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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

Choosing the Right Cloud Service

We all agree that cloud computing has become an integral part of every modern company’s IT strategy and that it spearheads its digital transformation. However, it is often an overwhelming task for organizations to decide where to begin and what services to choose while ensuring the right balance of control and simplicity. In Chapter 1, Accelerating Your DevOps Journey with AWS, we focused on the importance of delivering business outcomes for customers. This is exactly what companies should have in mind as they finalize their cloud strategy. What would best help their teams to continue delivering delightful customer experiences? What would reduce the cognitive load of their software developers and fit their operating model at the same time?

An important categorization to aid this decision-making is the three cloud service tiers. They describe how you use the cloud services within your organization and the degree of management you’re...