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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

AWS Outposts Anatomy

At first glance, AWS Outposts looks just like traditional commodity hardware. There is a rack made up of individual components that have the shape and form of servers and networking gear. What could AWS have done to make it so different from the existing offerings from traditional vendors?

As we progress through this chapter, you will get a glimpse of the process to select a suitable data-center platform. In particular, if you are someone with experience of deploying commercial data center solutions and designing the underlying hardware necessary to support their functionality, may sure to pay attention to how this process unfolds and what is relevant for selecting the appropriate platform.

This chapter will demonstrate what distinguishes AWS Outposts from other offerings, from the hardware it is built with to its capabilities. You will obtain knowledge of the following:

  • Structural elements – rack and power
  • Communications elements –...