What is a Virtual Private Cloud?
A virtual private cloud (VPC) is a private cloud located inside a public cloud that enables you to experience the benefits of a virtualized network while using public cloud resources.
A VPC isolates your data from that of other companies — both in transit and in the cloud provider’s network — helping to create a more secure environment. A VPC connects to remote networks via a virtual private network (VPN) connection. A VPC is ideal for companies seeking high levels of security, privacy and control, such as healthcare and financial organizations dealing with regulatory compliance. Businesses also find VPC ideal for running mission-critical applications.
You usually manage a VPC through a managed service provider’s control panel. This window into your VPC enables you to easily see and make changes as needed.