How to Quickly Design AWS Architecture Diagrams

Updated on: 08 December 2022 | 5 min read
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AWS architecture diagrams are used to describe the design, topology and deployment of applications built on AWS cloud solutions.

While architecture diagrams are very helpful in conceptualizing the architecture of your app according to the particular AWS service you are going to use, they are also useful when it comes to creating presentations, whitepapers, posters, dashsheets and other technical material.

Following are some helpful AWS architecture diagram examples Creately has designed to make your application designing process much easier.  Simply click the template that meets your requirements to modify it online.

Listed below are the AWS architecture diagram examples in this post;

To create Azure Architecture, use an Azure architecture diagram tool

AWS VPC architecture diagram with Public and Private Subnets

This template represents a scenario that includes a VPC or a virtual private cloud with a public subnet and a private subnet. If you are planning to run a public-facing web application with back-end servers that are not publicly accessible – for example a multi-tier website – this template would be ideal to communicate your application design. Click the image to make the necessary changes online.

VPC with Public and Private Subnets
VPC with Public and Private Subnets (Click on the template to edit it online)

Varnish Behind the Amazon Router 53

This template describes the implementation architecture of Varnish on Amazon Web Service Cloud. Varnish is a web application accelerator that is used for page caching and faster delivery. Start with this template to plan out your own Varnish deployment architecture in AWS.

AWS Templates - Varnish Behind the Amazon Route53
Varnish Behind the Amazon Route5 (Click on the template to edit it online)

Architecture of the Elastic Load Balancing Service

This is the architecture of an Elastic Load Balancing service.  Here there are two resources; load balancers and the controller service. While the load balancers monitor the traffic and handle requests coming in through the internet, the controller service monitors the load balancers and make sure that they conduct themselves properly.  Click on the image to use it as a template or modify it online.

Architecture of the Elastic Load Balancing Service
Architecture of the Elastic Load Balancing Service (Click on the template to edit it online)

Reference Architecture with Amazon VPC Configuration

This AWS architecture diagram describes the configuration of security groups in Amazon VPC against reflection attacks where malicious attackers use common UDP services to source large volumes of traffic from around the world. Through the configuration of such security groups, these attacks can be detected and mitigated easily. Click the image to use this AWS template as a template.

Reference architecture with Amazon VPC configuration
Reference Architecture with Amazon VPC Configuration (Click on the template to edit it online)

Multiple VPN Connections

This diagram AWS template depicts multiple VPN connections. While the VPC has an attached private virtual gateway, you network has a customer gateway which needs to be configured to enable the VPN connection. Click on the image to start editing right away.

AWS Templates - Multiple VPN Connection
Multiple VPN Connections (Click on the template to edit it online)

Running a Stack in a VPC

The AWS diagram template below shows the configuration of a VPC for an AWS OpsWorks app server stack. Several components are included in this VPC; subnets, internet gateway, load balancer and NAT. Click on the image to change the diagram according to your requirements.

AWS Templates - Running a Stack in a VPC
Running a Stack in a VPC (Click on the template to edit it online)

3-Tier Auto-Scalable Web Application Architecture

This is a 3-tier auto-scalable web application architecture. The core network backbone, the distribution layer and the access layer are shown here.  You can click the image and edit the template online according to your requirements.

3-Tier Architecture - AWS Example
3-Tier Architecture - AWS Example (Click on the template to edit it online)

High-Level HA Architecture for VPN Instances 2

The diagram template below is of an HA design for the VPC component of the network. Like in the 3rd example template, this one also shows the setup and the configuration of VPN instances, although there are only 2 instances here. In order to create a fully redundant VPN connection, these two instances need to be monitored so as to keep track of the health of the VPN connection.  Click on the image to edit this template online.

High-Level HA Architecture for VPN Instances
High-Level HA Architecture for VPN Instances (Click on the template to edit it online)

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Varnish behind the Reverse Proxy

This is another AWS template example of the deployment architecture of Varnish on Amazon Web Services cloud. Here the Varnish Page Cache is placed behind the Reverse Proxy. Click on the image to start editing the template as you want.

Varnish behind the Reverse Proxy - AWS Example
Varnish behind the Reverse Proxy (Click on the template to edit it online)

More AWS Architecture Diagram Examples & Templates

Creately offers easy-to-use tools including 100+ AWS diagrams icons and plenty of templates to help you start drawing your AWS architecture diagrams right away. We constantly update our diagram community, so make sure to visit it often to find new AWS architecture diagram examples for architecture diagrams.

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Amanda Athuraliya

Amanda Athuraliya is the communication specialist/content writer at Creately, online diagramming and collaboration tool. She is an avid reader, a budding writer and a passionate researcher who loves to write about all kinds of topics.

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