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The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2

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Publisher Comments:

“There’s an incredible amount of depth and thinking in the practicesdescribed here, and it’s impressive to see it all in one place.”

–Win Treese, coauthor of Designing Systems for Internet Commerce

 

The Practice of Cloud System Administration, Volume 2, focuses on “distributed” or “cloud” computing and brings a DevOps/SRE sensibility to the practice of system administration. Unsatisfied with books that cover either design or operations in isolation, the authors created this authoritative reference centered on a comprehensive approach.

 

Case studies and examples from Google, Etsy, Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, and other industry giants are explained in practical ways that are useful to all enterprises. The new companion to the best-selling first volume, The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition, this guide offers expert coverage of the following and many other crucial topics:

 

Designing and building modern web and distributed systems

  • Fundamentals of large system design
  • Understand the new software engineering implications of cloud administration
  • Make systems that are resilient to failure and grow and scale dynamically
  • Implement DevOps principles and cultural changes
  • IaaS/PaaS/SaaS and virtual platform selection

Operating and running systems using the latest DevOps/SRE strategies

  • Upgrade production systems with zero down-time
  • What and how to automate; how to decide what not to automate
  • On-call best practices that improve uptime
  • Why distributed systems require fundamentally different system administration techniques
  • Identify and resolve resiliency problems before they surprise you

Assessing and evaluating your team’s operational effectiveness

  • Manage the scientific process of continuous improvement
  • A forty-page, pain-free assessment system you can start using today

 

Synopsis:

The Practice of Cloud System Administration, Volume 2 focuses on today's fastest-growing areas of system administration: cloud computing and DevOps. For the first time, it brings together comprehensive knowledge and best practices for administering systems in the age of cloud computing, and for architecting, scaling, and operating services that perform reliably and well. The new companion volume to our best-selling Practice of System and Network Administration, it offers expert coverage of these and many other crucial topics:

  • Understanding your ideal cloud system environment, so you can move towards it
  • Implementing DevOps principles and cultural changes
  • Designing cloud systems for more effective operation and lower costs
  • Architecting hosted services: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, physical vs. virtual servers, and more
  • Planning for monitoring, security, and data integrity
  • Scaling via content distribution, load balancing, caching, and clustering
  • Improving reliability via redundancy (including risk/reward and cost/benefit analyses)
  • Using automation to scale, save time, avoid mistakes, ensure repeatability, and simplify provisioning
  • Managing the deployment lifecycle in a continuous build/test/deploy environment
  • Integrating metrics to build data-driven operations
  • Running backups and restores in cloud environments
  • Identifying and resolving resiliency problems before they surprise you
  • Understanding the new software engineering implications of cloud administration
  • Documenting cloud systems and ensuring compliance

Note: the third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration will be released in the spring of 2015; the ISBN will be 9780321919168 .

About the Author

Thomas A. Limoncelli is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and system administrator with more than twenty years of experience at companies like Google, Bell Labs, and StackExchange.com.

 

Strata R. Chalup has more than twenty-five years of experience in Silicon Valley, focusing on IT strategy, best-practices, and scalable infrastructures at firms that include Apple, Sun, Cisco, McAfee, and Palm.

 

Christina J. Hogan has more than twenty years of experience in system administration and network engineering, from Silicon Valley to Italy and Switzerland. She has a master’s degree in computer science, a doctorate in aeronautical engineering, and has been part of a Formula 1 racing team.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Ideal Environment (What's the Goal?)

2. DevOps Principles and Culture

3. Designing for Operation

4. High Level Design Patterns

5. Elements of Design

6. Scaling Techniques

7. Reliability Through Redundancy

8. Automation + repeatability:

9. Deployment Lifecycle

10. Metrics/ Data Driven Ops

11. Backups and Restores

12. Fire Drills/Game Days

13. Provisioning in the Automated World

14. SWE [Software Engineering] Applications Sysadmins Need:

15. Design Docs (For Big and Small Things)

16. Operational Hygiene 17. Operational Capabilities

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321943187
Author:
Chalup, Strata R.
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Author:
Hogan, Christina J.
Author:
Limoncelli, Thomas A.
Subject:
cloud best practices; enterprise cloud admin; cloud + DevOps; cloud operations; cloud + service + architecture; cloud design patterns; cloud scalability; cloud metrics; cloud backup restore; cloud lifecycle; cloud provisioning; cloud software engineering;
Subject:
Operating Systems - UNIX
Subject:
cloud best practices; enterprise cloud admin; cloud + DevOps; cloud operations; cloud + service + architecture; cloud design patterns; cloud scalability; cloud metrics; cloud backup restore; cloud lifecycle; cloud provisioning; cloud software engineering;
Subject:
cloud best practices; enterprise cloud admin; cloud + DevOps; cloud operations; cloud + service + architecture; cloud design patterns; cloud scalability; cloud metrics; cloud backup restore; cloud lifecycle; cloud provisioning; cloud software engineering;
Subject:
cloud best practices; enterprise cloud admin; cloud + DevOps; cloud operations; cloud + service + architecture; cloud design patterns; cloud scalability; cloud metrics; cloud backup restore; cloud lifecycle; cloud provisioning; cloud software engineering;
Subject:
cloud best practices; enterprise cloud admin; cloud + DevOps; cloud operations; cloud + service + architecture; cloud design patterns; cloud scalability; cloud metrics; cloud backup restore; cloud lifecycle; cloud provisioning; cloud software engineering;
Subject:
Unix-Unix Administration
Subject:
Server Computing
Subject:
cloud best practices; enterprise cloud admin; cloud + DevOps; cloud operations; cloud + service + architecture; cloud design patterns; cloud scalability; cloud metrics; cloud backup restore; cloud lifecycle; cloud provisioning; cloud software engineering;
Subject:
cloud best practices; enterprise cloud admin; cloud + DevOps; cloud operations; cloud + service + architecture; cloud design patterns; cloud scalability; cloud metrics; cloud backup restore; cloud lifecycle; cloud provisioning; cloud software engineering;
Subject:
cloud best practices; enterprise cloud admin; cloud + DevOps; cloud operations; cloud + service + architecture; cloud design patterns; cloud scalability; cloud metrics; cloud backup restore; cloud lifecycle; cloud provisioning; cloud software engineering;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
Designing and Operat
Publication Date:
20140908
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.9 x 7 x 1.3 in 921 gr

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The Practice of Cloud System Administration, Volume 2 focuses on today's fastest-growing areas of system administration: cloud computing and DevOps. For the first time, it brings together comprehensive knowledge and best practices for administering systems in the age of cloud computing, and for architecting, scaling, and operating services that perform reliably and well. The new companion volume to our best-selling Practice of System and Network Administration, it offers expert coverage of these and many other crucial topics:

  • Understanding your ideal cloud system environment, so you can move towards it
  • Implementing DevOps principles and cultural changes
  • Designing cloud systems for more effective operation and lower costs
  • Architecting hosted services: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, physical vs. virtual servers, and more
  • Planning for monitoring, security, and data integrity
  • Scaling via content distribution, load balancing, caching, and clustering
  • Improving reliability via redundancy (including risk/reward and cost/benefit analyses)
  • Using automation to scale, save time, avoid mistakes, ensure repeatability, and simplify provisioning
  • Managing the deployment lifecycle in a continuous build/test/deploy environment
  • Integrating metrics to build data-driven operations
  • Running backups and restores in cloud environments
  • Identifying and resolving resiliency problems before they surprise you
  • Understanding the new software engineering implications of cloud administration
  • Documenting cloud systems and ensuring compliance

Note: the third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration will be released in the spring of 2015; the ISBN will be 9780321919168 .

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