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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

Connectivity elements – cables and connectors

This section is brief. It will prepare you to connect your AWS Outposts rack with your on-premises networking devices. AWS opted to keep the available options simple, which reduces the number of choices to be made. Performance and reliability are the criteria when it comes to connector and media options and AWS is strict with these criteria.

AWS has done an excellent job describing Outposts requirements at We will reproduce some of the tables while exploring the topics:

  • Network speeds: You can choose between 1 GBps, 10 GBps, 40 GBps, or 100 GBps.


If you take the route of 1 GBps, the Outposts Networking Device (OND) will only support this link speed. The other OND available for Outposts supports the speeds of 10, 40, and 100 GBps but exclusively. If you select 10 GBps uplinks, only this link speed will be configured.