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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

An overview of AWS Direct Connect components

Connection and virtual interfaces are the key components of AWS Direct Connect. We need to create a connection in an AWS Direct Connect location. Why do we need to create a connection? Because it is used to establish a network connection between on-premises and AWS.

At the time of writing, AWS Direct Connect does not provide a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

There are three ways to establish an AWS Direct Connect connection:

  • By using an AWS Direct Connect location
  • A member of the AWS Partner Network or a network carrier
  • A hosted connection provided by a member of APN
AWS Direct Connect is available in different geographic regions. For details, visit

There are two options available in AWS Direct Connect for port speeds:

  • 1 Gbps: 1000BASE-LX (1310nm) over single-mode fiber
  • 10 Gbps: 10GBASE...