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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)
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AWS Direct Connect

There are different ways to connect with AWS resources or to extend on-premises infrastructures in AWS and connect both networks. It is more about setting up a hybrid connection. One very important thing here is to connect to AWS resources that are effective for your usage. A few scenarios that directly come to mind are as follows:

  • Hosting a web or app tier in AWS while a database is available on-premises
  • Storing data or a database backup in S3

We can connect on-premises and AWS resources using a VPN connection over the public internet. What if we want to have a dedicated connection between AWS resources and an on-premises network and not the public internet? The answer is Direct Connect, which provides a dedicated connection to AWS resources using a Direct Connect partner, and here, no public internet is involved. In this chapter, we will cover AWS Direct...