Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Overview

Last Updated on 2020-06-30

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Virtual Private Cloud Overview

VPC or Virtual Private Cloud is a Private Network Interface different from the standard private clouds. It offers a shared platform in isolated sections with maximized data privacy and security.

What is a Virtual Private Cloud, or VPC? To state in simple words, a virtual private cloud is a private cloud hosted within a public cloud. The provisions that come with a VPC are isolated in a virtual private environment in the form of sections within the public cloud. Since the virtual private cloud or VPC is also a feature of cloud computing technology, it can be configured to meet specific needs and scale.

You might wonder how the virtual private cloud is different from the usual private cloud? A private cloud and all its features belong solely to the Organization or the user who has purchased it. On the other hand, a virtual private cloud is like a shared platform. Multiple users can utilize a public cloud. Similarly, a virtual private cloud is also used by multiple users. The only difference here is that every user or every Organization that is using the features of the cloud in the public domain has a separate isolated private cloud within the public cloud.

We, at LayerStack, provide the service of virtual private cloud to clients who think it is the best option for their respective businesses. In this article, we want to share some important infos regarding a virtual private cloud and help you set up one.

Initial Setup of Virtual Private Cloud

For your Virtual private cloud to be functional, you need to use our CentOS 8 VPC template. You have to alter the private network settings with your preferred IP manually.

Regional Availability

Virtual Private Cloud has no availability issues. It is available in all regions.

Role Permissions

Owner: He has permission to purchase and set up a virtual private cloud.

Member: Has the permission to set up a Virtual Private Cloud.

Billing Member: Has the permission to set up a Virtual Private Cloud.

Billing Admin: Does not have any permissions related to a Virtual Private Cloud.

Limitations

Communication of cloud servers is enabled only in the same private networking IP group.

We currently do not support Virtual Private Cloud between cloud servers present in various datacenters.

A Quick Start Guide

Step By Step Guide To Set Up A New Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

1.First, log into LayerPanel. Then, click the DEPLOY button. Next, select the CentOS template belonging to CentOS 8 VPC

2.After the deployment of the new instance, you should go to the SERVICES section and select PRIVATE NETWORKING. You can purchase a private networking feature. NOTE: If you have already purchased the PRIVATE NETWORKING feature, ignore this step.

3.Go back to CLOUD SERVICE DETAILS and then select the ENABLE PRIVATE NETWORKING button; choose your preferred private IP group.

4.Log in to your server and start to configure VIRTUAL CLOUD MANUALLY by following the below-given tutorial.

Rebuild Existing Cloud Servers Into Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

1.Firstly, log into LayerPanel. Then go to the SERVICES section and select the Cloud Servers button. Next, click on the CLOUD SERVERS you want to configure as GATEWAY VM.

2.Second, click on the REBUILD button and select the CentOS template belonging to the CentOS 8 VPC. Following the deployment of this new instance, please go to the SERVICES section and select the PRIVATE NETWORKING button. You can purchase a private networking feature. NOTE: If you have purchased PRIVATE NETWORKING already, ignore this step.

3.Now go back to CLOUD SERVER DETAILS. Choose the ENABLE PRIVATE NETWORKING button and select your preferred private IP group.

4.After template installation, log in to your server and begin to configure VIRTUAL PRIVATE CLOUD MANUALLY by following the tutorial in the link below.

Features

A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a private network interface which makes the server practical, maximizing users' data privacy and security with true isolated instances. Due to the public disconnection of VPC, users cannot access the server & simply upload or download data via the public network (E.g. SSH), hence they can be benefited from optimized data protection by placing sensitive data and works in isolated server.

Initial Setup of Virtual Private Cloud

You must need to use our CentOS 8 VPC template and manually modify the private network settings with your preferred IP through the console for the Virtual Private Cloud to be functional.

Regional Availability

Virtual Private Cloud is available in every region.

Role Permissions

Role Permissions
Owner Purchase Virtual Private Cloud Service, Set up Virtual Private Cloud
Member Set up Virtual Private Cloud
Billing Member Set up Virtual Private Cloud
Billing Admin Not Available

Limits

  • Cloud servers can only privately communicate with each other within the same private networking IP group.

  • Do not currently support virtual private cloud (VPC) between Cloud Servers in different datacenters.

Quick Start Guide


Set up new Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  1. Log in to LayerPanel , click Deploy button, and then select the CentOS template of CentOS 8 VPC.

  2. After this new instance is deployed, please go to the Services section and click Private Networking button, you can then purchase private networking feature.

    NOTE: If you have purchased Private Networking before, you may ignore this step.

  3. Access back to Cloud Server Details now, Select the Enable Private Networking button and choose your preferred private IP group.

  4. Log in to your server and start to configure Virtual Private Cloud manually by referring following tutorial.


Rebuild existing Cloud Servers into Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  1. Log in to LayerPanel , go to the Services section and click Cloud Servers button, then click on the Cloud Servers you want to configure as Gateway VM.

  2. Select the rebuild button and choose select the CentOS template of CentOS 8 VPC.

  3. After this new instance is deployed, continue to go to the Services section and click Private Networking button, you can then purchase private networking feature.

    NOTE: If you have purchased Private Networking before, you may ignore this step.

  4. Access back to Cloud Server Details now, Select the Enable Private Networking button and choose your preferred private IP group.

  5. Log in to your server after installing our template and start to configure Virtual Private Cloud manually by referring following tutorial.

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