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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

Managing Infrastructure as Code with AWS CloudFormation

What does Infrastructure as Code (IaC) mean? How can we get started with this approach to managing infrastructure resources? Simply put, IaC is an approach to applying software engineering DevOps practices, such as version control, auditability, testing, and pipeline automation, to infrastructure resources. These days, the success of rapidly evolving application architectures largely depends on the stability and elasticity of the underlying infrastructure. Infrastructure can no longer be seen separately from code; rather, it is code. AWS offers several capabilities to support this approach. By leveraging services such as AWS CloudFormation, you can achieve the same level of automation and reliability as seen in software delivery, also at the infrastructure level. Adopting IaC practices allows software professionals to spend less time on ensuring the reliability, portability, and consistency of the underlying infrastructure, which...