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Amazon Web Services Announces Virtual Private Cloud Wizard and Other Updates

March 15th, 2011 03:30 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Thumbnail image for AWS logo 150x150 Amazon Web Services announced several updates to its Virtual Private Cloud service today. The VPC service lets customers create a slice of private, isolated space within the AWS cloud that is only available through a VPN connection. Today, AWS announced several updates to the service, including a wizard for easier VPC creation, improved access controls and the ability to access VPC resources without a VPN connection.

AWS has been seen as a developer-centric, rather than enterprise, cloud solution due to its limited support and lack of management options. New management tools like the ones announced today and CloudFormation, along with the platform-as-a-service offering Elastic Beanstalk, may help turn this situation around.

AWS VPC Wizard screenshot

According to the Amazon Web Serivces blog, the new features include:

  • A new VPC Wizard to streamline the setup process for a new VPC.
  • Full control of network topology including subnets and routing.
  • Access controls at the subnet and instance level, including rules for outbound traffic.
  • Internet access via an Internet Gateway.
  • Elastic IP Addresses for EC2 instances within a VPC.
  • Support for Network Address Translation (NAT).
  • Option to create a VPC that does not have a VPN connection.

The blog goes into more detail about the features.

Source: Amazon Web Services Announces Virtual Private Cloud Wizard and Other Updates

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