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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

The three tiers of cloud offerings

Everything is offered as a service these days. You might have come across several terms such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, which are part of a bigger trend of offering X as a service. Hosting all the hardware and software components of your application stack on-premises requires a lot of effort and time. However, you can selectively offload some of these components to the cloud.

AWS and other cloud providers abstract the underlying infrastructure and platform, thereby only exposing what the end-users want to use. The interesting part is that some of these offerings have now extended beyond the service provider’s data center and are offered as a managed service, directly running in customers’ on-premises environments in racks managed by AWS. This new cloud trend of hybrid-deployment models is evolving in several domains such as containers, databases, and end-user computing.

Let’s have a look into the differentiating capabilities...