The Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) functionality is accessed from the Amazon VPC tab in the AWS Console.
The virtual private cloud is a service that Amazon provides to allow enterprises to create computer resources on demand that are not accessible from the public Internet, but are accessible from their own internal network.
Only EC2, EBS, and CloudWatch are available within the VPC at this time.
A maximum of 20 subnets are supported for each gateway.
A maximum of one gateway can be supported for each AWS account.
VPCs are currently only available for the US EAST and EU WEST regions.
Creating a VPC is straightforward and can be done from the AWS EC2 console; however, your enterprise will need to configure your firewall to allow the VPC to connect using the industry standard IPSec tunnel mode (with IKE-PSK, AES-128, HMAC-SHA-1, and PFS).
Currently, not all AWS functionality is supported within VPC, and in fact at the...