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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 established a foundational understanding of what CI/CD is and how it supports the software delivery processes. This is key for software automation, which further drives digital innovation. Selecting a tool from countless options available these days can be a difficult task. We discussed key areas that could simplify the selection process.

Next, we learned about AWS services that offer great functionality, scale, and integration support in the CI/CD space. Starting with a basic understanding of each, we went further into the details of key differentiating features when using these services, in combination or isolation. They should always be seen as modular blocks that can stand up on their own, or work with another tool to build something customized. To see things in action, we deployed a real application stack in our AWS account and created a software change rollout pipeline using CodePipeline. This exercise was meant to expose you to how these building...