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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

An Introduction to AWS Outposts

After prevailing over the initial hype cycle, the cloud has truly evolved as the de facto platform of choice to run IT services, by overcoming what seemed to be an insurmountable gap between customer premises and the cloud. There have been several attempts to bridge both these worlds.

The term hybrid was initially coined as a reference to solutions that purported to operate as a cloud would in the customer data center. Ever since then, several of these kinds of denominations in the Information Technology realm have evolved and consolidated into what is now referred to as the edge. Amazon Web Services (AWS) now delivers managed cloud infrastructure in the form of AWS Outposts, which lives in the very same edge.

This chapter explores the concept of the edge and then transitions into exploring the key concepts and terminology of AWS Outposts. Finally, we will wrap up with the use cases for this product.

In this chapter, you will cover the following:

  • Identifying the edge space in the Information Technology domain
  • Understanding the purpose of AWS Outposts
  • Identifying how Outposts fits into the edge space
  • Understanding what business problems Outposts solves