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AWS System Administration: Best Practices for Sysadmins in the Amazon Cloud

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Building and deploying infrastructure with Amazon Web Services is simply not the same as dealing with static servers. With tools that let you automatically replace instances and scale up and down in response to demand, it s actually more like programming than traditional system administration and ideal for a DevOps environment.

This comprehensive guide shows developers and
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Paperback, 278 pages
Expected publication: December 25th 2016 by O'Reilly Media (first published October 11th 2014)
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Andrew
Jun 10, 2015 Andrew rated it liked it
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This book was not for me. While it provided good coverage of the AWS components, I found it crowded with unhelpful code examples, especially around Puppet, and short of clarifying discussions. For example, I wanted to write CloudFormation stacks to set up access for development environments at work. After reading the initial chapters, I was left with a very incomplete and unhelpful view that I could do this by crafting and matching on ARNs. It took a huge amount of trial and error to undo this ...more
David Robillard
Aug 30, 2016 David Robillard rated it really liked it
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Before reading this book, I had only vague notions of what AWS had to offer. Now I can actually is AWS for work, which is awsome. I almost gave it 5 stars, but there is too much Puppet related info in there that IMHO are not required. Especially if you're not using Puppet. On the other hand, if you use Puppet, then you'll be quite happy. A clear read if you'd like to leverage AWS.
Leandro López
Nov 12, 2015 Leandro López rated it really liked it
Very easy to read and filled with concepts and examples. Sadly, many of those examples are more focused in Python scripts or Puppet modules rather than AWS CLI, which would have made this book a 5-stars book.
Frank
Apr 29, 2016 Frank rated it really liked it
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Read a prepublished version. There were some errors so I don't know if I can review it., but it seems promising.
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