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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

Capabilities – services and features

It’s easy to be amazed by the engineering and technology in AWS Outposts. As technicians, we love to spend most of our time talking about the hardware components and hypervisor bits that make up solutions such as AWS Outposts. But ultimately applications are built using the services running on top of that hardware, and that is what we will be talking about in the remainder of this chapter.

The first question that comes to minds with all the knowledge we already have about services is, what AWS services and capabilities are available on AWS Outposts?

In all fairness, it is unreasonable to expect that a single rack would be capable of running the full portfolio of AWS services. Even if we were to aggregate several racks logically to resemble something like an AWS Local Zone, that expectation would still not be realistic. AWS had to decide which specific services would be available on Outposts by taking into account customer demand...