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What Is VPC Endpoint?

The VPC Endpoint (VPCEP) service provides secure and private channels to connect your VPC to VPC endpoint services (cloud services on the current platform or your private services), providing flexible networking without having to use EIPs.

VPCEP provides two types of resources: VPC endpoint services and VPC endpoints. For details, see Application Scenarios.

VPC Endpoint Services

VPC endpoint services are cloud services or users' private services that are configured in VPCEP. There are two types of VPC endpoint services: gateway and interface.
  • A gateway VPC endpoint service is a cloud service that is configured by operations people and supported by VPCEP.
  • Interface VPC endpoint services include cloud services configured by operations people and private services configured by users.

Cloud services are services on the current platform that are configured as VPC endpoint services. Cloud services are configured by default. You have no permissions to configure cloud services, but you can select the target cloud service by region when buying a VPC endpoint.

Currently, VPCEP supports and for CN East-Shanghai1.

Users' private services refer to VPC endpoint services that are configured from users' service resources by users themselves. The resources include enhanced load balancers and ECSs.

VPC Endpoints

VPC endpoints are channels for connecting VPCs to VPC endpoint services. You can create an application in your VPC and configure it as an endpoint service. An endpoint can be created in another VPC in the same region and then used as a channel to access the endpoint service. There are two types of VPC endpoints: interface and gateway.
  • An interface VPC endpoint is an elastic network interface with a private IP address that serves as an entry point for traffic destined to a VPC endpoint service.
  • A gateway VPC endpoint is a gateway that is a target for a specified route, used for traffic directed to a VPC endpoint service.