Build a Modular and Scalable Amazon VPC Architecture with New Quick Start

Posted on: Jul 8, 2016

This new Quick Start builds a modular Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) environment on the AWS Cloud to provide a virtual networking foundation for your AWS deployments. 

The Amazon VPC architecture is designed according to AWS best practices and includes public and private subnets. The first set of private subnets shares the default network access control list (ACL) from the Amazon VPC, and a second, optional set of private subnets include dedicated custom network ACLs per subnet. The Quick Start divides the Amazon VPC address space in a predictable manner across multiple Availability Zones, and deploys either NAT instances or NAT gateways for outbound Internet access, depending on the AWS Region you deploy the Quick Start in. 

You can use this Quick Start as a building block for your own deployments. You can scale it up or down by adding or removing subnets and Availability Zones according to your needs, and add other infrastructure components and software layers to complete your AWS environment. 

The guide is for IT infrastructure architects, DevOps engineers, and administrators who would like to build a flexible, modular AWS networking infrastructure as a baseline for their deployments. 

The Quick Start includes AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the deployment. It also includes a deployment guide, which discusses the VPC design and provides step-by-step instructions for preparing your AWS account and deploying the Quick Start. 

Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability. 

To get started, use the following resource:

  • View the deployment guide – HTML | PDF