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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


In this chapter, you learned about the rise of the hybrid IT space and how it transitioned from an approach expanding out from the data center toward the cloud to a movement where the cloud is an expanding stronghold with precedence over data centers.

Next, you learned about AWS Outposts and how it was born to seamlessly bridge the AWS cloud with customer data centers. Then, you were introduced to the concept of tenets, and we defined the tenets for a hybrid cloud solution.

We contrasted AWS Outposts against these tenets to assess how it compares and highlighted use cases for this product. Now, it’s time to take a peek at the real thing and take a tour of an AWS Outposts rack. With the knowledge you gained in this chapter, you now have the foundation to understand why AWS Outposts was designed and engineered the way it was, which you will see in greater detail in the next chapter.