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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 pricing options

You are now qualified to describe the engineering aspects of AWS Outposts, use cases, capabilities, and what AWS services it can run. We also touched upon some of its requirements and limitations. AWS Outposts is a fascinating platform that enables a myriad of hybrid architectures. Ready to get one for your data center? Well, let’s see what that means financially.

There is no option to buy and have an AWS Outposts rack or server registered as an asset on your books. With Outposts, you are always purchasing capacity and not hardware – it can only run AWS services and only AWS can perform the configuration, maintenance, and provide spares. Your only option is to purchase the rack for a fixed term.

If you access the AWS pricing page for an AWS Outposts rack at this URL (, the options shown here are for a three-year term. Other terms are available, but those can be obtained by contacting AWS...