AWS Launches Virtual Private Cloud

Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced new capabilities for customers designed to support the security, network management, dedicated connectivity, and identity management requirements of enterprises when deploying mission-critical applications in the cloud. AWS has extended Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to all AWS Regions, allowing enterprises to launch their Amazon VPC environments in the US East and West Coasts, Europe, Singapore, and Tokyo, and in multiple AWS Availability Zones within each Region.

Amazon VPC enables businesses to provision a private section of AWS, where they can then launch AWS resources in a virtual network that they define and control, including selection of IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways. This gives enterprises a simple and seamless way to leverage AWS while using the same security and management controls already familiar to their business. Enterprises can connect to their Amazon VPC via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or through an Internet connection. Starting today, enterprises can now also connect multiple networks, such as branch offices, to each other as well as to their central corporate Amazon VPC environment.

AWS has also announced AWS Direct Connect, a new service that enables enterprises to bypass the Internet and deliver data to and from AWS via a private network connection. With a private connection, enterprises can increase bandwidth throughput, reduce networking latency and costs, and provide a more consistent network experience when moving data between AWS and their datacentres. AWS’s pay-as-you-go pricing with no minimum commitment means enterprises pay only for the network ports used and the data transferred out from AWS over the connection; data transfer into AWS is free of charge. AWS has also added new functionality for AWS Identity and Access Management (AWS IAM) that enables “identity federation,” or the ability for enterprises to use their existing corporate identities to grant secure and direct access to AWS resources without creating a new AWS identity for those users. This capability enables enterprises to programmatically request security credentials, with configurable expiration and permissions, that grant their corporate identities access to AWS resources controlled by that enterprise.

"As enterprises make the move to the cloud, many have leveraged Amazon VPC for workloads that they’ve wanted to manage using their existing management and security policies. With today’s launch of Amazon VPC worldwide, AWS Direct Connect and the new IAM federated identity capabilities, enterprises have even more flexibility and control over deploying their workloads to the cloud," said Adam Selipsky, Vice President, Amazon Web Services. "These capabilities provide even more privacy, and along with AWS’s existing cloud services allow enterprises to choose the environment that is best suited to each of their workloads."

Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 23:11:33 IST