AWS Applications Modeling Best Practices

Amazon Web Services (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is a service model that delivers computer infrastructure on an outsourced basis to support enterprise operations. Typically, IaaS provides hardware, storage, servers, and data center space or network components. The following diagrams show an example of how to model services of AWS as an IaaS solution in LeanIX. In this case, a sample web application called “My web application” uses several IT components, which represent popular services of AWS. Each IT component is connected to its respective Technology Stack and the Provider. As an example, we see that “My web application” uses the service CloudFront for the purpose of a content delivery network (CDN). The first model shows the Technology Stacks on its lowest hierarchy level, while the second model uses the LeanIX roll up functionality, which shows the full hierarchy of the Technology Stacks.

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Import Template

Use the following link (click here) to get your own copy of the AWS import template and kick-start your Amazon Web Services modeling with LeanIX.

As an alternative and simplified view on your AWS services you can also use the drill down functionality as shown in the following model.