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Simplifying Hybrid Cloud Adoption with AWS

By : Frankie Costa Negro
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Simplifying Hybrid Cloud Adoption with AWS

By: Frankie Costa Negro

Overview of this book

The hybrid edge specialty is often misunderstood because it began with an on-premises-focused view encompassing everything not running inside the traditional data center. If you too have workloads that need to live on premises and need a solution to bridge the gap between both worlds, this book will show you how AWS Outposts allows workloads to leverage the benefits of the cloud running on top of AWS technology. In this book, you’ll learn what the Edge space is, the capabilities to look for when selecting a solution to operate in this realm, and how AWS Outposts delivers. The use cases for Outposts are thoroughly explained and the physical characteristics are detailed alongside the service logical constructs and facility requirements. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the sales process—from order placement to rack delivery to your location. As you advance, you’ll explore how AWS Outposts works in real life with step-by-step examples using AWS CLI and AWS Console before concluding your journey with an extensive overview of security and business continuity for maximizing the value delivered by the product. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to create compelling hybrid architectures, solve complex use cases for hybrid scenarios, and get ready for your way forward with the help of expert guidance.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: Understanding AWS Outposts – What It Is, Its Components, and How It Works
Part 2: Security, Monitoring, and Maintenance
Part 3: Maintenance, Architecture References, and Additional Information

Hardware and software maintenance

Going back to the AWS Shared Responsibility Model, it was slightly modified for AWS Outposts. You are responsible for capacity management and, for this task, your procedures and practices used for monitoring Outposts will directly impact business continuity and application uptime.

However, the availability and security of the Outposts infrastructure, including the power supplies, servers, and networking equipment within the AWS Outposts rack, continues to be the responsibility of AWS, as well as the managed software components and AWS services that run on Outposts, such as the following:

  • Firmware
  • Virtualization hypervisor
  • Storage systems

To fulfill this task, some form of monitoring is also required, and Outposts comes with all the necessary monitoring capabilities that allow AWS to collect telemetry and metrics from Outposts subsystems.

The hardware comes with sensors that monitor the health of various components, and...