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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

Communications elements – networking

It is time to understand the communication pathways. This is certainly one of the most intriguing components of Outposts. If you understand how AWS networking works, with Regions and components including VPC, Security Groups, and Network ACLs, then you know that AWS networking is a stunning piece of communications engineering that unsurprisingly extends to AWS Outposts.

Let’s look at one physical networking switch:

Figure 2.7 – An Outposts Networking Device (OND)

AWS will run its specific features and leverage Juniper technologies for the switch to deliver the underlying infrastructure. For AWS Outposts, server connectivity is far simpler, as it does not come with any switch; this component is the responsibility of the customer. You have the option to go with two 1-GBps RJ-45 ports or one QSFP+ port with a breakout cable with four SFP+ connectors – two are operational and the other two are...