Google is reimagining its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) product, the company recently announced. The product used to be known as GCP Virtual Networks. But now Google is making some changes that could impact the way you use the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Basically, VPC offers a privately administered space within GCP. This gives you the flexibility to scale and control how your workloads connect regionally and across the globe. You can connect your on-premises or remote resources to GCP to access your VPCs without having to replicate connectivity or administrative policies for each region.
Here are some more features of the new VPC from Google.
One of the main benefits of Google’s VPC is that a single Google Cloud VPC can span multiple regions. So it doesn’t require redundant, complex VPNs and interconnections to maintain security like other VPCs that communicate across the public Internet.
Since you can use a single VPC for an entire organization, you can build multitenant architectures and then share single private network connectivity between teams and projects, while still maintaining a centralized security model. Shared VPC allows teams to maintain isolated projects, meaning separate billing and quotas, while still having a shared IP space and access to commonly used services.
With Google Cloud VPC, you can also increase the IP space of any subnets without having to deal with workload shutdowns or downtime. So you have the flexibility and capacity to grow with your needs. If you grow beyond the initial IP space you set, you have the ability to expand without negatively impacting your users.
And finally, Google VPC gives you private access to Google services like storage, Big Data, analytics, and machine learning, all without having to give your service a public IP address. So you can configure your application’s frontend to receive public requests while shielding your backend services from public endpoints.
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