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Amazon VPC

Provision a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud and launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define

What is Amazon VPC?

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 easily customize the network configuration for your Amazon VPC.
Amazon VPC is a tool in the Virtual Private Cloud category of a tech stack.

Who uses Amazon VPC?

505 companies reportedly use Amazon VPC in their tech stacks, including Amazon, LaunchDarkly, and Coursera.

806 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Amazon VPC.

Amazon VPC Integrations

Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate, Cloud Foundry, Amazon EFS, and Amazon Kendra are some of the popular tools that integrate with Amazon VPC. Here's a list of all 21 tools that integrate with Amazon VPC.
Pros of Amazon VPC
Flexible, good isolation, various connectivity options
Decisions about Amazon VPC

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Amazon VPC in their tech stack.

Shanthamurthy Hanumantharayappa
Associate Qualtiy Analyst at Sparksoft Corp Inc. · | 2 upvotes · 12K views
Needs advice
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We are planning to build Electronic File Transfer in Microsoft Azure. We need help to identify what we should do to replace Amazon VPC with Azure.

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Simon Bettison
Managing Director at Limited · | 7 upvotes · 646K views
Shared insights

In 2012 we made the very difficult decision to entirely re-engineer our existing monolithic LAMP application from the ground up in order to address some growing concerns about it's long term viability as a platform.

Full application re-write is almost always never the answer, because of the risks involved. However the situation warranted drastic action as it was clear that the existing product was going to face severe scaling issues. We felt it better address these sooner rather than later and also take the opportunity to improve the international architecture and also to refactor the database in. order that it better matched the changes in core functionality.

PostgreSQL was chosen for its reputation as being solid ACID compliant database backend, it was available as an offering AWS RDS service which reduced the management overhead of us having to configure it ourselves. In order to reduce read load on the primary database we implemented an Elasticsearch layer for fast and scalable search operations. Synchronisation of these indexes was to be achieved through the use of Sidekiq's Redis based background workers on Amazon ElastiCache. Again the AWS solution here looked to be an easy way to keep our involvement in managing this part of the platform at a minimum. Allowing us to focus on our core business.

Rails ls was chosen for its ability to quickly get core functionality up and running, its MVC architecture and also its focus on Test Driven Development using RSpec and Selenium with Travis CI providing continual integration. We also liked Ruby for its terse, clean and elegant syntax. Though YMMV on that one!

Unicorn was chosen for its continual deployment and reputation as a reliable application server, nginx for its reputation as a fast and stable reverse-proxy. We also took advantage of the Amazon CloudFront CDN here to further improve performance by caching static assets globally.

We tried to strike a balance between having control over management and configuration of our core application with the convenience of being able to leverage AWS hosted services for ancillary functions (Amazon SES , Amazon SQS Amazon Route 53 all hosted securely inside Amazon VPC of course!).

Whilst there is some compromise here with potential vendor lock in, the tasks being performed by these ancillary services are no particularly specialised which should mitigate this risk. Furthermore we have already containerised the stack in our development using Docker environment, and looking to how best to bring this into production - potentially using Amazon EC2 Container Service

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Amazon VPC's Features

  • Create an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud on AWS's scalable infrastructure, and specify its private IP address range from any range you choose.
  • Divide your VPC’s private IP address range into one or more public or private subnets to facilitate running applications and services in your VPC.
  • Control inbound and outbound access to and from individual subnets using network access control lists.
  • Store data in Amazon S3 and set permissions such that the data can only be accessed from within your Amazon VPC.
  • Assign multiple IP addresses and attach multiple elastic network interfaces to instances in your VPC.
  • Attach one or more Amazon Elastic IP addresses to any instance in your VPC so it can be reached directly from the Internet.
  • Bridge your VPC and your onsite IT infrastructure with an encrypted VPN connection, extending your existing security and management policies to your VPC instances as if they were running within your infrastructure.

Amazon VPC Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Amazon VPC?
OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
It provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it's for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers. Our VPN Server software solution can be deployed on-premises using standard servers or virtual appliances, or on the cloud.
It connect all your devices using WireGuard, without the hassle. Create a secure network between your servers, computers, and cloud instances. Even when separated by firewalls or subnets, Tailscale just works. It makes it as easy as installing an app and signing in.
Google Cloud VPC
It provides networking functionality to Compute Engine virtual machine (VM) instances, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) containers, and the App Engine flexible environment. VPC provides networking for your cloud-based services that is global, scalable, and flexible.
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Launch a virtual private server with just a few clicks. Fast SSDs for optimal performance. High availability for your business. Cloud solution that grows with you.
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