Networking & Content Delivery

Category: AWS Direct Connect

Hybrid inspection architectures with AWS Local Zone

Hybrid inspection architectures with AWS Local Zones

Customers often ask about hybrid security inspection architecture patterns for latency-sensitive applications, where they want to run their workloads inside of AWS Local Zones, to perform security inspection but without compromising latency. In this post, we share some hybrid inspection architectures with traffic flows, where both workloads and security inspection appliances run inside of the […]

AWS Direct Connect and AWS Local Zones interoperability patterns

AWS Direct Connect and AWS Local Zones interoperability patterns

In December 2019, we announced our first Local Zone in Los Angeles. As a refresher, AWS Local Zones are a type of infrastructure deployment that place compute, storage, database, and other AWS services close to large population, industry, and IT locations. Local Zones extend the capabilities of an AWS Region – what we called “parent” […]

Design patterns for interconnecting a telco data center to an Amazon VPC

Traditionally, communication service providers (CSPs) in the telecom industry have used a Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) technique to segregate their data center (DC) networks per each network domains; for examples of domain such as Operation, Administration & Management (OAM), signaling, roaming, and user traffic networks. Each VRF domain in the data center must also […]

Migrating accounts between AWS Organizations from a network perspective

In this post, we’ll discuss the considerations, recommendations, and approach for migrating AWS accounts between AWS Organizations from a networking perspective. We’ll explain the behavior of AWS networking resources when AWS accounts are moved between Organizations. We’ll also analyze the behavior from different viewpoints including service availability, management and governance, as well as commercial and operations. […]

Introducing AWS Site-to-Site VPN Private IP VPNs

Update 10/13/22: Added walkthrough with the AWS Management console and link to code in CDK and Terraform. One of the most common ways that customers connect securely to AWS from on premises is by using the AWS Site-to-Site VPN managed IPSec VPN solution. One key benefit our customers look for when using the service is […]

Using AWS Transit Gateway connect to extend VRFs and increase IP prefix advertisement

Overview You can solve advanced network use-cases encountered by Service Providers extending AWS cloud hosted services to their customers. Doing this often requires advertising thousands of IP prefixes into the AWS cloud, while maintaining separation of unavoidable conflicting IP address space. This can be accomplished by increasing IP prefix advertisement and extending Virtual Routing and […]

AWS Networking and Content Delivery Recap of re:Invent 2021

Happy 2022 AWS Networking & Content Delivery enthusiasts! In December 2021, AWS hosted its 10th annual re:Invent conference. The Networking & Content Delivery team had 14 unique breakout sessions that were recorded and can be found on this playlist. In addition to these sessions, the Networking team had a leadership session presented by David Brown, […]

AWS Direct Connect expands presence in Australia with 100 Gbps connections and MACsec

AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. With the launch of a new AWS Direct Connect location in the NextDC S2 Sydney data center, you can now establish dedicated 100 Gbps and encrypted connections with resiliency across two Sydney locations. Equinix SY3, an existing location in Sydney, also […]

AWS Direct Connect monitoring and failover with Anomaly Detection

As enterprises move to the Cloud, having a reliable network connection to their on-premises data centers is fundamental. In this post, I show how to monitor your AWS Direct Connect links and initiate remediation (including automatic failover) when degradation in end-to-end path quality (packet loss, high latency) is detected. Multiple Direct Connect links at separate […]

Advanced Routing scenarios with AWS Direct Connect SiteLink

SiteLink, a new feature of AWS Direct Connect (DX), makes it easy to send data from one Direct Connect location to another, bypassing AWS Regions. Once you have made connections at two or more Direct Connect locations, you can turn on (or off) the SiteLink feature on Private/Transit VIFs and in minutes, a global, reliable, […]