DevOps Questions and Answers


What DevOps practice is AWS CloudFormation used for?
– Infrastructure as Code

Which cloud architectural model only lets you deploy small, single-purpose functions instead of larger applications?

– Serverless (FaaS)

A cloud provider gives you a bare OS that you are responsible for configuring. What type of cloud stack is this?

– Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
Which of the following statements about the relationship between DevOps and the cloud are accurate? (Choose all that apply)

– B. Cloud services offer tools to support DevOps.
– D. DevOps is very beneficial in the cloud.
Google Cloud Functions is an example of what type of service?
– Serverless (FaaS)

What DevOps practice does Azure Application Insights support?
– Monitoring

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Backing Up Your Amazon S3 Buckets to EC2


Amazon S3 is a wonderful data storage service — it’s really easy to integrate with your application (via Amazon-provided SDKs) and the price is unbeatable — $0.03 per GB. That’s dirt cheap compared to other cloud file storage solutions. And AWS is one of the most trusted names in cloud technology today, in terms of security, stability, redundancy, scalability and reliability.

S3

One drawback with Amazon S3 is the lack of automatic backups, and the fact that it’s so easy to accidentally delete sensitive files with a simple coding mistake, or even worse, the entire S3 bucket with the click of a button.

Read More: http://eladnava.com/backing-up-your-amazon-s3-buckets-to-ec2/

AWS Marketplace Adds SharePoint Enterprise


SharePoint now available in AWS MarketPlace

SharePoint Enterprise is now available to purchase and deploy in AWS Marketplace. Designed to suit the needs of many different types and sizes of organizations up to and including multinational enterprises, SharePoint Enterprise supports custom applications, mobile applications, social media integration, business intelligence, and advanced content management

Source: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-marketplace-adds-sharepoint-enterprise/

Log Management with AWS CloudWatch


CloudWatch logs can come from a number of sources. For example:

  • Logs generated by applications like Nginx, IIS or MongoDB
  • Operating system logs like syslog from EC2 instances
  • Logs generated by CloudTrail events
  • Logs generated by Lambda functions

Source: http://cloudacademy.com/blog/centralized-log-management-with-aws-cloudwatch-part-1-of-3/