Leverage various AWS components and services to build highly scalable and reliable cloud environments
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery, and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. Are you an application developer or an architect looking to develop or architect applications for AWS? Or are you interested in securing applications running in the AWS cloud system? If yes, then this Learning Path is for you.
Packt’s Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it. The highlights of this Learning Path are:
- Learn how to store a nearly unlimited number of files in a low-cost object store
- Build your own custom virtual private cloud
Let’s take a look at your journey. This Learning Path will show you how to get started with some of the powerful and exciting core technologies available on AWS enabling you to fully manage user information and privilege service on your virtual network environment. It will then teach you Elastic Compute Cloud(EC2), offering you nearly infinite flexible compute power in the cloud, with bespoke virtualized, compute options including database optimized instances, GPU instances, and FPGA instances, and Simple Storage Service (S3), allowing you to store a nearly unlimited number of files in a low-cost object store. Amazon’s Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) gives you a fully-managed application load balancing service, similar to NGINX and HAPROXY, but fine-tuned for the Amazon environment allowing you to manage your traffic. Moving ahead, you’ll explore Identity Access Management (IAM) and Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) that gives you the essential capability to create a secure and isolated virtual datacenter in the cloud, complete with fine-grained user access controls and activity monitoring. The Learning Path will also show by how to run a Node.JS-based web API, making use of all of these fully-managed services, resulting in a fully functionally, fault–tolerant, next-generation web scale application.
After completing this Learning Path, you’ll be able to secure your applications from the beginning of the architecture/development process.
Meet Your Expert:
We have the best works of the following esteemed authors to ensure that your learning journey is smooth:
- Colibri is a technology consultancy company founded in 2015 by James Cross and Ingrid Funie. The company works to help its clients navigate the rapidly changing and complex world of emerging technologies, with deep expertise in areas like big data, data science, machine learning, and cloud computing. Over the past few years they have worked with some of the world’s largest and most prestigious companies, including a tier 1 investment bank, a leading management consultancy group, and one of the world’s most popular soft drinks companies, helping each of them to make better sense of their data, and process it in more intelligent ways. The company lives by its motto: Data -> Intelligence -> Action. James Cross is a big data engineer and certified AWS solutions architect with a passion for data-driven applications. He’s spent the last 3-5 years helping his clients to design and implement huge-scale, streaming big data platforms, cloud-based analytics stacks, and serverless architectures. As the CTO of Scout Solutions Ltd, he built a fully serverless set of API’s and analytics stacks based around Lambda and Redshift. He is interested in almost anything that has to do with technology. He has worked with everything from WordPress to Hadoop, from C++ to Java, and from Oracle to DynamoDB. If it’s new and solves a problem in an innovative way he’s keen to give it a go!
- This Learning Path is aimed for application developers and architects who want to develop or architect applications for AWS. System administrators interested in supporting the migration of applications to AWS can also take up this Learning Path. This Learning Path is also suitable for IT professionals interested in cloud computing and cloud security.
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