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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


In this chapter, we discussed two real-life examples that helped you to compare different approaches to building solutions and to enable your teams. While this highlighted certain drawbacks in the traditional on-premises infrastructure model, you also learned about the practical benefits of using AWS services in the cloud.

Along the way, we also covered some guiding principles that will make your life as a software professional easier. You learned how to think of your end users as customers, align technology offerings to their business outcomes, reduce their cognitive load, and focus on iterative development practices.

With the foundations set, we then dived into important DevOps methodologies that enable software delivery at scale, reliably and securely. Toward the end, you learned about key AWS services that can boost your DevOps adoption and offer enterprise-grade reliability, availability, and security.

In Chapter 2, Choosing the Right Cloud Service, we will learn about the different service models offered by AWS and some strategies to decide what works best for your organization.