AWS adds peering to Virtual Private Clouds

Summary:Customers can now knit together virtual private clouds within companies or different partners on Amazon Web Services.

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.

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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.

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Topics: Cloud, Amazon


Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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