their cloud workloads in a reliable and efficient manner. What started as a set of best practices then transformed into some whitepapers and architectural guides for hosting applications on AWS. These practices will...