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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introduction to AWS Outposts, opens with an elaboration of the section or area called the Edge in the IT realm because that is typically where Outposts lives, then transitions to cover what Outposts is, exploring some of its key concepts and terminology, wrapping up with some valid use cases this product is best suited for.

Chapter 2, AWS Outposts Anatomy, pops the hood to show Outposts components, how they interact with each other as well as with the environment and hooks within the facility where Outposts lives, how it operates with the underlying networks, and how it exposes its resources. Subsequently, we talk about the AWS services that can be leveraged in Outposts and how it connects to an AWS Region.

Chapter 3, Pricing, Ordering, and Installation, walks you through the ordering process step by step and talks about configuration options, pricing, and what happens after an order is completed so you can finally get your Outposts rack delivered to your facility.

Chapter 4, Operations and Working with Outposts Resources, talks about the setup procedure and some requirements. Finally, let’s start the Outposts engine and shows how to effectively use the product and begin to use the building blocks and the capabilities of AWS services it is capable of running to craft your hybrid application or use case.

Chapter 5, Security Aspects in Outposts, leverages the breadth and depth of AWS security services and capabilities to meet the most stringent security requirements. As it takes AWS technology outside the confines of AWS regions, controls and safeguards were added to the product and the Shared Security Model was changed a bit to assign an extra layer of responsibility to the customer.

Chapter 6, Monitoring Outposts, focuses on the metrics and visibility you can get from Outposts. To understand what is going on inside your system you need to translate collected data into information so you can take actions to control undesired events and behaviors. Furthermore, you can use that information to improve your architecture and operations.

Chapter 7, Outposts Maintenance, describes the shared responsibility model, a security and compliance framework that outlines the responsibilities of AWS and the customer. AWS is responsible for the hardware and software that runs AWS services and that includes maintenance tasks on AWS Outposts. These activities are highlighted alongside useful hints on how to troubleshoot connectivity issues.

Chapter 8, Architecture References, concludes our journey with cornerstone information about how to best leverage the product architecture to enable you to create compelling hybrid solutions using AWS Outposts.