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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

Deciding between Terraform and CloudFormation

Terraform is an offering from Hashicorp and uses Hashicorp Configuration Language (HCL) for resource definitions. It is commonly adopted by organizations working with multiple cloud providers as it offers a standard templating scheme. Functionally, it works just like CloudFormation – that is, it directly consumes underlying service APIs from the cloud provider. Other benefits such as code version control, change tracking, and automation are more or less similar to what we already covered in the context of CloudFormation.

Getting started with either of the two to manage sizeable workloads is easy. The difference comes to the surface when you’re dealing with a huge number of resources in a multi-account, multi-region organizational structure. Let’s discuss some areas where these tools are uniquely positioned.

Third-party provider ecosystem

Terraform lets you manage much more than just AWS resources. With support...