Networking & Content Delivery

Tag: Hybrid Connectivity

Upgrading AWS Direct Connect to 100 Gbps in 5 steps

Native 100 Gbps connections are now available at select AWS Direct Connect Locations worldwide. If you are using a 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps Direct Connect Dedicated Connection today, moving up to 100 Gbps can be done in five steps. This post walks through those steps and what to consider while planning your migration. These […]

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Simulating Site-to-Site VPN customer gateways using strongSwan part 2: Certificate-based authentication

Do you need to either demonstrate or learn more about using certificate-based authentication with AWS Site-to-Site VPN capabilities? In part 1 of this series, we showed how to use an AWS CloudFormation template to deploy the open source strongSwan VPN solution to implement the on-premises side of an AWS Site-to-Site VPN connection. The open source […]

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Influencing Traffic over Hybrid Networks using Longest Prefix Match

Influencing Traffic over Hybrid Networks using Longest Prefix Match

Introduction Many organizations use hybrid networks to connect on-premises data centers to the cloud. These networks often use both AWS Direct Connect and private WAN MPLS links to connect data centers to cloud resources and to each other. With multiple connections, organizations need to be able to control the path that network traffic will follow […]

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Introducing AWS Outposts private connectivity

Today, we are excited to announce the availability of AWS Outposts private connectivity. Up until today, the service link endpoints in the region for each AWS Outposts deployment were in the public AWS realm of a customer’s chosen region and could be connected to by either the public internet or an AWS Direct Connect (DX) […]

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Enforcing VPN access policies with AWS Client VPN connection handler

Overview AWS Client VPN, launched in 2018, enables you to use your OpenVPN-based clients to securely access your AWS and on-premises networks from anywhere. With recent updates, you can also enforce additional security policies on connections to a Client VPN endpoint by configuring a client connect handler (referred to as the “handler” in this post). […]

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Simulating Site-to-Site VPN Customer Gateways Using strongSwan

Have you ever needed to demonstrate or gain hands-on experience with AWS site-to-site VPN capabilities, but didn’t know how to easily implement the on-premises side of a VPN connection? This post shows how to use an AWS CloudFormation template to easily deploy the open source strongSwan VPN solution to simulate an on-premises customer gateway in […]

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Testing AWS Direct Connect Resiliency with Resiliency Toolkit – Failover Testing

When deploying workloads in AWS, having highly resilient and fault-tolerant hybrid network connectivity is key to a well-architected system. Frequently testing this resiliency with simulated failure scenarios is important to ensure business continuity. The new Resiliency Toolkit – Failover Testing feature enables you to easily test the resiliency of your Direct Connect connections. In this […]

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Creating active passive BGP connections over AWS Direct Connect

Creating active/passive BGP connections over AWS Direct Connect

There are many ways to connect your data centers to Amazon Web Services. This blog post answers a few common questions that customers ask us when trying to build a communications path over AWS Direct Connect (DX). In particular, how to create active passive Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) connections with AWS over Direct Connect. To […]

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Introducing Amazon CloudWatch Metrics for AWS Direct Connect virtual interfaces

AWS Direct Connect (DX) recently launched support for virtual interface (VIF) metrics in Amazon CloudWatch. With this new enhancement, CloudWatch can now track metrics at the DX VIF level and provide greater insight into utilization. You can set up alarms based on metrics and trigger actions to remediate problems. I’ve heard from many customers that […]

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Authenticate AWS Client VPN users with SAML

Introduction Authenticating users to applications and services on the web and at scale can be challenging. Having a separate set of credentials for each application is not an efficient approach. It is difficult to manage for IT departments and doesn’t provide a good experience for users. A common way to solve this challenge is to use […]

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