Amazon Virtual Private Cloud - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia

The Amazon Virtual Private Cloud is a cloud service that allows users access to a VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) and a range of Amazon Web Services including networking, content delivery, storage and database management. The service allows you to remotely access these services through the VPC that you have complete control over. The features and network of the AVPC can easily be configured and it features multiple layers of security, network access lists and multiple connection options.. The cloud service can be used to host web applications, extend your physical network into the cloud and make use of virtual storage, and even help with backups and disaster recovery (If your network goes down, you can use the AWS to ensure continuity until your usual services are back online).