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Virtual private cloud

A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is an on demand configurable pool of shared computing resources allocated within a public IaaS). In this context, the infrastructure provider, providing the underlining public cloud infrastructure, and the provider realizing the VPC service over this infrastructure, may be different vendors.

VPC implementations

Amazon Web Services launched Amazon Virtual Private Cloud on 26 August 2009, which allows the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud service to be connected to legacy infrastructure over an IPsec virtual private network connection.[1][2]

In AWS, VPC is free to use, however users will be charged for any Virtual Private Networks (VPN) they use.[3] EC2 and RDS instances running in a VPC can also be purchased using Reserved Instances, however will have a limitation on resources being guaranteed.

Google App Engine supported similar functionality via their Secure Data Connector product which was launched on 7 April 2009.[4][5] Google deprecated this service on 14 March 2013 and no longer accepts new signups. The service is expected to continue running for existing users until (at least) 20 April 2015.[6]

FortyCloud is an example of a VPC solution that can be provided over third-party, public cloud infrastructures such as AWS EC2 and over hybird and multi-provider environments.[7]

Host Virtual is an infrastructure as a service (or IaaS) cloud hosting service that incorporates VPC as a feature.[8]

HP offers a Enterprise Cloud Services-Virtual Private Cloud.[9] offering as part of their Converged Cloud Solutions Platform that integrates Private Cloud, Managed Cloud, and Public Cloud Services based on OpenStack.

Regional virtual private clouds also exist, such as Cloud-A [10] and cloud.ca,[11] Canadian virtual private cloud platforms.

See also

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External links

  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, a commercial virtual private cloud offering by Amazon Web Services
  • French Virtual Private Cloud, a commercial virtual private cloud offering by CloudSystem
  • Google Secure Data Connector, virtual private cloud functionality for Google App Engine
  • VMware vCloud Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand, on-demand virtual private cloud offering by VMware vCloud
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