Hybrid Networking Lens - Hybrid Networking Lens

Hybrid Networking Lens

Publication date: November 22, 2021 (Document history)

This whitepaper describes the Hybrid Networking Lens for the AWS Well-Architected Framework, which helps customers review and improve their cloud-based architectures and better understand the business impact of their design decisions. The document describes general design principles, as well as specific best practices and guidance for the six pillars of the Well-Architected Framework.

This paper is intended for those in technology roles, such as chief technology officers (CTOs), architects, developers, and operations team members. After reading this paper, you will understand AWS best practices and the strategies to use when designing hybrid networking architectures.


The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you understand the pros and cons of decisions you make while building systems on AWS. Using the Framework helps you learn architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective systems in the cloud. The Framework provides a way for you to consistently measure your architectures against best practices and identify areas for improvement. We believe that having well-architected systems greatly increases the likelihood of business success.

In this Lens, we focus on how to design, deploy, and architect hybrid networking for workloads in the AWS Cloud. For brevity, we only cover details from the Well-Architected Framework that are specific to hybrid networking. We recommend that you consider best practices and questions from the AWS Well-Architected Framework whitepaper when designing your architecture.

Custom lens availability

Custom lenses extend the best practice guidance provided by AWS Well-Architected Tool. AWS WA Tool allows you to create your own custom lenses, or to use lenses created by others that have been shared with you.

To determine if a custom lens is available for the lens described in this whitepaper, reach out to your Technical Account Manager (TAM), Solutions Architect (SA), or AWS Support.