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How does AWS MSK work?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 6:35 pm

AWS MSK is a managed service that provides secure, encrypted communication between AWS services and endpoints. AWS MSK helps improve the security of your communication by encrypting all traffic between AWS services and endpoints. This helps protect your data from unauthorized access, and it also helps to ensure the privacy of your communications. AWS MSK is powered by the AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS), and it helps you manage your keys and certificates securely.

PRO TIP: AWS MSK is a managed streaming service that makes it easy to build and run Apache Kafka applications on AWS. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when using this service. First, AWS MSK is designed for use with Apache Kafka version 0.9.0 or higher. Second, AWS MSK will automatically create three brokers in each Availability Zone in the specified region, and each broker will have one replica. This means that if you want to use multiple Availability Zones for high availability, you need to create six brokers. Finally, AWS MSK is a managed service, which means that you don’t have direct access to the Kafka brokers or clusters.

AWS MSK also helps you scale your encrypted communication solutions by providing support for multiple security layers, including Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). In addition, AWS MSK integrates with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to help you manage your access policies and identities. Finally, AWS MSK integrates with AWS CloudFormation to help you create and manage your encrypted communication solutions.

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