Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

A virtual network dedicated to your cloud account where you can launch resources in a virtual network that you define.

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What is Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) in cloud computing?

A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a virtual network dedicated to a user's cloud account. It allows users to manage their own cloud environment, including selecting their own IP address range, creating subnets, and configuring route tables and network gateways.

  • VPCs provide a high degree of control over your network settings, similar to operating a traditional network, but with the scalability of cloud resources.
  • They can enhance security by providing complete control over the virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways.

How does Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) work?

A VPC works by providing a separate section of the cloud where resources can be launched in a virtual network defined by the user.

  • Users can control their virtual networking environment, including selection of their own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways.
  • Users can also use both IPv4 and IPv6 in their VPC for secure and easy access to resources and applications.

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Example

A company, DataCorp, uses a VPC to host its sensitive data on the cloud. The VPC provides an isolated environment where DataCorp can control access to resources, ensuring that only authorized personnel can access the sensitive data.

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