AWS 201: Learning About Default VPC

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To set the stage for explaining Amazon Web Services Virtual Private Clouds, I previously walked through AWS Regions and Availability Zones in another blog post. With that as the foundation, we can start taking a look at the concept of a Virtual Private Cloud and how it enables advanced networking capabilities for your AWS resources.

Virtual Private Cloud, aka VPC, is a virtual network that spans an entire AWS Region and where your EC2 instances are hosted. A VPC is primarily concerned with enabling the following capabilities:

  • Isolating your AWS resources from other accounts
  • Routing network traffic to to and from your instances
  • Protecting your instances from network intrusion

To learn about AWS VPC and default VPC, please read the rest of this post on my new Learning AWS blog.

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