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Author: Michael Wittig; Andreas Wittig; Ben Whaley
Publisher: Shelter Island, NY : Manning, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"The largest and most mature of the cloud platforms, AWS offers over 100 prebuilt services, practically limitless compute resources, bottomless secure storage, as well as top-notch automation capabilities. This book shows you how to develop, host, and manage applications on AWS. Amazon Web Services in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to deploying web applications in the AWS cloud. You'll find  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wittig; Andreas Wittig; Ben Whaley
ISBN: 9781617295119 1617295116
OCLC Number: 1078970403
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxviii, 497 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Getting started : What is Amazon Web Services? : What is cloud computing? ; What can you do with AWS? ; How you can benefit from using AWS ; How much does it cost? ; COmparing alternatives ; Exploring AWS services ; Interacting with AWS ; Creating an AWS account ; Create a billing alarm to keep track of your AWS bill --
A simple example: WordPress in five minutes : Creating your infrastructure ; Exploring your infrastructure ; How much does it cost? ; Deleting your infrastructure --
Part 2: Building virtual infrastructure consisting of computers and networking : Using virtual machines: EC2 : Exploring a virtual machine ; Monitoring and debugging a virtual machine ; Shutting down a virtual machine ; Changing the size of a virtual machine ; Starting a virtual machine in another data center ; Allocating a public IP address ; Adding an additional network interface to a virtual machine ; Optimizing costs for virtual machines --
Programming your infrastructure: the command line, SDKs, and CloudFormation : Infrastructure as code ; Using the command-line interface ; Programming with the SDK ; Using a blueprint to start a virtual machine --
Automating deployment: CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, and OpsWorks : Deploying applications in a flexible cloud environment ; Comparing deployment tools ; Creating a virtual machine and run a deployment script on startup with AWS CloudFormation ; Deploying a simple web application with AWS Elastic Beanstalk ; Deploying a multilayer application with AWS OpsWorks Stacks --
Securing your system: IAM, security groups, and VPC : Who's responsible for security? ; Keeping your software up to date ; Securing your AWS account ; Controlling network traffic to and from your virtual machine ; Creating a private network in the cloud: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) --
Automating operational tasks with Lambda : Executing your code with AWS Lambda ; Building a website health check with AWS Lambda ; Adding a tag containing the owner of an EC2 instance automatically ; What else can you do with AWS Lambda? --
Part 3: Storing data in the cloud : Storing your objects: S3 and Glacier : What is object store? ; Amazon S3 ; Backing up your data on S3 with AWS CLI ; Archiving objects to optimize costs ; Storing objects programmatically ; Using S3 for static web hosting ; Best practices for using S3 --
Storing data on hard drives: EBS and instance store : Elastic Block Store (EBS): persistent block-level storages attached over the network ; Instance store: temporary block-level storage --
Sharing data volumes between machines: EFS : Creating a filesystem ; Creating a mount target ; Mounting the EFS share on EC2 instances ; Sharing files between EC2 instances ; Tweaking performance ; Monitoring a filesystem ; Backing up your data --
Using a relational database service: RDS : Starting a MySQL database ; Importing data into a database ; Backing up and restoring your database ; Controlling access to a database ; Relying on a highly available database ; Tweaking database performance ; Monitoring a database --
Caching data in memory: Amazon ElastiCache : Creating a cache cluster ; Cache deployment options ; Controlling cache access ; Installing the sample application Discourse with CloudFormation ; Monitoring a cache ; Tweaking cache performance --
Programming for the NoSQL database service: DynamoDB : Operating DynamoDB ; DynamoDB for developers ; Programming a to-do application ; Creating tables ; Adding data ; Retrieving data ; Removing data ; Modifying data ; Scaling capacity --
Part 4: Architecting on AWS : Achieving high availability: availability zones, auto-scaling, and CloudWatch : Recovering from EC2 instance failure with CloudWatch ; Recovering from a data center outage ; Analyzing disaster-recovery requirements --
Decoupling your infrastructure: Elastic Load Balancing and Simple Queue Service : Synchronous decoupling with load balancers ; Asynchronous decoupling with message queues --
Designing for fault tolerance : Using redundant EC2 instances to increase availability ; Considerations for making your code fault-tolerant ; Building a fault-tolerant web application: imagery --
Scaling up and down: auto-scaling and CloudWatch : Managing a dynamic EC2 instance pool ; Using metrics or schedules to trigger scaling ; Decouple your dynamic EC2 instance pool.
Other Titles: AWS in action
Responsibility: Michael Wittig, Andreas Wittig ; foreword by Ben Whaley.

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"The largest and most mature of the cloud platforms, AWS offers over 100 prebuilt services, practically limitless compute resources, bottomless secure storage, as well as top-notch automation capabilities. This book shows you how to develop, host, and manage applications on AWS. Amazon Web Services in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to deploying web applications in the AWS cloud. You'll find clear, relevant coverage of all essential AWS services, with a focus on automation, security, high availability, and scalability. This thoroughly revised edition covers the latest additions to AWS, including serverless infrastructure with AWS Lambda, sharing data with EFS, and in-memory storage with ElastiCache."--Back cover.

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