What is AWS Cloud WAN? - Amazon VPC

What is AWS Cloud WAN?

AWS Cloud WAN is a managed wide-area networking (WAN) service that you can use to build, manage, and monitor a unified global network that connects resources running across your cloud and on-premises environments. It provides a central dashboard from which you can connect on-premises branch offices, data centers, and Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) across the AWS global network. You can use simple network policies to centrally configure and automate network management and security tasks, and get a complete view of your global network.

There are a number of ways you can work with AWS Cloud WAN to create and maintain your core network, policies, segments, and attachments:

  • AWS Management console

    The AWS Management console provides a web interface for you to create your global and core networks, policy versions, segments, and attachments. For more information on using the console to create and maintain your global and core networks, see Getting started.

  • AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI)

    Provides command-line support for a broad set of AWS services using the command line. For more information see the Amazon EC2 command line reference, which includes AWS Transit Gateway and Amazon VPC and the AWS Network Manager API reference.

  • AWS SDKs

    Provides language-specific API operations and takes care of a number of connection details, such as calculating signatures, handling request retries, and handling errors. For more information, see the AWS Network Manager API reference.

  • Query API

    Provides low-level API actions using HTTPS requests. Using the Query API is the most direct way to access Amazon VPC, but it requires that your application handle low-level details such as generating the hash to sign the request, and handling errors. For more information, see the Amazon EC2 API Reference.