What is Virtual Private Cloud?

IBM Cloud™ Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is your own protected space in the IBM Cloud. IBM Cloud VPC provides the advanced security of private cloud, with the agility and ease of public cloud. Define and control your virtual networks in logically isolated segments of the IBM public cloud. Use VPCs to isolate and provision network segments on the IBM Cloud where you can deploy and manage compute, storage and networking cloud resources. Connect VPCs to your on-premises resources to expand available capacity during peak usage times. IBM Cloud VPC offers agile scalability for easy business growth, high availability for better customer satisfaction, security for your workloads, and lower TCO so you can focus on business innovations.

IBM has helped countless clients safely navigate the journey to the cloud and is ideally suited to help you on your own journey to success.



Scale cloud infrastructure resources — including Virtual Servers (VS), Object and Block storage, and networking in logically isolated virtual network segments that adapt to your business needs.


Protect your business with more secure and highly available private virtual networks that give you control over how your cloud resources and workloads are accessed, and who can access them.


Use IBM Cloud multi-zone regions and availability zones with redundant resources and no shared points of failure to keep your enterprise workloads and cloud-native applications available to customers.


Flexible business growth

IBM Cloud VPC lets you control the size of your virtual network and dynamically deploy virtual servers, storage and networking cloud resources as your business requires. Use Cloud VPC to easily scale resources in real time to adapt to changing business conditions. IBM Cloud Virtual Servers feature fast provisioning that requires no operating system setup — just select the VS profile that fits your application and unleash the potential for higher productivity.

Customer satisfaction

IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud adds to the security capabilities of the IBM Cloud and creates more secure environments for application workloads and data through the use of Security Groups and Access Control Lists. Security Groups are stateful firewalls that operate at the instance (VS) level and provide means to organize cloud resources in groups with access rules. By grouping similar applications, you can ensure that only authorized access is allowed. Access Control Lists provide subnet-level stateless firewall protection, control traffic in and out of a subnet, and enable allow and deny rules for the traffic in and out of subnets.

Trusted business

Keep application workloads available with added fault tolerance by building multiple VPC subnets in IBM multi-zone regions. Expand your loyal customer community with the high availability and responsiveness of resilient business applications. In the event of disruptions or scheduled downtime, mission-critical workloads deployed redundantly in availability zones continue to operate and deliver services that customers expect.

How clients use IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud

Host customer-facing applications

Take advantage of the dynamic scalability and speed of VPC to support more customers as demand grows, to improve customer satisfaction and to help you gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Build hybrid clouds

Connect your private cloud or on-premises data centers to the IBM Cloud to use the public cloud in times of peak demand and to access on-premises data as needed, for improved deployment flexibility.

Maintain business continuity

Ensure rapid data recovery and reliable disaster recovery — using the fast networking and IBM Cloud Direct Link capability of IBM Cloud VPC — to keep your business vibrant and available to customers.

Creating protected workspaces in public and private clouds

Inspire-Tech sought to revolutionize the journey of its customers with its secure enterprise file sharing platform EasiShare. Inspire-Tech’s challenge was how to allow internal users to share files with external parties while isolating their intranet from the Internet.

IBM Cloud VPC offered the ideal environment for deploying a three-tier architecture in an intranet of web, application, and database servers, and another set in the DMZ. Using this three-tier implementation, Inspire-Tech delivers its solution with confidence, knowing that only specific files meant for external parties are exposed to the Internet. The flexibility, fine-grained networking rules and access controls provided by IBM Cloud VPC helped Inspire-Tech to deploy secure solutions in public and private clouds that are aligned with the organization’s emphasis on security.

"Using the same network-isolated architecture which aligns with our focus on security, through IBM Cloud we can now easily leverage other technologies, such as IBM Cloud Object Storage."  

- Teck Wei Ting, Inspire-Tech Operations Manager 

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