Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
User Guide (API Version 2014-06-15)
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Scenarios for Amazon VPC

This section describes the basic scenarios for using Amazon VPC. We provide the following for each scenario:

  • A diagram showing the basic components

  • Information about the VPC and subnets

  • Information about the routing tables for the subnet

  • Information about the recommended security group rules

  • Step-by-step directions to implement the scenario

The following table describes the basic scenarios.

ScenarioUsage

Scenario 1: VPC with a Public Subnet Only

Run a single-tier, public-facing web application such as a blog or simple web site.

Scenario 2: VPC with Public and Private Subnets

Run a public-facing web application, while still maintaining non-publicly accessible back-end servers in a second subnet.

Scenario 3: VPC with Public and Private Subnets and Hardware VPN Access

Extend your data center into the cloud, and also directly access the Internet from your VPC.

Scenario 4: VPC with a Private Subnet Only and Hardware VPN Access

Extend your data center into the cloud, and leverage Amazon's infrastructure without exposing your network to the Internet.