In a perfect world, there would never be a need to connect to your resources running on AWS. In the real world, it’s sometimes necessary to get your hands dirty and look at what’s happening on the actual machine, especially during development. This post dives into a few ways to connect your workstation to resources running inside a VPC. It started out as a how-to for using bastion hosts, but quickly expanded to look beyond the bastion.
Different numbers of availability zones are appropriate for different workloads. This post helps you pick an appropriate number for your needs.