Get Started with AWS Networking Foundations

Easily set up, secure, and monitor your global network.

A strong network setup is the foundation of any AWS environment. Start with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to easily launch AWS resources in a logically isolated virtual network. To manage your growing number of VPCs and simplify your network, you can look to AWS Transit Gateway. To secure your traffic, AWS PrivateLink provides private connectivity between VPCs, AWS services, and your on-premises networks, without exposing your traffic to the public internet. Lastly, monitoring your network traffic is made simple and easy with Amazon VPC Flow Logs and VPC Traffic Mirroring.

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Manage thousands of VPCs

in your AWS environment in a single central Transit Gateway.

110+ AWS services

are available via AWS PrivateLink, including Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda.

400+ partner appliances 

are available through AWS networking services.


Easy Set-up and Management

Traditional on-premises network setups require high levels of attention and time to manage and validate. Amazon VPC allows you to minimize this work and spend more time on building the applications that run in your VPCs. Once you select from common network setups and find the best match for your needs, Amazon VPC automatically creates the subnets, IP ranges, route tables, and security groups you need. 

Simplified Monitoring

Accessing network traffic data is critical to having a clear understanding of the performance and security of your AWS resources. However, traditional solutions or open source tools can become difficult to manage at scale. With AWS, you can monitor VPC Flow Logs to gain operational visibility and VPC Traffic Mirroring allows you to detect network and security anomalies, gain operational insights, and easily troubleshoot issues. Lastly, to determine what network flows are feasible, you can use VPC Reachability Analyzer.

Highly Secure Connectivity

Traditional networking solutions require complex configurations to setup security and access controls. To meet your privacy and security needs, Amazon VPC provides advanced security features such as Security Groups and Network Access Control Lists (NACLs) which allow you to perform inbound and outbound filtering. To secure your network connections between VPCs and AWS services and keep traffic on the AWS network, you can look to AWS PrivateLink. SaaS providers and ISVs can create their own AWS PrivateLink-powered service (endpoint service) and enable their customers to securely access the service. To centrally configure and manage firewall rules across accounts and applications, you can use AWS Firewall Manager. 

Scalable Networking

If you have hundreds or thousands of VPCs, AWS Transit Gateway helps you route all traffic to and from each VPC or VPN, with one place to manage and monitor it all. AWS Transit Gateway connects VPCs and on-premises networks through a central hub which simplifies your network and puts an end to complex peering relationships. It acts as a cloud router so each new connection is only made once. For a single global view of your private network, use AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager which helps you easily monitor your Amazon VPCs and edge connections from a central console. 


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The Tableau migration team designed its network layer, providing security and connectivity among its environments on Amazon VPC.

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The Peacock team used AWS Transit Gateway to simplify and connect its VPCs and on-premises networks through a central hub.

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Zendesk lowered operational overhead and cost by migrating to AWS Transit Gateway.

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Dayta uses AWS PrivateLink to ensure the security of data shared with cloud-based applications.

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Gracenote Simplifies VPC Management and Scalability Using AWS Transit Gateway.

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Trend Micro scaled its global network of VPCs with AWS Transit Gateway.

Free courses to get started

Easy Set-Up and Management

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Configuring and Deploying VPCs with Multiple Subnets

This course covers the fundamentals of configuring and deploying a virtual private cloud (VPC) with multiple subnets across two Availability Zones. The course also covers best practices and common use scenarios for a variety of basic network architectures built with Amazon VPC.

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Secure Connectivity

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Configure and Deploy AWS PrivateLink

In this course, you will configure and deploy Amazon PrivateLink using the AWS Console. There is a video tutorial that shows how to create VPC endpoint services with network load balancers and private DNS. You will learn to provide permissions to principals and how to accept connection requests. Pricing for the service is reviewed as well.

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Monitoring and Troubleshooting

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Introduction to Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS. In this introductory course on Amazon CloudWatch, you will learn about the capabilities and key terms of the service. Amazon CloudWatch alarms, events, and logs will be covered, as well as the Amazon CloudWatch dashboard.

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AWS training and certification

AWS training courses are available in self-paced and instructor-led options to prepare for the AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty. The exam validates your expertise in designing, developing, and deploying cloud-based solutions using AWS networking solutions. 

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