AWS Administration Cookbook

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  • Discover the best practices to achieve an automated repeatable infrastructure in AWS
  • Bring down your IT costs by managing AWS successfully and deliver high availability, fault tolerance, and scalability
  • Make any website faster with static and dynamic caching
  • Create monitoring and alerting dashboards using CloudWatch
  • Migrate a database to AWS
  • Set up consolidated billing to achieve simple and effective cost management with accounts
  • Host a domain and find out how you can automate health checks

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a bundled remote computing service that provides cloud computing infrastructure over the Internet with storage, bandwidth, and customized support for application programming interfaces (API). Implementing these services to efficiently administer your cloud environments is a core task.

This book will help you build and administer your cloud environment with AWS. We’ll begin with the AWS fundamentals, and you’ll build the foundation for the recipes you’ll work on throughout the book. Next, you will find out how to manage multiple accounts and set up consolidated billing. You will then learn to set up reliable and fast hosting for static websites, share data between running instances, and back up your data for compliance.

Moving on, you will find out how to use the compute service to enable consistent and fast instance provisioning, and will see how to provision storage volumes and autoscale an application server. Next, you’ll discover how to effectively use the networking and database service of AWS. You will also learn about the different management tools of AWS along with securing your AWS cloud. Finally, you will learn to estimate the costs for your cloud.

By the end of the book, you will be able to easily administer your AWS cloud.

  • Install, configure, and administer computing, storage, and networking in the AWS cloud
  • Automate your infrastructure and control every aspect of it through infrastructure as code
  • Work through exciting recipes to administer your AWS cloud
Page Count 394
Course Length 11 hours 49 minutes
ISBN 9781787127630
Date Of Publication 23 Apr 2017


Rowan Udell

Rowan Udell has been working in development and operations for 15 years. He has held a variety of positions, such as SRE, front-end developer, back-end developer, consultant, technical lead, and team leader. His travels have seen him work in start-ups and enterprises in the finance, education, and web industries in Australia and Canada. He currently works as a senior consultant with Versent, an AWS advanced partner in Sydney. He specializes in serverless applications and architectures on AWS and contributes actively in the Serverless Framework community.

Lucas Chan

Lucas Chan has been working in the field of technology since 1995 as a developer, systems admin, DevOps engineer, and a variety of other roles. He is currently a senior consultant and engineer at Versent and a technical director at Stax. He's been running production workloads on AWS for over 10 years. He's also a member of the APAC AWS Warriors program and holds all five of the available AWS certifications.