A virtual private cloud (VPC) is the logical division of a service provider's public
cloud multi-tenant architecture to support private cloud
computing in a public cloud environment.
Just as a virtual private network (VPN)
provides secure data transfer over the public Internet, a VPC provides secure data transfer between
a private enterprise and a public cloud provider, ensuring that each customer's data remains
isolated from every other customer's data both in transit and inside the cloud provider's
network. This can be accomplished through the use of security policies requiring some -- or all --
of the following elements: encryption, tunneling, private IP
addressing or allocating a unique VLAN to each customer.
See also: cloud
Contributor(s): Amit Cohen
This was last updated in June 2013
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