Amazon Web Services on Wednesday added peering to its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service.
VPCs gave AWS more of a hook into the enterprise since it enabled resources to be isolated. Companies often want to have full control and a private cloud.
Ahead of its AWS Summit in San Francisco, the company added peering. In a nutshell, peering allows virtual private clouds to communicate and connect in a region. With peering and their private Internet Protocol addresses, VPCs can behave as if they were part of the same network.
AWS customers can add a peering connection between VPCs or another one with another account. Ultimately up to 50 VPCs can be knitted together.
In a blog post, AWS outlined a few use cases. For instance, departments within an organization could each have a VPC and be peered together. In addition, VPCs from industry partners could also be peered together.
Peering is available now under the VPC service.