Amazon Web Services in Action

Andreas Wittig, Michael Wittig
Summary 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. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. 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 InsideOverview of cloud concepts and patternsDeploy applications on AWSIntegrate Amazon's pre-built servicesManage servers on EC2 for cost-effectivenessAbout the ReaderWritten for developers and DevOps engineers moving distributed applications to the AWS platform.About the AuthorsAndreas Wittig and Michael Wittig are software engineers and consultants focused on AWS and web development.Table of ContentsPART 1 GETTING STARTEDWhat is Amazon Web Services?A simple example: WordPress in five minutesPART 2 BUILDING VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE WITH SERVERS AND NETWORKINGUsing virtual servers: EC2Programming your infrastructure: the command line, SDKs, and CloudFormationAutomating deployment: CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, and OpsWorksSecuring your system: IAM, security groups, and VPCPART 3 STORING DATA IN THE CLOUDStoring your objects: S3 and GlacierStoring your data on hard drives: EBS and instance storeUsing a relational database service: RDSProgramming for the NoSQL database service: DynamoDBPART 4 ARCHITECTING ON AWSAchieving high availability: availability zones, auto-scaling, and CloudWatchDecoupling your infrastructure: ELB and SQSDesigning for fault-toleranceScaling up and down: auto-scaling and CloudWatch


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