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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

Architecture References

AWS Outposts is a complex service – unlike any other AWS service, it requires a lot of information from the customer to be able to order, activate, and operate the rack. However, the potential unlocked by AWS Outposts on the customer side is unmatched by any other similar offering on the market, bringing the power of AWS services to run on your data center.

Building solutions with AWS Outposts can be a challenging task. Even if you are a seasoned builder with AWS, you are likely to be bound to the comforts offered by AWS Regions where all services are available, and are not concerned about the underlying infrastructure and resource availability.

When you expand the scope of your architecture to interoperate with on-premises resources extensively, new skills are required and you will now have to consider limitations and failure scenarios that don’t exist for AWS Regions. Likewise, performance will be dependent on factors extraneous to the...