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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

What to choose when

Getting started with any of these offerings is fairly simple, but aligning these decisions with long-term success needs several considerations. As we just discussed, these service tiers come with different levels of abstraction. This directly translates to the flexibility you would have in terms of modifications and extensions, should a need arise. Let’s take a look at what factors you need to evaluate and the impact they could have.

Simplicity versus control

Striking the right balance is important to ensure the success and agility of your software teams. The service tier capabilities need to match the software stack you are working with. Whether the team is building a stock trading application or a static website will largely define the level of customization and control they expect from the platform or the underlying infrastructure components. On the other hand, for developing a PoC, developers don’t need extensive customization and performance...