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Last updated: 9 Jun 2020

govuk-aws: 3. Networking Outline

Date: 2017-06-30


Partly superseded


As part of the migration to AWS we need to define our IP addressing strategy and assign ranges to different environments. We will attempt to keep the new IP layout as close as possible to the current one in order to ease migration. This is not completely possible due to Amazon AZs necessarily being on different subnets within the same VPC range.

This record does not currently cover the disaster recovery environments and treats CI as an embedded part of integration.


  • 1 VPC per environment (currently integration, staging and production)
  • 3 public subnets, spread across availability zones
  • 3 private subnets, spread across availability zones

These IP ranges have been superseded by ADR #0033.

The VPCs will be assigned the following IP ranges:

Environment IP Range

Each AZ shall be a /24 within the above ranges.

eg. Integration - AZ1:, AZ2:, AZ3:

We will be deliberately flattening the current VDC separation and placing all the hosts in a private subnet per availability zone and using security groups to maintain our current network isolation.


Disaster recovery environments will be addressed in a future ADR.

The extraction and isolation of the CI environments will be addressed in a future ADR once they have been confirmed to work in the current way - as part of integration.