How many times have you heard service providers saying that they are a perfect fit for the cloud business because they are already providing the network? What do they mean? How does your business benefit? Is network a critical component of your application or is it just a redundant item on the list? Let me answer these queries by explaining the three most important benefits of Virtual Private Clouds.
Before we get down to explaining the benefits of a VPC, let me define what a VPC is in the first place. VPCs are similar to public clouds yet somewhat different – they can be defined as a private cloud infrastructure provided within a public cloud. The resources are owned and operated by the cloud provider. However, unlike public clouds, that are Internet reachable, Virtual Private Clouds are Intranet reachable. So they look and feel like a part of a company’s MPLS-based internal Wide Area Network. Coming down to benefits, the three most essential benefits of a VPC are: