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Networking on AWS - Part 4

In the previous parts, we discussed the basics of networking on AWS, setting up and configuring a VPC on AWS, and advanced networking concepts on AWS. In this part, we will take a closer look at some best practices for networking on AWS.

Use a Well-Planned IP Address Scheme

When creating a VPC, you need to plan your IP address scheme carefully. It is essential to allocate IP address ranges that are appropriate for the size and complexity of your deployment. You should also consider the potential growth of your deployment and ensure that you have enough IP addresses to accommodate future growth.

Use Multiple Availability Zones

To ensure high availability, you should spread your instances across multiple availability zones. This will ensure that your application remains available in the event of an outage in one availability zone.

Use Security Groups to Control Traffic

Security groups allow you to control inbound and outbound traffic to and from your instances. You should use security groups to restrict traffic to only the necessary ports and protocols. You should also ensure that security groups are configured correctly for each instance type.

Use Network Access Control Lists (ACLs) to Control Traffic

Network ACLs are a stateless firewall that can be used to control traffic at the subnet level. You should use network ACLs to restrict traffic to only the necessary ports and protocols. You should also ensure that network ACLs are configured correctly for each subnet.

Use VPC Flow Logs

VPC Flow Logs allow you to capture information about the traffic flowing in and out of your VPC. This information can be used for troubleshooting, security analysis, and performance analysis. You should enable VPC Flow Logs for all your VPCs.


In conclusion, networking on AWS requires careful planning and execution. By following best practices such as using a well-planned IP address scheme, using multiple availability zones, using security groups to control traffic, using network ACLs to control traffic, and using VPC Flow Logs, you can ensure that your deployment is secure, reliable, and performant.

It is also essential to keep up-to-date with the latest features and best practices on AWS to ensure that your deployment remains secure and compliant with industry standards. By following these best practices, you can create a highly available and secure architecture for your applications on AWS.

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