AWS Global Infrastructure

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to list the three key elements of AWS Global Infrastructure:
    • AWS Regions
      • Understand what constitutes a region
    • AWS Availability Zones
      • Understand what makes up an availability zone
    • AWS Edge Locations
      • Know which services leverage edge locations
  • Understand how each of these factor into solutions built on the platform

Links You’ll Need

Overview

The three primary elements of AWS Global Infrastructure are: 1. 2. 3.

AWS Regions and Availability Zones

An AWS ______________________ represents a cluster of data centers in a specific geographic location. An AWS ______________________________________ consists of one or more data centers. The primary purpose of an AWS Availability Zones is to:

AWS Edge Locations

The acronym CDN stands for ________________________ _______________________ _____________________. AWS utilizes Edge Locations for the services ____________________________________ and ______________________________________. The primary purpose of an AWS Edge Locations it to:

Visulizing AWS Global Infrastructure

Scenarios

The following scenarios are presented in the course as a way to explore your understanding of the module. Include your answer here in this outline, as well as your notes on the solution to each scenario.

SCENARIO 1

  • Jane’s company is looking to transition to AWS
  • They are starting with a few workloads
  • It is a requirement to store backup data in multiple geographic areas
  • Which element of AWS global infrastructure will best suit this need?

What’s Your Answer: _____________________________________________________________:

Why did you pick this answer:

If you didn’t get this one right, what insight did you gain from the explanation:

SCENARIO 2

  • Tim’s company serves content through their site to users around the globe
  • They are looking to optimize performance to users around the world
  • They want to leverage a Content Delivery Network (CDN)
  • Which element of the AWS global infrastructure will be used in this case?

What’s Your Answer: _____________________________________________________________:

Why did you pick this answer:

If you didn’t get this one right, what insight did you gain from the explanation:

SCENARIO 3

  • Ellen’s company is transitioning one of their legacy applications to AWS
  • This application requires uptime of at least 99.5%
  • They want to be sure any issues at a single data center don’t cause an outage
  • Which element of the AWS global infrastructure supports this need?

What’s Your Answer: _____________________________________________________________:

Why did you pick this answer:

If you didn’t get this one right, what insight did you gain from the explanation:

Summary

Take a minute to write down any areas from this module that you don’t fully understand or where you still have questions:

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