Amazon VPC vs Reindex: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon VPC as "Provision a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud and 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 easily customize the network configuration for your Amazon VPC. On the other hand, Reindex is detailed as "GraphQL backend as a service for React and React Native apps". Reindex makes it easy to set up a GraphQL backend that stores the data for your application, handles security with user authentication and permissions, and is easy to extend with webhooks. You can focus on building an awesome app for your users.
Amazon VPC and Reindex are primarily classified as "Virtual Private Cloud" and "Platform as a Service" tools respectively.
What is Amazon VPC?
What is Reindex?
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VPC launched in mid 2009 as a companion product to the existing EC2 offering, though it quickly became considered to be EC2 2.0, as it remedied many of the commonly accepted EC2 downfalls. At face value, the migration didn’t seem conceptually difficult, as VPC was just another software abstraction on top of the same hardware, yet it was much more complex, with a few main issues:
- You cannot migrate a running instance.
- AWS offers no migration plan.
- EC2 and VPC do not share security groups.
This last point lingered in our heads as we tried to come up with a solution. What would it take to make EC2 and VPC talk to each other as if the security groups could negotiate? It seemed insurmountable: we had thousands of running instances in EC2 and we could not take any downtime. We were looking for a solution that would allow us to migrate at our own pace, moving partial and full tiers as needed, with secure communication between both sides.
So, we created Neti, a dynamic iptables-based firewall manipulation daemon, written in Python, and backed by Zookeeper.
Our architecture is running in Amazon VPC. That's actually what we started with and we're still very happy with. We’re pretty much tied into the entire platform.
The DB and some servers on a separate sub-net in the VPC. This ensures access to these servers are denied from any other machine than the VPC.
With VCP, you can secure and segment your nodes.
It is easy to manage, flexible, and gives great control over your virtual infrastructure.