Direct Connect Quiz

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There is a requirement to load a lot of data from your on-premises network on to AWS Redshift. Which of the below options can be used for this data transfer? Choose 2 answers from the options given below.

A. Data Pipeline

B. Direct Connect

C. Snowball

D. AWS VPN

B. & C.
AWS documentation mentions the following about the above services:
With a Snowball, you can transfer hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of data between your on-premises data centers and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). AWS Snowball uses Snowball appliances and provides powerful interfaces that you can use to create jobs, transfer data, and track the status of your jobs through to completion. By shipping your data in Snowballs, you can transfer large amounts of data at a significantly faster rate than if you were transferring that data over the Internet, saving you time and money.
AWS Direct Connect links your internal network to an AWS Direct Connect location over a standard 1-gigabit or 10-gigabit Ethernet fiber-optic cable. One end of the cable is connected to your router, the other to an AWS Direct Connect router. With this connection in place, you can create virtual interfaces directly to public AWS services (for example, to Amazon S3) or to Amazon VPC, bypassing Internet service providers in your network path.
For more information on Direct Connect, please refer to the below URL:
http://docs.aws.amazon.com/directconnect/latest/UserGuide/Welcome.html
For more information on AWS Snowball, please refer to the below URL:
http://docs.aws.amazon.com/snowball/latest/ug/whatissnowball.html
Note: Virtual Private Networks designed for organizations where employees needed to connect to a certain computer from different locations without compromising security.In the question they mentioned that “”There is a requirement to load a lot of data from your on-premises network on to AWS Redshif””. So, Direct connect will be the suitable option.AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. Using AWS Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to scale your connection to meet your needs. AWS Direct Connect provides 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps connections, and you can easily provision multiple connections if you need more capacity.

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