Amazon Web Services in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud. You'll find clear, relevant coverage of all the essential AWS services you to know, emphasizing best practices for security, high availability and scalability.
Foreword by Ben Whaley, AWS community hero and author.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
About the Technology
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.
About the Book
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.
Completely revised bestseller
Secure and scale distributed applications
Deploy applications on AWS
Design for failure to achieve high availability
Automate your infrastructure
About the Reader
Written for mid-level developers and DevOps engineers.
About the Author
Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig are software engineers and DevOps consultants focused on AWS. Together, they migrated the first bank in Germany to AWS in 2013.
Table of Contents
PART 1 - GETTING STARTED
What is Amazon Web Services?
A simple example: WordPress in five minutes
PART 2 - BUILDING VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE CONSISTING OF COMPUTERS AND NETWORKING
Using virtual machines: EC2
Programming your infrastructure: The command-line, SDKs, and CloudFormation
Automating deployment: CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, and OpsWorks
Securing your system: IAM, security groups, and VPC
Automating operational tasks with Lambda
PART 3 - STORING DATA IN THE CLOUD
Storing your objects: S3 and Glacier
Storing data on hard drives: EBS and instance store
Sharing data volumes between machines: EFS
Using a relational database service: RDS
Caching data in memory: Amazon ElastiCache
Programming for the NoSQL database service: DynamoDB
PART 4 - ARCHITECTING ON AWS
Achieving high availability: availability zones, auto-scaling, and CloudWatch
Decoupling your infrastructure: Elastic Load Balancing and Simple Queue Service
Andreas Wittig migrated the complete IT infrastructure of the first Bank in Germany to AWS. He has a strong distributed systems background and started as a Java developer and was responsible for the first realtime online-banking platform written entirely in Node.js based on Websockets. He implemented DevOps into software teams to help financial industry customers create new products. Today, he runs a business with a focus on consulting and developing of AWS and web technologies.
Michael Wittig was part of the team who migrated the complete IT infrastructure of the first Bank in Germany to AWS. He has a strong algorithmic trading background using AWS to analyze Terabytes of historical financial data and for realtime analytics of financial data using a wide range of technologies and programming languages. Today he runs a business with a focus on consulting and developing of AWS and web technologies together with his brother, Andreas.