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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


In this chapter, we discussed the benefits of using IaC. Applying the DevOps principles of software engineering to infrastructure management has a lot of benefits. This allows you to focus on the application needs and, at the same time, increases the reliability and confidence of rolling out infrastructure changes at scale.

We started by providing a basic understanding of AWS CloudFormation constructs and discussed its capabilities, and then concluded this chapter with hands-on activities around deploying infrastructure and application stacks. This should give you a strong start to managing your AWS resources with confidence. The best practices we covered were mainly aligned around organizational challenges when dealing with multiple teams and accounts. Adhering to these guidelines will improve the agility of your teams and promote reusability – which are critical pillars of the DevOps journey.

In Chapter 5, Rolling Out a CI/CD pipeline, we’ll discuss how...