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AWS: Security Best Practices on AWS by Albert Anthony

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VPC Components

AWS VPC is a logically separated network isolated from other networks. It lets you set your own IP address range and configure security settings and routing for all your traffic. AWS VPC is made up of several networking components, as shown in the following figure; some of them are as follows:

  • Subnets
  • Elastic network interfaces
  • Route tables
  • Internet gateways
  • Elastic IP addresses
  • VPC endpoints
  • NAT
  • VPC peering
    VPC Components

    Figure 1: AWS VPC components

Let's take a closer look at these components:

Subnets

A VPC spans an AWS region. A region contains two or more availability zones. A VPC contains subnets that are used to logically separate resources inside a ...

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