Navigate your Site to More Success by Automating AWS Cloud with DevOps

BizCloud Experts
3 min readOct 7, 2021

The novel corona virus has given many organizations a reason to shift towards cloud computing to make sure their IT operations remain stable and reliable. In such a shift, organizations typically consider validating business application and functional workflow, besides non-functional features like security and performance testing.

In addition, organizations with long-standing experience in cloud migration and testing focus on developing innovative automation solutions. Being a need of the hour in today’s enterprise landscape, Automation helps the IT and software development teams to save the additional time, which they invest in doing the repetitive administrative tasks.

Therefore, before implementing tools that support automation, it’s essential to prepare an audit of your pipeline to understand the task that should be targeted. In order to work on your goals quickly and more professionally, make sure to be detailed in your examination. A thorough understanding can help you in finding the right solutions and accordingly, help you plan for integration.

Let’s have a look at some offerings.

AWS Code Pipeline

A fully managed continuous delivery service helps users to power the build, test, and deploy phases of the release process, every time the code is changed, and it does this based on the release model you outline. As a result, every deployment you perform will be consistent and based on your personal preferences. Continuous delivery is considered as one of the essential modules Of DevOps, so automating a tedious section of the delivery pipeline is a necessity.

AWS Code Deploy

Is a fully-managed deployment service that automates software deployments to different compute services such as AWS EC2, AWS Fargate, AWS Lambda, and your on-premises servers? Code Deploy made it easier for the users to release new features, helps to avoid interruption during application deployment, and handles the complexity of updating the application.

AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

This provides users a fully managed Chef Automate server and a set of automation tools that improve your continuous deployment structure. Newly provision instances are configured by automatically registering new instances in Auto Scaling groups with your Chef Server.

Automation Meet Containers

It’s hardly impossible to neglect containers when talking about DevOps automation. A container consists of a complete runtime setting in one package- an application with all its dependencies, configuration files, and libraries, and related binaries. Containers provide better portable opportunities, efficient resource management, smooth scaling, operational simplicity, to name a few.

The best thing about containers is their platform independence. And as mentioned, containers are quick and more portable, because of this reason, they can move between production environments, such as on-premise to cloud or vice-versa.

On-going containers at scale entail an orchestration layer, and Kubernetes is often considered as the foremost choice. Being an open-source platform, Kubernetes has over 11,000 contributing developers. It uses automation to start, scale, and sleep workload and services when required.

If businesses are thinking of availing AWS services, know that AWS offers services for containers as well as Kubernetes.

Let’s understand.

CONTAINERS

Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)

Amazon ECS is considered as the highly scalable container orchestration service that supports Dockers containers and AWS Deployment. The ECS together with Code Pipeline builds an effective continuous delivery pipeline for container-based applications and micro services.

AWS Fargate

It seamlessly integrates with Amazon ECS to help users run containers without managing servers or clusters. It keeps record of all the resources like CPU, memory, in a cluster; accordingly provide you with the best server for the container that’s entirely based on your preferences

KUBERNETES

Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS)

With the help of EKS, you can easily deploy, manage and scale containerized applications. Besides, it won’t be hard for applications running on a standard Kubernetes environment to migrate to EKS.

Closing Thoughts

DevOps transforms the way organizations think about their production pipeline. AWS offers a suite of automation tools to make your automation objective reality and BizCloud Experts can help you in creating the right work plan based on your organizational needs to help your team take a step closer to DevOps.

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BizCloud Experts

BizCloud Experts is a company based out of Lewisville, Texas which concentrates on Cloud based consultancy services.