Resilience and Reliability on AWS

Cloud services are just as susceptible to network outages as any other platform. This concise book shows you how to prepare for potentially devastating interruptions by building your own resilient and reliable applications in the public cloud. Guided by engineers from 9apps—an independent provider of Amazon Web Services and Eucalyptus cloud solutions—you’ll learn how to combine AWS with open source tools such as PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and Redis.

This isn’t a book on theory. With detailed examples, sample scripts, and solid advice, software engineers with operations experience will learn specific techniques that 9apps routinely uses in its cloud infrastructures.

  • Build cloud applications with the “rip, mix, and burn” approach
  • Get a crash course on Amazon Web Services
  • Learn the top ten tips for surviving outages in the cloud
  • Use elasticsearch to build a dependable NoSQL data store
  • Combine AWS and PostgreSQL to build an RDBMS that scales well
  • Create a highly available document database with MongoDB Replica Set and SimpleDB
  • Augment Redis with AWS to provide backup/restore, failover, and monitoring capabilities
  • Work with CloudFront and Route 53 to safeguard global content delivery

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Road to Resilience and Reliability
Chapter 3. Crash Course in AWS
Chapter 4. Top 10 Survival Tips
Chapter 5. elasticsearch
Chapter 6. Postgres
Chapter 7. MongoDB
Chapter 8. Redis
Chapter 9. Logstash
Chapter 10. Global (Content) Delivery
Chapter 11. Conclusion

Book Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (January 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449339190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449339197
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