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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

Introducing AWS Direct Connect

AWS Direct Connect provides a facility to create a dedicated network (private connectivity) connection between AWS and a traditional data center or on-premises network or colocation environment. The very first question should be: why it is required when we can access AWS resources over the internet? The answers follow:

  • It is used to transfer data without using the public internet.
  • It provides a secure and consistent network.
  • A high-bandwidth network connection between the on-premises network and single or multiple VPCs is available in AWS. The next question is about capacity:
    • It provides 1 GBps and 10 GBps connections
  • Compatibility with AWS services:
    • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud 
    • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud 
    • Amazon Simple Storage Service 

Now, here's another question: how does AWS Direct Connect works?

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