With the release of the Desktop Clients for AWS Client VPN earlier this month, there has been renewed interest in the managed VPN service. Given that AWS has released the Desktop VPN client, this means that any support you require is now under the AWS support banner giving customers an end to end solution. Before this announcement, AWS customers would have 3rd party clients to connect. So given this renewed interest in the service, I have decided to document a simple setup scenario.… [Keep reading] “Building the AWS Client VPN”
I discussed Azure ExpressRoute via Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) in my previous blog. In this post I am going to focus on AWS Direct Connect which ECX also provides. This means you can share the same physical link (1GBps or 10GBps) between Azure and AWS!
ECX also provides connectivity service to AWS for connection speed less than 1GBps. AWS Direct Connect provides dedicated, private connectivity between your WAN or datacenter and AWS services such as AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).… [Keep reading] “AWS Direct Connect in Australia via Equinix Cloud Exchange”
What is Operations?
In the IT world, Operations refers to a team or department within IT which is responsible for the running of a business’ IT systems and infrastructure.
So what kind of activities this team perform on day to day basis?
Building, modifying, provisioning, updating systems, software and infrastructure to keep them available, performing and secure which ensures that users can be as productive as possible.
When moving to public cloud platforms the areas of focus for Operations are:
- Cost reduction: if we design it properly and apply good practices when managing it (scale down / switch off)
- Smarter operation: Use of Automation and APIs
- Agility: faster in provisioning infrastructure or environments by Automating the everything
- Better Uptime: Plan for failover, and design effective DR solutions more cost effectively.