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Amazon Web Services in Action

Michael Wittig – 09 May 2015 (updated 15 Oct 2018)

Newer edition available! Amazon Web Services in Action, Second Edition is now available.

Andreas and I, have written a book about Amazon Web Services (AWS) called Amazon Web Services in Action. Our book focuses on essential AWS services including virtual servers (EC2), networking (VPC), SQL databases (RDS), NoSQL databases (DynamoDB), object storage (S3), block storage (EBS) and much more. The discussion of best practices regarding security, high availability and scalability are part of our book as well.

Cover of Amazon Web Services in Action

Cover of Amazon Web Services in Action

Level up, strengthen your AWS skills.

Our book Amazon Web Services in Action is a comprehensive introduction to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud. You'll find clear, relevant coverage of all the essential AWS services, emphasizing best practices for security, high availability, and scalability. Get the first chapter for free!

Amazon Web Services in Action focuses on Infrastructure as Code with the help of an AWS service called AWS CloudFormation. It is possible to spin up complex infrastructures on AWS within minutes in a highly automated way.

Engineers with a background in developing software or system administration are the primary audience of our book. Basic knowledge of computing and networking is the only prerequisite for readers.

Ordering Amazon Web Services in Action is possible from Manning, Amazon.com or the bookstore of your choice. Our book is available as printed book or ebook in all common e-book formats. If you buy the printed book, the e-book is included.

Michael Wittig

Michael Wittig

I’m an independent consultant, technical writer, and programming founder. All these activities have to do with AWS. I’m writing this blog and all other projects together with my brother Andreas.

In 2009, we joined the same company as software developers. Three years later, we were looking for a way to deploy our software—an online banking platform—in an agile way. We got excited about the possibilities in the cloud and the DevOps movement. It’s no wonder we ended up migrating the whole infrastructure of Tullius Walden Bank to AWS. This was a first in the finance industry, at least in Germany! Since 2015, we have accelerated the cloud journeys of startups, mid-sized companies, and enterprises. We have penned books like Amazon Web Services in Action and Rapid Docker on AWS, we regularly update our blog, and we are contributing to the Open Source community. Besides running a 2-headed consultancy, we are entrepreneurs building Software-as-a-Service products.

We are available for projects.

You can contact me via Email, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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