Networking and AWS: What You Need to Know to Improve Overall Performance
The AWS Well-Architected Program centres around five pillars comprising operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimisation. Where reliability is concerned, managing your network is essential to the continued performance standard of your business.
For architecting systems using IP address-based networks, it’s necessary to build your network system to anticipate possible issues down the line. The Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) makes it possible to launch your AWS services in a private virtual network for added security.
AWS Direct Connect is a cloud-based service that allows a secure connection from your physical system to AWS via a network. By utilising the AWS Virtual Private Cloud, you can connect your on-site data to different AWS regions.
A few questions to ask yourself when preparing your network for maximum efficiency are:
● How are you going to protect yourself against failures of network elements?
● What happens if there are configuration or connectivity issues?
● Can your network handle fluctuations in traffic?
● Can you combat a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack if it occurs?
A secure network is a key to improving overall performance with AWS.
Network and Workloads
Your network is the bridge between all workloads, guiding traffic, and as a result, it can significantly impact your efficiency and client experience. Understanding your workload needs in terms of bandwidth, latency, and other technical communications are critical to increasing performance.
AWS delivers virtual networking, making it flexible and accessible in a way that can meet your specific needs. By targeting your network to your system’s performance demands, you will maximise your reliability and performance efficiency.
A cloud-based network’s benefit is that it is easy to make changes to it over time as your organisation’s needs evolve. Where you choose to deploy your resources can also have an impact on the efficiency of performance. Ideally, if you know where the resources will be in use, the majority of the time, you can choose to set them up in a way that reduces the distance, eliminating a host of issues with the delay. Take advantage of your resources with deliberate decisions so that you are designing an improved performance model.
Improve Performance With a Review
To maximise your overall performance, schedule an AWS Well-Architected Review. WOLK is certified to perform this action and provide you with information on your areas of risk. By identifying these areas, measures can be carried out to ensure they do not jeopardise your network’s efficiency.