The AWS Virtual Private Cloud lets you isolate a portion of the AWS Cloud for your own private use. Inside the VPC you can define your own IP address range, subnets, route tables, and many other configurations.
One challenging aspect with the VPC is that when EC2 instances inside a private VPC need to connect to the Internet, they must use a NAT (Network Address Translation Gateway) to map private IP addresses to public ones and vice versa.
To simplify this challenging process, AWS has launched the Managed NAT Gateway. Each Amazon-managed gateway can handle up to 10Gbps of TCP, UDP, and ICMP traffic with bursts, and you can assign an Elastic IP address to control the public IP addresses once you create a gateway. You don’t need to scale, size, or manage the gateway itself.
This feature is now available under the VPC Console. If you want to learn more about how having an AWS VPC can benefit your enterprise, please contact our AWS-certified cloud consultants here at PolarSeven.
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