The fun continues in the fourth installment of Gliffy's series unpacking the complete set of AWS Simple Icons. Here, we're getting into the good stuff. With the Compute, Database, and Storage sets done, it's now time to unpack the combined Networking & Content Delivery set. 

While AWS Simple Icons are free to use — and pre-loaded into Gliffy Diagram's shape library for your easy access — mapping each of these symbols to something meaningful can be as challenging as threading a needle while piloting a busted helicopter through a cloud of Jell-O. Allow us to help you towards an easy landing with the following handy guide.

The table below contains the most current AWS Simple Icons in the Networking & Content Delivery set listed by service category, complete with a brief introduction to the product or service symbolized and a link to more information. (Here are our guides to the Compute setthe Storage set, and the Database set, with subsequent sets to be posted regularly, so stay tuned). 

AWS Simple Icons: Networking & Content Delivery

AWS Networking VPC

Amazon VPC*

 

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) enables you to launch AWS resources into a virtual network that you've defined. This virtual network closely resembles a traditional network that you'd operate in your own data center, with the benefits of using the scalable infrastructure of AWS.
 

AWS Networking Customer Gateway 

Customer Gateway

An Amazon VPC VPN connection links your data center (or network) to your Amazon VPC virtual private cloud (VPC). A customer gateway is the anchor on your side of that connection. It can be a physical or software appliance.
 

AWS Networking Elastic Network Adapter 

Elastic Network Adapter

An Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) is a custom interface that optimizes network performance on some instance types. 
 

AWS Networking Elastic Network Interface 

Elastic Network Interface 

An elastic network interface is a logical networking component in a VPC that represents a virtual network card.
 

AWS Networking Endpoints

Endpoints

A VPC endpoint enables you to privately connect your VPC to supported AWS services and VPC endpoint services powered by PrivateLink without requiring an internet gateway, NAT device, VPN connection, or AWS Direct Connect connection.
 

AWS Networking Flow Logs

Flow Logs

VPC Flow Logs enable you to capture information about the IP traffic going to and from network interfaces in your VPC. 
 

AWS Networking Internet Gateway

Internet Gateway

An internet gateway is a horizontally scaled, redundant, and highly available VPC component that allows communication between instances in your VPC and the internet. Therefore, it imposes no availability risks or bandwidth constraints on your network traffic.
 

AWS Networking Router

Router

router connected to your VPC. 
 

AWS Networking VPC NAT Gateway

VPC NAT Gateway

You can use a network address translation (NAT) gateway to enable instances in a private subnet to connect to the internet or other AWS services, but prevent the internet from initiating a connection with those instances. 
 

AWS Networking VPC Peering

VPC Peering 

A VPC peering connection is a networking connection between two VPCs that enables you to route traffic between them privately.   
 

AWS Networking VPN Connection

VPN Connection

You can connect your Amazon VPC to remote networks by using a VPN connection.   
 

AWS Networking VPN Gateway

VPN Gateway

An Amazon VPC VPN connection links your data center (or network) to your Amazon VPC virtual private cloud (VPC). The anchor on the AWS side of the VPN connection is called a virtual private network gateway.
 

AWS Networking Network Access Control List

Network Access Control List 

A network access control list (ACL) is an optional layer of security for your VPC that acts as a firewall for controlling traffic in and out of one or more subnets.  

 

AWS Networking Amazon Cloudfront 

Amazon CloudFront

 

 

Amazon CloudFront is a web service that speeds up distribution of your static and dynamic web content to your users through a worldwide network of data centers called edge locations. When a user requests content that you're serving with CloudFront, the user is routed to the edge location that provides the lowest latency (time delay), so that content is delivered with the best possible performance. 
 

AWS Networking Download Distribution 

Download Distribution

You create a CloudFront download distribution to tell CloudFront where you want content to be delivered and to specify the details of how to track and manage content download. 
 

AWS Networking Edge Location

Edge Location

CloudFront delivers your content through a worldwide network of data centers called edge locations. When a user requests content that you're serving with CloudFront, the user is routed to the edge location that provides the lowest latency, so that content is delivered with the best possible performance. 
 

AWS Networking Streaming Distribution

Streaming Distribution

You can use AWS Media Services with CloudFront to deliver live content to a global audience. There are two main options for preparing and serving live streaming content: convert your content into required formats to then serve it, or store and serve your content using scalable origin.

  

AWS Networking Amazon Route 53 

Amazon Route 53

 

 

Amazon Route 53 helps you get a website or web application up and running. Route 53 performs three main functions: it registers domain names, routes internet traffic to the resources for your domain, and it checks the health of your resources.

 

 AWS Networking Hosted Zone

Hosted Zone

A hosted zone is a container for records. Records contain information about how you want to route traffic for a specific domain and its subdomains. There are two types of hosted zones: public hosted zones contain records that specify how you want to route traffic on the internet while private hosted zones contain records that specify how you want to route traffic in an Amazon VPC. 

 

 

AWS Networking Route Table 

Route Table

A route table contains a set of rules, called routes, that are used to determine where network traffic is directed. Each subnet in your VPC must be associated with a route table, which controls the routing for that subnet. A subnet can only be associated with one route table at a time but you can associate multiple subnets with the same route table.

 

AWS Networking AWS Connect

AWS Direct Connect

 

 

AWS Direct Connect links your internal network to an AWS Direct Connect location over a standard 1-gigabit or 10-gigabit ethernet fiber-optic cable. One end of the cable is connected to your router, and the other to an AWS Direct Connect router. With this connection in place, you can create virtual interfaces directly to public AWS services or to Amazon VPC, bypassing internet service providers in your network path. 

 

 AWS Networking Elastic Load Balancing

Elastic Load Balancing*

 

Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes your incoming application traffic across multiple targets, such as EC2 instances. It monitors the health of registered targets and routes traffic only to the healthy targets.  

 

AWS Networking Classic Load Balancer 

Classic Load Balancing

A classic load balancer distributes incoming application traffic across multiple EC2 instances in multiple Availability Zones. This increases the fault tolerance of your applications. Elastic Load Balancing detects unhealthy instances and routes traffic to only healthy instances. 
 

AWS Networking Application Load Balancer

Application Load Balancing

An application load balancer serves as the single point of contact for clients. The load balancer distributes incoming application traffic across multiple targets, such as EC2 instances, in multiple Availability Zones. This increases the availability of your application. You can add one or more listeners to your load balancer. 

 

Refers to services that are listed under multiple categories