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Understanding AWS - Virtual Private Gateways (VGW)

To provide network connectivity between AWS VPCs and external networks or potentially between VPCs in certain use-cases you must create a Virtual Private Gateway. VPGs can be attached to a VPC or for some advanced architectures can be detached…
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Understanding AWS - Egress Only Internet Gateways (EIGWs)

IPv6 is designed with the goal of being an end-2-end protocol and as such AWS do not support NAT or prefix translation of IPv6 addresses. When you create a resource within a VPC that is IPv6 enabled it is assigned one or more IPv6 address from…
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Understanding AWS - Internet Gateways (IGW)

To provide internet access from a VPC Amazon provide a service called Internet Gateway.  Internet Gateways are Amazon operated and managed and provide a horizontally-scalable, redundant and highly available method of accessing the internet. …
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Understanding AWS - VPC Subnets and IP Addresses

A VPC is a logical entity that spans all availability zones in the region where it was created.  VPCs in turn consist of subnets which are logical segments of a VPC but unlike a VPC a subnet does not span availability zones, one or sore subnets…
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Understanding AWS - Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is the networking construct for Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2).  With a VPC you can create a virtual network within AWS.  When creating a VPC you are able to configure certain elements such as routing tables, network…
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AWS Direct Connect Gateway: An Overview

Amazon web services (AWS) and the features available are advancing and evolving at a very fast pace to keep up with the demands of the next generation of technological requirements. Essentially, AWS services are services that are customized…
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Microsoft Announce Azure Virtual WAN and Azure Firewall

Microsoft has just announced the public preview of Azure Virtual WAN and Azure Firewall.  Microsoft is looking to leverage the current trend of SDWAN and its performance improving path selection capabilities to give customers optimised access…
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AWS Direct Connect

AWS Direct Connect is a dedicated network connection from your premises (office, DC, Co-Lo) to AWS.  With AWS Direct you get private semi-secure network connectivity whilst also reducing your network costs, increasing network throughput and…