I am happy to announce that the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is now available to all current and future Amazon EC2 customers. VPC users are charged only for VPN connection hours and for data transfer, making this a very cost-efficient way to create a secure and seamless bridge between a company's existing IT infrastructure and the AWS cloud.
During the limited beta test, VPC users have seen that they can easily add a scalable, on-demand component to their infrastructure repertoire. They've used it to support a number of scenarios including development and testing, batch processing, and disaster recovery. We're excited to be able to open up the VPC to the entire EC2 user base and look forward to hearing about even more usage scenarios.
We will enable all EC2 accounts for VPC today (this will take a couple of hours).