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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)
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Part 1: Understanding AWS Outposts – What It Is, Its Components, and How It Works
5
Part 2: Security, Monitoring, and Maintenance
9
Part 3: Maintenance, Architecture References, and Additional Information

How to find resources on the Outposts product page

Let’s begin with the resources available on the AWS product site. It is easy to overlook these resources when you are beginning with AWS Outposts and trying to understand the product and fitment in the IT landscape. Head on over to the AWS Outposts product page at the following URL: https://aws.amazon.com/outposts. At the time of writing, the page looks as shown in Figure 8.1 and you can identify distinct menus for AWS Outposts rack and AWS Output servers in the menu bar:

Figure 8.1 – The AWS Outposts service landing page

Select AWS Outposts rack and locate Resources. If you hover over this menu, there are two sub-menus: Getting started will give you very concise information about selection, ordering, launch, support, and maintenance. Resources will take you to advanced information categorized into the following sections:

  • Whitepapers
  • Solution briefs
  • Blogs
  • Videos
  • Training...