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AWS Direct Connect updates help globe-spanning users

With a nod from AWS, customers with an international presence can now more simply establish secure network connections for workloads that span multiple regions.

An update to AWS Direct Connect enables enterprises to establish a single dedicated connection across multiple Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and cut down on administrative tasks. Enterprises have clamored for this capability, as the previous approach required them to set up unique connections in each region and peer VPCs across regions.

This feature, called AWS Direct Connect Gateways, is critical for large companies that want business continuity with data and application available across AWS regions, said Brad Casemore, an analyst with IDC.

“This is a critical capability for them as they set up direct connections to AWS services,” he said. “They want to ensure they can work across zones as dynamic application requirements dictate.”

All the major public cloud vendors have their own flavor of a dedicated networking service for enterprise customers to improve security, bandwidth and performance. These new AWS Direct Connect Gateways are global objects that exist across all public regions, with inter-region communication occurring on the AWS network backbone.

At Onica, an AWS consulting partner in Santa Monica, Calif., most of its enterprise customers have requested this capability because of the challenges created by the old model, said Kevin Epstein, Onica CTO.

Previously, users had to rely on IPsec virtual private networks to achieve the same result. That could still create real problems if, say, a master database is in one region and services in other regions rely on that database. Users must either replicate that database across AWS regions or suffer a degree of latency that’s unacceptable for certain workloads.

Amazon built its AWS regions to be self-contained to avoid cascading failures, and while that model helped limit the impact of the major AWS outage earlier this year, it hampers customers in other ways, Epstein said.

In the past, when other vendors added similar capabilities, AWS argued that segmentation between regions was the best way to operate on its platform securely. These gateways represent a change in that strategy.

As they’re finding out, [the network] still requires enhancements if they want to continue to expand their footprint.
Brad Casemoreanalyst, IDC

“This to me is the first major step in nodding to the global players and saying, ‘We understand the challenges and we’re going to take down those barriers for you,'” Epstein said.

AWS Direct Connect Gateways require IP address ranges that don’t overlap and all the VPCs must be in the same account. Amazon said it plans to add more flexibility here eventually.

The overlap issue may be a problem for large startups that haven’t considered IP address spacing, but it shouldn’t cause too many problems at large enterprises that already have a mature outlook on network allocation, Epstein said.

And while these gateways focus on connections to the cloud, Amazon is also making network changes within its cloud. AWS PrivateLink creates endpoints within VPCs through a virtual network and IP addresses within a VPC subnet.

PrivateLink can be connected via API to Kinesis, Service Catalog, EC2, EC2 Systems Manager and Elastic Load Balancing, with Key Management Service, CloudWatch and others to be added later. That allows customers to manage AWS services without any of that traffic travelling over the Internet and cut down on costly egress fees.

“This is mostly about keeping the traffic within the AWS network,” Casemore said. “Customers incur additional charges when data must traverse the Internet.”

Google addresses inter-zone latency

Customers with global footprints or latency sensitive apps have forced many cloud vendors, not just AWS, to look closer at networking. Google Cloud Platform, a distant third in the public cloud market behind AWS and Microsoft Azure, has made a number of moves in the past three months to bolster its networking capabilities.

GCP this month said the latest version of Andromeda, its internal software defined network stack, will reduce intra-zone network latency between VMs by 40%. Zones are Google’s equivalent to AWS regions.

With this move Google hopes to attract developers that prefer private hosting with bare metal over the public cloud to build latency-sensitive applications for high performance computing, financial transactions or gaming.

Customer will have calculate whether these improvements go far enough to address cost, bandwidth and latency, but it’s clear cloud vendors are focused on network innovations, Casemore said.

“It’s all about pulling a greater share of new and existing apps to the public cloud,” he said. “The network has certainly become an enabler and, as they’re finding out, it still requires enhancements if they want to continue to expand their footprint.”

Trevor Jones is a senior news writer with SearchCloudComputing and SearchAWS. Contact him at tjones@techtarget.com.

For Trade – Downgrade my MSI 980ti for a 970

Hi, I’m looking to downgrade my MSI 980ti Golden Edition as I simply don’t game enough, but would happily take a 970 in exchange (plus £120).
https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GTX-980-Ti-GAMING-6G-GOLDEN-EDITION.html
The main difference in the golden edition to the standard MSI Gaming model is a massive pure copper heatsink to give it better cooling properties.

The card is still under warranty for ~16 months and can be transferred (as MSI don’t actually register an owner, it is purely worked out from the manufacturing date on the card).

Any interested parties, please let me know. Also, a 980 or 1060 6GB could be of interest in the trade. The card can’t be a reference edition though- I really hate the coolers on them!

Price and currency: £280 sale or £120 + trade
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For Trade – Downgrade my MSI 980ti for a 970

Hi, I’m looking to downgrade my MSI 980ti Golden Edition as I simply don’t game enough, but would happily take a 970 in exchange (plus £120).
https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GTX-980-Ti-GAMING-6G-GOLDEN-EDITION.html
The main difference in the golden edition to the standard MSI Gaming model is a massive pure copper heatsink to give it better cooling properties.

The card is still under warranty for ~16 months and can be transferred (as MSI don’t actually register an owner, it is purely worked out from the manufacturing date on the card).

Any interested parties, please let me know. Also, a 980 or 1060 6GB could be of interest in the trade. The card can’t be a reference edition though- I really hate the coolers on them!

Price and currency: £280 sale or £120 + trade
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
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Location: Southampton
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For Sale – PC Parts I5-4690K,MSI Z-97M-G43, 2x4GB Ram, Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B …

Hi all,

following sale of graphic card I`m slowly putting rest of the system up as I`m simply not using it at all.

I5-4690K, MSI Z-97M-G43 M-ATX with latest bios,Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B CPU Cooler, £170

2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical 1866Mhz Ram, £35

80GB Intel SSD win 10 pro, £25

1TB Seagate 3.5″ £30

Aerocool DS Cube Gold&Black, Coolermaster GX 750W £70

Switched on just a few times this year, needs just a bit of dusting thats all.

There are no boxes for it so I prefer collection, and it can also be tested before parting with money.

Thanks

Price and currency: 10
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT/ Cash on Collection
Location: Nine Elms, London
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For Trade – Downgrade my MSI 980ti for a 970

Hi, I’m looking to downgrade my MSI 980ti Golden Edition as I simply don’t game enough, but would happily take a 970 in exchange (plus £120).
https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GTX-980-Ti-GAMING-6G-GOLDEN-EDITION.html
The main difference in the golden edition to the standard MSI Gaming model is a massive pure copper heatsink to give it better cooling properties.

The card is still under warranty for ~16 months and can be transferred (as MSI don’t actually register an owner, it is purely worked out from the manufacturing date on the card).

Any interested parties, please let me know. Also, a 980 or 1060 6GB could be of interest in the trade. The card can’t be a reference edition though- I really hate the coolers on them!

Price and currency: £280 sale or £120 + trade
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: bank transfer / paypal
Location: Southampton
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Trade – Downgrade my MSI 980ti for a 970

Hi, I’m looking to downgrade my MSI 980ti Golden Edition as I simply don’t game enough, but would happily take a 970 in exchange (plus £120).
https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GTX-980-Ti-GAMING-6G-GOLDEN-EDITION.html
The main difference in the golden edition to the standard MSI Gaming model is a massive pure copper heatsink to give it better cooling properties.

The card is still under warranty for ~16 months and can be transferred (as MSI don’t actually register an owner, it is purely worked out from the manufacturing date on the card).

Any interested parties, please let me know. Also, a 980 or 1060 6GB could be of interest in the trade. The card can’t be a reference edition though- I really hate the coolers on them!

Price and currency: £280 sale or £120 + trade
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: bank transfer / paypal
Location: Southampton
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Trade – Downgrade my MSI 980ti for a 970

Hi, I’m looking to downgrade my MSI 980ti Golden Edition as I simply don’t game enough, but would happily take a 970 in exchange (plus £120).
https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GTX-980-Ti-GAMING-6G-GOLDEN-EDITION.html
The main difference in the golden edition to the standard MSI Gaming model is a massive pure copper heatsink to give it better cooling properties.

The card is still under warranty for ~16 months and can be transferred (as MSI don’t actually register an owner, it is purely worked out from the manufacturing date on the card).

Any interested parties, please let me know. Also, a 980 or 1060 6GB could be of interest in the trade. The card can’t be a reference edition though- I really hate the coolers on them!

Price and currency: £280 sale or £120 + trade
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: bank transfer / paypal
Location: Southampton
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Trade – Downgrade my MSI 980ti for a 970

Hi, I’m looking to downgrade my MSI 980ti Golden Edition as I simply don’t game enough, but would happily take a 970 in exchange (plus £120).
https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GTX-980-Ti-GAMING-6G-GOLDEN-EDITION.html
The main difference in the golden edition to the standard MSI Gaming model is a massive pure copper heatsink to give it better cooling properties.

The card is still under warranty for ~16 months and can be transferred (as MSI don’t actually register an owner, it is purely worked out from the manufacturing date on the card).

Any interested parties, please let me know. Also, a 980 or 1060 6GB could be of interest in the trade. The card can’t be a reference edition though- I really hate the coolers on them!

Price and currency: £280 sale or £120 + trade
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: bank transfer / paypal
Location: Southampton
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Trade – Downgrade my MSI 980ti for a 970

Hi, I’m looking to downgrade my MSI 980ti Golden Edition as I simply don’t game enough, but would happily take a 970 in exchange (plus £120).
https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GTX-980-Ti-GAMING-6G-GOLDEN-EDITION.html
The main difference in the golden edition to the standard MSI Gaming model is a massive pure copper heatsink to give it better cooling properties.

The card is still under warranty for ~16 months and can be transferred (as MSI don’t actually register an owner, it is purely worked out from the manufacturing date on the card).

Any interested parties, please let me know. Also, a 980 or 1060 6GB could be of interest in the trade. The card can’t be a reference edition though- I really hate the coolers on them!

Price and currency: £280 sale or £120 + trade
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: bank transfer / paypal
Location: Southampton
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – PC Parts I5-4690K,MSI Z-97M-G43, 2x4GB Ram, Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B …

Hi all,

following sale of graphic card I`m slowly putting rest of the system up as I`m simply not using it at all.

I5-4690K, MSI Z-97M-G43 M-ATX with latest bios,Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B CPU Cooler, £170

2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical 1866Mhz Ram, £35

80GB Intel SSD, £25

1TB Seagate 3.5″ £30

Aerocool DS Cube Gold&Black, Coolermaster GX 750W £70

Switched on just a few times this year, needs just a bit of dusting thats all.

There are no boxes for it so I prefer collection, and it can also be tested before parting with money.

Thanks

Price and currency: 10
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT/ Cash on Collection
Location: Nine Elms, London
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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