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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


A widely known quote states that you cannot manage what you cannot measure. AWS Monitoring measures the telemetry and metrics from your AWS Outposts to proactively detect deteriorating hardware and service degradation. However, there are times when things break without warning, and you must also be prepared for this eventuality.

In this chapter, we highlighted that you also have responsibilities related to maintaining your Outposts service as fully operational. As Outposts is a managed service, sometimes we may fall into the comfort zone and think it is AWS’s responsibility end to end to keep the service up and running. That’s true for the most part, but you must never forget your duties as described in the AWS Shared Responsibility model.

Power, cooling, and network connection are your responsibility; therefore, you are in charge of the proper operation of these services. This chapter discussed common sources of problems, but of course, there are many more...