Networking Costs When Building a Hybrid Cloud

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In this lesson, we will analyze the most cost-effective connectivity options between AWS and on-premises environments and the key networking cost contributors in these architectures. 

Learning Objectives

  • A greater understanding of networking costs in hybrid architectures, including:
    • The costs of connectivity services like Direct Connect, Site-to-Site VPN, and Transit Gateway
    • How to select the most cost-effective connectivity option considering your business requirements

Intended Audience

  • Those who are planning on implementing and managing hybrid architectures on AWS and need to better understand the cost implications of the different connectivity options


  • You should have a fundamental understanding of networking services on AWS, including VPCs, Direct Connect, Site-to-Site VPNs, and Transit Gateway.
  • For more information on these services, please see our existing content titled: 


About the Author
Alana Layton, opens in a new tab
Sr. AWS Content Creator
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Alana Layton is an experienced technical trainer, technical content developer, and cloud engineer living out of Seattle, Washington. Her career has included teaching about AWS all over the world, creating AWS content that is fun, and working in consulting. She currently holds six AWS certifications. Outside of Cloud Academy, you can find her testing her knowledge in bar trivia, reading, or training for a marathon.

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