Amazon Web Services Networking

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Traditional networking engineers entering the world of Amazon Web Services for the first time often feel like Alice in Wonderland. Everything looks and sounds familiar, and yet it all feels a bit different – ACLs sit in front of servers instead of on a router, there is no router, NAT happens somewhere behind the scenes, each subnet has its own routing table...

This webinar will help you demystify the networking aspects of Amazon Web Services. We start with the high-level concepts (regions, VPCs, subnets), cover security aspects (security groups and network ACLs), and conclude with inter-VPC routing and hybrid cloud implementations.


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Topics Covered

High-level concepts

  • Regions and availability zones
  • Local zones, AWS Outpost and AWS Wavelengths (autumn 2020 update)
  • Private and public addressing
  • VPC and subnets
  • Related AWS services
  • Provisioning and orchestration


  • Internal and external addresses
  • Multiple IP addresses per VM instance
  • Elastic (floating) IP addresses
  • Using IPv6 in AWS
  • Bring your own IPv4/IPv6 addresses (autumn 2020 update)


  • Security groups
  • Network ACLs
  • VPC Traffic Mirroring (autumn 2020 update)
  • VPC Flow Logs

Multiple Route Tables

  • Use cases
  • Working with route tables
  • Packet forwarding in AWS

Internet access

  • Internet gateway and egress-only gateway
  • NAT gateway and NAT instances
  • VPC Ingress Routing (autumn 2020 update)

Beyond a single VPC

  • VPC peering
  • Building hybrid clouds
  • Transit Gateway

Integration with third-party solutions

  • Bring your own device (firewall, load balancer, or VPN concentrator)
  • Implement transit VPCs with VM appliances

Load balancing mechanisms:

  • Local elastic load balancing with NLB and ALB;
  • Global load balancing with Route 53 and CloudFront;
  • Anycast load balancing with Global Accelerator


  • Using AWS CLI to monitor AWS networking objects
  • Design and deploy AWS application stacks with CloudFormation
  • Deploy AWS environment with Ansible playbook


After attending this workshop you'll be able to:

  • Map network infrastructure requirements into AWS concepts and objects;
  • Design complex AWS networking infrastructure;
  • Design security, Internet access and inbound load balancing for AWS workloads;
  • Build hybrid clouds by connecting AWS workloads with external networks.

Who Should Attend

This workshop targets architects and designers who are planning, designing or building networking infrastructure within Amazon Web Services, or connecting AWS workloads with on-premises data centers.

It will also help server, virtualization, security and networking engineers understand the advantages and limitations of AWS Virtual Private Cloud and Elastic Load Balancing.

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About the webinar

As always, Ivan, I appreciate your approach to teaching, and the experience you bring.

Hagen Amen
Truely explanative
Marcin Lebiecki
As usual another excellent webinar.
Gabriel Sulbaran
hi ivan,
keep up the great work. i'm glad to have found your website a few years ago and your topics are spot on. keep up the great work.
Michael d’Estienne
decided I'm going to learn how to use Terraform after this webinar.
Bill Dagy
Clear, detailed, and comprehensive overview of networking AWS. What you won't find here:
- Vendor promises
- marketing terms
- and sometimes some technical details, but instead you'll know enough about AWS networking after watching this to find it by yourself.
Clément Hermann
As always, Ivan is able to explain how things really work in a very precise and detailed way. Highly recommended.
Frode Lillevold

About the materials

aws has nothing to do with my job but i wanted to learn it.
Michael d’Estienne

About the Author

Ivan PepelnjakIvan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354 Emeritus, is an independent network architect, book author, blogger and regular speaker at industry events like Interop, RIPE and regional NOG meetings. He has been designing and implementing large-scale service provider and enterprise networks since 1990, and is currently using his expertise to help multinational enterprises and large cloud- and service providers design next-generation data center and cloud infrastructure using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) approaches and technologies.

Ivan is the author of several books covering data center technologies, highly praised webinars, and dozens of data center and cloud-related technical articles published on his blog.

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