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Practical AWS Networking

By : Mitesh Soni
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Practical AWS Networking

By: Mitesh Soni

Overview of this book

Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates the public cloud market by a huge margin and continues to be the first choice for many organizations. Networking has been an area of focus for all the leading cloud service providers. AWS has a suite of network-related products which help in performing network related task on AWS. This book initially covers the basics of networking in AWS. Then we use AWS VPC to create an isolated virtual cloud for performing network-related tasks. We then provide an overview of AWS Direct Connect after taking a deep dive into scalability and load balancing using the auto scaling feature, Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon Route S3. Toward the end of the book, we cover troubleshooting tips and security best practices for your network. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on experience of working with network tasks on AWS.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page

Amazon VPC

In this chapter, we will cover Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and some of its components.

We can create Amazon VPC in two ways:

  • Via the wizard:
    • VPC with a single public subnet
    • VPC with public and private subnets
    • VPC with public and private subnets and hardware VPN access
    • VPC with a private subnet only and hardware VPN access
  • Via a custom VPC, without using the wizard

We will cover both types of VPC creation, in brief, to get more familiar with the concepts, and also create some VPCs in an easier manner.

After creating a VPC, we will provision Elastic Beanstalk instances in the custom VPC to host a sample application. Elastic Beanstalk is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) and creates instances behind the scenes; hence, those instances will be launched in our custom VPC.

We will see how to provision a logically isolated section of the Amazon Web Services ...