Amazon VPC

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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you provision a logically isolated section of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define.

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Amazon VPC review by <span>Arpit P.</span>
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VPC is the most important feature of AWS

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What do you like best?

VPC has given us significantly more adaptability to make secure administrations facilitated on AWS by taking into consideration inner systems that are accessible just to us. The interface is generally basic and you don't should be a Citrix ensured designer to make your own surroundings. It gives you a chance to have a protected virtual cloud on AWS.

What do you dislike?

Some components like VPC stream logs are not yet upheld by CloudFormation. I'd lean toward that to be least 5 in order to get more subtle elements from the basic VPC assets. This may be the greatest weakness if IPv6 backing is required. I've been a client since they initially dispatched VPC, and it was hard to comprehend and use to start with. Some of the phrasing utilized all through the administrator interface is somewhat dark, and the relationship among various administrations could be made clearer;

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Overall, our needs were catered to. It gives numerous layers of securities and agreeable setups. particularly for system security, while conversing with our client or proposing our clients to move from existing system to cloud, we stick point the VPC security and its straightforwardness highlights. Lots of our stuff does not should be web confronting and VPC is ideal for that.

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Amazon VPC review by <span>Adam .</span>
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VPC - your personal private cloud

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What do you like best?

Virtual Private Cloud allow you to create dedicated, fully separated environments with it's own network. Most important features are: NACL - firewall on Subnet level, EIP - routable IP on demand, ability to chose between NAT instance, NAT gateway and internet gateway, easily accessible route tables and vpc peering which allow you to connect with other VPC (you need to have different IPv4 CIDR block in each of connected VPC ).

What do you dislike?

Lack of tagging for EIP, it would be nice if NACL were stateful not stateless, lack of Layer 2 and build in network debugging tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can't create big, secure environment in AWS without it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Production, staging and DR environment separation.

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Amazon VPC review by <span>Manil C.</span>
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What do you like best?

Amazon VPC stands for Virtual Private Cloud, it's a great product by Amazon that enables us to secure the perimeter for other services. It is the first thing to setup when starting your AWS journey, before even starting EC2 instances. The use of VPC enabled us to isolate our servers (app servers, database servers, queues, etc.) and have control on the networking environment inside each VPC and in between VPCs. This was possible through the use of private subnets that can only be used inside VPCs and make the machines running inside them not accessible to outsiders (i.e. free extra security layer). Another great thing about VPC is that it can be coupled with many other Amazon services without exposing your infrastructure to the Internet, e.g. internal loud-balancers, more network interfaces to bound to EC2 instances. In addition, VPC is a free service so why not take benefit from it.

What do you dislike?

Like most AWS services, there is default limit to how many VPC someone can have. For instance, the limit per region is set to 5. Furthermore, we cannot allocate more than 200 subnet inside a given VPC. In addition, some of Amazon services are only accessible through the Internet (e.g. S3, Kinesis, etc.), which means instances inside a VPC can't access them by default and a bastion host may be needed to route traffic between the two worlds.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VPC is one of Amazon service with no cost (it's free) but even when adding extra services (e.g. hardware VPN) the cost remains raisonnable. It provides an extra level of security without having to do any complicated tasks. It should be setup before starting using any other Amazon service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Amazon VPC among other AWS services we developing an IoT gateway for a client. We realised a huge productivity benefit from using Amazon services that made us focus on the business problem and not on tuning the infrastructure. Also, VPC provides a good security for servers running inside it.

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Amazon VPC review by <span>Craig N.</span>
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What do you like best?

Amazon's VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) service gives you the ability to place all of your AWS services onto a private IP range that makes everything appear and operate just as if it is physically in one place, as they are all on the same subnet that no other machines have access to, unless you provide it through your firewall. This greatly enhances management and security, allowing your devices to freely talk to each other without having to focus heavily on security. The VPC services by AWS also give you a wide range of control and customization, allowing you to operate very quickly with basic services, while giving you the capability of using services that perform exactly like firewalls and routers, even letting you set your own custom routes. This is the main service that convinced me to give up working as a conventional network engineer and focus on being a cloud consultant / engineer. AWS also provides a direct connect service, and other options which allow you to integrate your existing physical network to your VPC, allowing them to seamlessly glow together, which lets you move to a cloud based solution much easier.

What do you dislike?

I don't have any dislikes, and I suppose all I can really say here is that more features would be welcomed, but really, every feature needed to accurately mimic a private local area network are available.I suppose the only real downsides would be cost, which can get expensive if you are a larger customer. Another downside is that you get stuck with AWS services for all of your network services, including Routing, Gateways, firewall, VPN, and etc, requiring new & additional training.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The first thing you should do when setting up your first AWS services, which will most likely be with EC2, is to establish a VPC, which is an option in the VPC set-up. This will make sure that you can add new services to your VPC as you expand, rather than having to reconfigure IP settings.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The VPC service allows a company to easily migrate to a low-cost monthly service from a physical network, which requires large upfront costs when upgrading, expanding, or repairing. VPC's let you extend your existing network to the cloud to begin upgrading your server capabilities, without having to take down and redo your entire infrastructure.

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Amazon VPC review by <span>Christina L.</span>
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Amazon keeps moving on up

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What do you like best?

Amazon VPC is pretty cheap for what it gives you. At our company, we do have to use the private feature because of the nature of our work, but it still does the job. Because our internet is fast, the connection works fairly quickly. Clouds are awesome because we can share data across the board.

What do you dislike?

The limitation can sometimes be grating. We have many users in the company, and when we are all on it at the same time, the speed can slow down. We end up having to pay more money in order to make the connection speed faster. When connection issues happen on the weekends, they tend to not get resolved until Monday.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For a first time user, it might take some time to get used to it. Don't be frustrated. Be patient and use FAQs and contact Amazon Support for help whenever needed. They are pretty good about responding to customer concerns.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We like Amazon VPC to share data. We use it in conjunction with other programs. It goes down a lot less than the other programs, which is very helpful. The connection being fast is awesome, for the most part.

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Amazon VPC review by <span>Alessio R.</span>
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What do you like best?

Amazon VPC allows a complete customization of the network layers underlying AWS services, allowing to configure private OSI Layer 2 VLANs as well as integrating them with your own private VPNs.

What do you dislike?

Some of the terminology used throughout the admin interface is a little obscure, and the relationship among different services could be made clearer; in general, though, most everything is quick to get used to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're developing advanced apps and have specific requirements for development and production environments, VPC is most definitely for you. If all you need is run a few EC2 instances, you can ignore it, but it'd still do good to your security (especially if these are internet-facing). Besides... it's free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

VPC is great for us as it allows to keep production environments separate from staging/development, which is at the same time easier to manage and safer; moreover, we can avoid exposing our internal apps to the internet, and keep them accessible through the integration with our own VPN.

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