Master essential best practices for deploying and managing applications on Amazon Web Services. This revised bestseller is packed with techniques for building highly available and scalable architectures and automating deployment with Infrastructure as Code.

  • Leverage globally distributed data centers to launch virtual machines with EC2
  • Store and archive large volumes of data with EBS, S3, and EFS
  • Persist and query data with highly available and scalable database systems with RDS and DynamoDB
  • Enhance performance with caching data in-memory with ElastiCache and MemoryDB
  • Use Infrastructure as Code to automate your cloud infrastructure
  • Secure workloads running in the cloud with VPC and IAM
  • Build fault-tolerant web applications with ALB and SQS
  • Automate common sysadmin tasks with Lambda, CLI, and SDK
  • Build cloud-native applications based on containers with AppRunner, ECS, Fargate

Thousands of developers have chosen Amazon Web Services in Action: An in-depth guide to AWS to help them succeed with the AWS cloud. Readers love this all-practical handbook for its complete introduction to computing, storage, and networking, along with best practices for all core AWS services. This revised third edition features new chapters on containerization, along with a variety of AWS innovations. You’ll also learn how automating your infrastructure with IAC is a game changer for your cloud deployment, delivering a massive boost to efficiency and quality.

About the Technology
Amazon Web Services, the leading cloud computing platform, offers customers APIs for on-demand access to computing services. Rich in examples and best practices of how to use AWS, this Manning bestseller is now released in its third, revised, and improved edition.

About the Book
In Amazon Web Services in Action, Third Edition: An in-depth guide to AWS, the Wittig brothers give you a comprehensive, practical introduction to deploying and managing applications on the AWS cloud platform. With a sharp focus on the most important AWS tasks and services, they will save you hours of unproductive time. You’ll learn hands-on as you complete real-world projects like hosting a WordPress site, setting up a private cloud, and deploying an app on containers.

What's Inside
  • Leverage globally distributed data centers to launch virtual machines
  • Enhance performance with caching data in-memory
  • Secure workloads running in the cloud with VPC and IAM
  • Build fault-tolerant web applications with ALB and SQS

About the Reader
Written for mid-level developers, DevOps or platform engineers, architects, and system administrators.

About the Author
Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig are software engineers and consultants focused on AWS. Together, they migrated the first bank in Germany to AWS in 2013.

Up-to-date coverage. Code examples and configurations are all excellent. Even containerization is very well explained. This is the bible for Amazon Web Services.
- Mohammad Shahnawaz Akhter, Bank of America

It has never been so easy to learn AWS.
- Jorge Ezequiel Bo, TravelX

Essential for those who decide to embark on the Amazon cloud journey.
- Matteo Rossi, UnipolSai Assicurazioni

A complete introduction to the most important AWS Services with very useful practical examples.
- Matteo Battista, GamePix

Table of Contents

  1. inside front cover
  2. Amazon Web Services in Action
  3. Praise for the second edition
  4. Copyright
  5. brief contents
  6. contents
  7. front matter
  8. Part 1. Getting started
  9. 1 What is Amazon Web Services?
  10. 2 A simple example: WordPress in 15 minutes
  11. Part 2. Building virtual infrastructure consisting of computers and networking
  12. 3 Using virtual machines: EC2
  13. 4 Programming your infrastructure: The command line, SDKs, and CloudFormation
  14. 5 Securing your system: IAM, security groups, and VPC
  15. 6 Automating operational tasks with Lambda
  16. Part 3. Storing data in the cloud
  17. 7 Storing your objects: S3
  18. 8 Storing data on hard drives: EBS and instance store
  19. 9 Sharing data volumes between machines: EFS
  20. 10 Using a relational database service: RDS
  21. 11 Caching data in memory: Amazon ElastiCache and MemoryDB
  22. 12 Programming for the NoSQL database service: DynamoDB
  23. Part 4. Architecting on AWS
  24. 13 Achieving high availability: Availability zones, autoscaling, and CloudWatch
  25. 14 Decoupling your infrastructure: Elastic Load Balancing and Simple Queue Service
  26. 15 Automating deployment: CodeDeploy, CloudFormation, and Packer
  27. 16 Designing for fault tolerance
  28. 17 Scaling up and down: Autoscaling and CloudWatch
  29. 18 Building modern architectures for the cloud: ECS, Fargate, and App Runner
  30. index
  31. inside back cover