Operations and management framework for hybrid cloud with AWS - Hybrid Cloud with AWS

Operations and management framework for hybrid cloud with AWS

The operations and management framework detailed here identifies the building blocks for architecting and implementing a hybrid cloud environment with AWS. This framework helps you identify the components and the corresponding considerations for building a hybrid cloud with AWS. This section also identifies AWS services and solutions to address the needs for each building block.

Operations and management framework for hybrid cloud with

Operations and management framework for hybrid cloud with AWS

AWS Outposts vertically integrates across the layers of this framework by providing a hybrid cloud solution that brings AWS infrastructure, security, services, APIs, management tools, support and operating model to data centers, co-location spaces, or on-premises facilities. AWS Outposts eliminates the undifferentiated heavy-lifting associated with building software and systems to integrate infrastructure in a hybrid cloud environment. It provides security, performance, and operational consistencies across the hybrid environment, while addressing the needs of running applications seamlessly on-premises or the AWS Cloud.

Hybrid cloud infrastructure

Physical infrastructure deployed on-premises and in AWS Regions provide the infrastructural foundation for a hybrid cloud. The network interconnecting these infrastructures enables traffic exchange within the hybrid environment.

On-premises and AWS infrastructure

The customer infrastructure includes compute servers, storage nodes, networking devices, and edge computing devices. This infrastructure is hosted in customer-owned or leased facilities, manufacturing/retail facilities, or in spaces near end-users.

AWS global infrastructure consists of more than 24 geographical regions and 77 Availability Zones as of September 2020. AWS infrastructure provides a global edge network (currently 216 points of presence) to AWS customers for accelerating content delivery, domain name services, global load balancing, and security.

For on-premises infrastructure, you can deploy AWS hardware through AWS Outposts. AWS also provides edge computing infrastructure with AWS Local Zones, AWS Wavelength, AWS Snowball Edge and AWS IoT Greengrass.


The network interconnecting on-premises infrastructure with AWS can be through dedicated physical connections, VPN, or over the internet.

With AWS Direct Connect, you can establish a private virtual interface from your on-premises network directly to your Amazon VPC. This provides an elastic, simple, and consistent network experience that can also increase bandwidth throughput. With AWS site-to-site virtual private network (VPN), you can create an IPsec VPN connection between your Amazon VPC and your on-premises network over the internet. Additionally, some applications, especially those leveraging IoT technologies, use the public internet to exchange traffic with AWS resources such as AWS service endpoints and public EC2 instances.