AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

Learn to design, build, and manage your infrastructure on the most popular of all the Cloud platforms - Amazon Web Services

AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

Yohan Wadia

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Learn to design, build, and manage your infrastructure on the most popular of all the Cloud platforms - Amazon Web Services
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782173755
Paperback326 pages

Book Description

AWS is at the forefront of Cloud Computing today. Many businesses are moving away from traditional datacenters and toward AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. Because of its versatility and flexible design, AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of simple and complicated tasks such as hosting multitier websites, running large scale parallel processing, content delivery, petabyte storage and archival, and lots more.

Whether you are a seasoned sysadmin or a rookie, this book will provide you with all the necessary skills to design, deploy, and manage your applications on the AWS cloud platform. The book guides you through the core AWS services such as IAM, EC2, VPC, RDS, and S3 using a simple real world application hosting example that you can relate to. Each chapter is designed to provide you with the most information possible about a particular AWS service coupled with easy to follow hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations.

By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Amazon Web Services
What is cloud computing?
Introducing Amazon Web Services
Plan of attack!
Summary
Chapter 2: Security and Access Management
Security and clouds
Identity and Access Management
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 3: Images and Instances
Introducing EC2!
Introducing images and instances
Cleaning up!
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 4: Security, Storage, Networking, and Lots More!
An overview of security groups
Understanding EC2 networking
Understanding EBS volumes
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 5: Building Your Own Private Clouds Using Amazon VPC
An overview of Amazon VPC
Working with VPCs
Planning next steps
Best practices and recommendations
Summary
Chapter 6: Monitoring Your AWS Infrastructure
An overview of Amazon CloudWatch
Getting started with CloudWatch
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 7: Manage Your Applications with Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing
An overview of Auto Scaling
Introducing the Elastic Load Balancer
Getting started with Auto Scaling
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 8: Database-as-a-Service Using Amazon RDS
An overview of Amazon RDS
Working with Amazon RDS
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 9: Working with Simple Storage Service
Introducing Amazon S3
Getting started with S3
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 10: Extended AWS Services for Your Applications
Introducing Amazon Route53
Content delivery using Amazon CloudFront
What's new in AWS?
Resources, recommendations, and best practices
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • A brief introduction to Cloud Computing and AWS accompanied by steps to sign up for your first AWS account
  • Create and manage users, groups, and permissions using AWS Identity and Access Management services
  • Get started with deploying and accessing EC2 instances, working with EBS Volumes and Snapshots
  • Customize and create your very own Amazon Machine Image
  • Design and deploy your instances on a highly secured, network isolated environment using Amazon VPC
  • Effectively monitor your AWS environment using specialized alarms, custom monitoring metrics, and much more
  • Explore the various benefits of Database-as-a-Service offerings and leverage them using Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB
  • Take an in-depth look at what’s new with AWS, including EC2 Container Service and Elastic File System

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Amazon Web Services
What is cloud computing?
Introducing Amazon Web Services
Plan of attack!
Summary
Chapter 2: Security and Access Management
Security and clouds
Identity and Access Management
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 3: Images and Instances
Introducing EC2!
Introducing images and instances
Cleaning up!
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 4: Security, Storage, Networking, and Lots More!
An overview of security groups
Understanding EC2 networking
Understanding EBS volumes
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 5: Building Your Own Private Clouds Using Amazon VPC
An overview of Amazon VPC
Working with VPCs
Planning next steps
Best practices and recommendations
Summary
Chapter 6: Monitoring Your AWS Infrastructure
An overview of Amazon CloudWatch
Getting started with CloudWatch
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 7: Manage Your Applications with Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing
An overview of Auto Scaling
Introducing the Elastic Load Balancer
Getting started with Auto Scaling
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 8: Database-as-a-Service Using Amazon RDS
An overview of Amazon RDS
Working with Amazon RDS
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 9: Working with Simple Storage Service
Introducing Amazon S3
Getting started with S3
Planning your next steps
Recommendations and best practices
Summary
Chapter 10: Extended AWS Services for Your Applications
Introducing Amazon Route53
Content delivery using Amazon CloudFront
What's new in AWS?
Resources, recommendations, and best practices
Summary

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ISBN 139781782173755
Paperback326 pages
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