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AWS: Security Best Practices on AWS by Albert Anthony

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Chapter 1. AWS Virtual Private Cloud

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud or VPC, as it is popularly known, is a logically separated, isolated, and secure virtual network on the cloud, where you provision your infrastructure, such as Amazon RDS instances and Amazon EC2 instances. It is a core component of networking services on AWS cloud.

A VPC is dedicated to your AWS account. You can have one or more VPCs in your AWS account to logically isolate your resources from each other. By default, any resource provisioned in a VPC is not accessible by the internet unless you allow it through AWS-provided firewalls. A VPC spans an AWS region.

VPC is essentially your secure private cloud within AWS public cloud. It is specifically designed for users who require ...

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