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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


Congratulations on making it through the journey so far! This chapter was packed with information, but also an amazing experience for the hungry mind. We began with the challenging task of identifying our Outposts configurations and capabilities, implementing a complex network scenario from scratch, and launching an EC2 instance inside Outposts.

Next, we understood the local gateway, which is unique to AWS Outposts, and allowed it to exchange data with customer network segments. Finally, we learned how to share Outposts resources with other accounts.

You accomplished a lot, but there is more to come. In the next chapter, we will learn about security, and as they say at AWS: Security is Job Zero. We will talk about identity and access management, managed policies, physical security, and compliance. Security is paramount; we must strive to make security our top priority.