A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) network allows applications running on instances on the same cloud provider as your YugabyteDB Managed clusters to communicate with those clusters without traversing the public internet; all traffic stays in the cloud provider's network.
Use VPC networks to lower network latencies, make your application and database infrastructure more secure, and reduce network data transfer costs.
In YugabyteDB Managed, a VPC network consists of the following:
- The VPC, where you can deploy clusters. The VPC reserves a block of IP addresses on the cloud provider.
- A peering connection, which links the cluster VPC to an application VPC on the same cloud provider.
VPCs and peering connections are managed on the VPC Network tab of the Network Access page.
To peer a cluster with an application VPC, you need to deploy the cluster in a dedicated VPC. You need to set up the dedicated VPC before deploying your cluster.
VPC peering is not supported in free clusters.