Amazon Web Services in Action

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English | 31 Oct. 2015 | ISBN: 1617292885 | 424 Pages | MOBI/EPUB/PDF (True) | 57.5 MB

Amazon Web Services in Action introduces you to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud. You`ll start with a broad overview of AWS and learn how to spin-up servers manually and from the command line. Then you`ll explore infrastructure automation with the AWS CloudFormation service, where you can describe a blueprint of your infrastructure as code.

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About the Book

Physical data centers require lots of equipment and take time and resources to manage. If you need a data center, but don`t want to build your own, Amazon Web Services may be your solution. Whether you`re analyzing real-time data, building software as a service, or running an e-commerce site, AWS offers you a reliable cloud-based platform with services that scale.

Amazon Web Services in Action introduces you to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud. You`ll start with an overview of cloud computing and then begin setting up your account. You`ll learn how to automate your infrastructure by programmatically calling the AWS API to control every part of AWS. Next, you`ll learn options and techniques for storing your data. You`ll also learn how to isolate your systems using private networks to increase security. Finally, this book teaches you how to design for high availability and fault tolerance.

What`s Inside

Overview of cloud concepts and patterns

Deploy applications on AWS

Integrate Amazon`s pre-built services

Manage servers on EC2 for cost-effectiveness

About the Reader

Written for developers and DevOps engineers moving distributed applications to the AWS platform.

About the Authors

Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig are software engineers and consultants focused on AWS and web development.

Table of Contents

PART 1 GETTING STARTED

What is Amazon Web Services?

A simple example: WordPress in five minutes

PART 2 BUILDING VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE WITH SERVERS AND NETWORKING

Using virtual servers: EC2

Programming your infrastructure: the command line, SDKs, and CloudFormation

Automating deployment: CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, and OpsWorks

Securing your system: IAM, security groups, and VPC

PART 3 STORING DATA IN THE CLOUD

Storing your objects: S3 and Glacier

Storing your data on hard drives: EBS and instance store

Using a relational database service: RDS

Programming for the NoSQL database service: DynamoDB

PART 4 ARCHITECTING ON AWS

Achieving high availability: availability zones, auto-scaling, and CloudWatch

Decoupling your infrastructure: ELB and SQS

Designing for fault-tolerance

Scaling up and down: auto-scaling and CloudWatch

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