Amazon Web Services in Action

  • 9h 55m 37s
  • Andreas Wittig, Michael Wittig
  • Manning Publications
  • 2018

Amazon Web Services in Action introduces you to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud. The audiobook will teach you about the most important services on AWS. You will also learn about best practices regarding security, high availability, and scalability.

You'll start with a broad overview of cloud computing and AWS and learn how to spin-up servers manually and from the command line. You'll learn how to automate your infrastructure by programmatically calling the AWS API to control every part of AWS. You will be introduced to the concept of infrastructure as code with the help of AWS CloudFormation. You will learn about different approaches to deploy applications on AWS. You'll also learn how to secure your infrastructure by isolating networks, controlling traffic, and managing access to AWS resources.

Next, you'll learn options and techniques for storing your data. You will experience how to integrate AWS services into your own applications by the use of SDKs. Finally, this audiobook teaches you how to design for high availability, fault tolerance, and scalability.

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. All services are controllable via an API that allows you to automate your infrastructure.

What's inside:

  • Overview of cloud concepts and patterns
  • Manage servers on EC2 for cost-effectiveness
  • Infrastructure automation with infrastructure as code (AWS CloudFormation)
  • Deploy applications on AWS
  • Store data on AWS: SQL, NoSQL, object storage, and block storage
  • Integrate Amazon's pre-built services
  • Architect highly available and fault-tolerant systems

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - What is Amazon Web Services?
  • Chapter 2 - A Simple Example: WordPress in Five Minutes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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