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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

Operations and Working with Outposts Resources

You finally got your AWS Outposts delivered to your data center, installed, provisioned, and activated. The AWS Outposts team performed the handover process and you are hopefully excited to see it in action.

We have a lot to cover in this chapter and it will be heavily hands-on. The AWS Management Console is the interface of choice when we are beginning with AWS, but as we progress in our usage of the platform, there is a paradigm shift in the way we configure and implement changes to prefer Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as Terraform and CloudFormation.

These tools alone are worthy of a book dedicated to teaching how to use them, falling out of the scope of this book. However, the AWS CLI is simpler and more familiar, because it uses the same scripting principles and techniques consecrated by the likes of Linux Bash or Microsoft PowerShell.

Once again, you don’t need to install the AWS CLI on your computer. We...