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.
- 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
Chapter 1: What is Amazon Web Services?
Chapter 2: A simple example: WordPress in five minutes
Part 2: Building virtual infrastructure with servers and networking
Chapter 3: Using virtual servers: EC2
Chapter 4: Programming your infrastructure: the command line, SDKs, and CloudFormation
Chapter 5: Automating deployment: CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, and OpsWorks
Chapter 6: Securing your system: IAM, security groups, and VPC
Part 3: Storing data in the cloud
Chapter 7: Storing your objects: S3 and Glacier
Chapter 8: Storing your data on hard drives: EBS and instance store
Chapter 9: Using a relational database service: RDS
Chapter 10: Programming for the NoSQL database service: DynamoDB
Part 4: Architecting on AWS
Chapter 11: Achieving high availability: availability zones, auto-scaling, and CloudWatch
Chapter 12: Decoupling your infrastructure: ELB and SQS
Chapter 13: Designing for fault-tolerance
Chapter 14: Scaling up and down: auto-scaling and CloudWatch