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Automating Infrastructure for an e-commerce Website with Terraform and AWS you own this product

basics of cloud, networking, databases, backups, AWS and Terraform
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creating custom VPC, public subnets, and EC2 instances • working with Terraform • deploying microservices on EC2 • blue-green deployment
Lionel Pulickal
4 weeks · 9-12 hours per week average · INTERMEDIATE

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In this series of liveProjects, you’ll take on the role of a cloud engineer who’s just accepted a new role at an e-commerce company. Your new employer uses Terraform to create and provision their cloud, and you’re in over your head. You need to quickly get up to speed with how Terraform works, by building a complete functioning network.

Once you’ve mastered your network, your new boss has a task for you: create the infrastructure for the team’s microservices, figure out how to implement a continuous deployment pipeline, and manage NoSQL services. Each project in this series tackles a different challenge of setting up a cost-effective cloud infrastructure for an e-commerce site.

These projects are designed for learning purposes and are not complete, production-ready applications or solutions.

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Lionel Pulickal
Lionel Pulickal works as a Cloud Infrastructure Analyst and has 23+years of experience in IT. He is experienced in creating solutions for a variety of business domains that include network management, second mortgage, financial, entertainment, supply chain, e-commerce, and insurance. He has worked for many big companies and also startups.


This liveProject is for developers and cloud engineers with a basic understanding of Cloud essentials, networking basics, database basics, and backups. Some small costs ($10-$20) may be required to access AWS resources. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basics of Docker
  • Basics of Terraform
  • Basics of AWS
  • Basics of security groups
  • Basics of ECS cluster
  • Basics of load balancers and target groups
  • Basics of CodeCommit
  • Basics of CodeBuild
  • Basics of CodeDeploy
  • Basics of CodePipeline
  • Understanding the CIDR notation of IP addressing
  • Create an EC2 instance manually using the console
  • Create IAM roles and permissions
  • Using local-exec

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn how to manually build a network infrastructure from scratch.

  • Building a VPC and Subnets
  • Building Internet Gateway, NAT Gateway
  • Edit security groups to allow basic connectivity
  • Create a route table and configure it
  • Test the infrastructure connectivity
  • Dockerizing an application
  • ECS deployments
  • Understand how Auto Scaling works
  • Configuring Auto Scaling
  • Configuring target groups
  • Configuring health check
  • Troubleshooting Auto Scaling issues
  • Understanding how health of an instance controls the autoscaling
  • Using CodeCommit, a private Git repository from AWS
  • Using CodeBuild to create Docker images
  • Using CodeDeploy to make deployments
  • Understand how blue/green deployments work
  • Understand cross replication with S3
  • Backup DynamoDB data using event driven architectures
  • Create DynamoDB streams
  • Associate DynamoDB streams to lambda
  • Use Lambda for computational work
  • Load data into DynamoDB using as a batch


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