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What AWS Customer Should Know About the AWS Global Backbone

At re:Invent, various Amazon speakers tout the security, availability, and performance of the AWS Global Backbone, a private Internet Protocol (IP) network purpose-built for moving customer data across the world. The talks are pure gold for network engineers as Amazon is very transparent in discussing the design of the backbone. Why should AWS customers care […]

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Using Terraform to Implement a Regional Full VPC Mesh with the AWS Transit Gateway

Amazon provided infrastructure architects a transformative VPC component in its November 2018 introduction of the AWS Transit Gateway (TGW). The TGW can be used to simplify previously complex and management-intensive architectures such as those involving Transit VPCs. In this post, I’ll use terraform to create a full mesh of connectivity between four VPCs in a […]

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The Most Common Mistake Architects Make with IP Addresses in the AWS VPC

Developers typically do not have a background as network engineers. While Amazon has done yeoman’s work in simplifying thenetwork components of the VPC, the fundamental nature of networking in application delivery is such that developers will never be completely relieved from network-related considerations. A basic component of networking is the use of IP addresses to […]