Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Connectivity Options
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Connectivity Options

AWS VPN CloudHub

Building on the AWS managed VPN and AWS Direct Connect options described previously, you can securely communicate from one site to another using the AWS VPN CloudHub. The AWS VPN CloudHub operates on a simple hub-and-spoke model that you can use with or without a VPC. Use this design if you have multiple branch offices and existing internet connections and would like to implement a convenient, potentially low cost hub-and-spoke model for primary or backup connectivity between these remote offices.

The following figure depicts the AWS VPN CloudHub architecture, with blue dashed lines indicating network traffic between remote sites being routed over their AWS VPN connections.

Figure: AWS VPN CloudHub

AWS VPN CloudHub leverages an Amazon VPC virtual private gateway with multiple gateways, each using unique BGP autonomous system numbers (ASNs). Your gateways advertise the appropriate routes (BGP prefixes) over their VPN connections. These routing advertisements are received and readvertised to each BGP peer so that each site can send data to and receive data from the other sites. The remote network prefixes for each spoke must have unique ASNs, and the sites must not have overlapping IP ranges. Each site can also send and receive data from the VPC as if they were using a standard VPN connection.

This option can be combined with AWS Direct Connect or other VPN options (for example, multiple gateways per site for redundancy or backbone routing that you provide) depending on your requirements.

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