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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

Order fulfillment and installation process

With this background, now we should be able to identify whether AWS Outposts is suitable for our edge solution or use case. Are we ready to go over the AWS Console order and AWS Outposts?

Not quite yet – it is easy to assume that we have fulfilled all the prerequisites for the AWS Outposts rack to be shipped to our facility. AWS Outposts will be dispatched as a fully assembled rack in its entirety instead of sending multiple boxes and assembling them onsite. Also, when the rack is delivered to the customer’s location, it is not rolled into position and left unattended; in fact, it is accompanied by network technicians who will perform sanity checks. We will talk about this in extensive detail in this section.

Let’s begin with this simple fact: suppose that after reading the previous chapters you think it is time to have an Outposts rack in your data center. You read about AWS Outposts – you know what is under...