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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
Provision a logically isolated section of the AWS cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define
Launch AWS resources into a virtual network that you've defined!
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you provision a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define. You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways. You can use both IPv4 and IPv6 in your VPC for secure and easy access to resources and applications.
You can easily customize the network configuration of your Amazon VPC. For example, you can create a public-facing subnet for your web servers that have access to the internet. You can also place your backend systems, such as databases or application servers, in a private-facing subnet with no internet access. You can use multiple layers of security, including security groups and network access control lists, to help control access to Amazon EC2 instances in each subnet.
Introduction to Amazon VPC
Amazon VPC provides advanced security features, such as security groups and network access control lists, to enable inbound and outbound filtering at the instance and subnet level. In addition, you can store data in Amazon S3 and restrict access so that it’s only accessible from instances inside your VPC. For additional security, you can create dedicated instances that are physically isolated from other AWS accounts, at the hardware level.
Create a VPC quickly and easily using the AWS Management Console. Select from common network setups and find the best match for your needs. Subnets, IP ranges, route tables, and security groups are automatically created. You spend less time setting up and managing, so you can concentrate on building the applications that run in your VPCs.
Control your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways. Customize the network configuration, such as by creating a public-facing subnet for your webservers that has access to the internet, and placing your backend systems such as databases or application servers in a private-facing subnet with no internet access.
Host a basic web application, such as a blog or simple website in a VPC, and gain the additional layers of privacy and security afforded by Amazon VPC. You can help secure the website by creating security group rules which allow the webserver to respond to inbound HTTP and SSL requests from the Internet while simultaneously prohibiting the webserver from initiating outbound connections to the Internet. You can create a VPC that supports this use case by selecting “VPC with a Single Public Subnet Only” from the Amazon VPC console wizard.