What is VPN and VPC? A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) allows you to virtually create a private and isolated network in the cloud. Just as a virtual private network (VPN) provides secure data transfer over the public Internet, a VPC provides secure data transfer between a private enterprise and a public cloud provider.
What is NAT gateway? A NAT gateway is a Network Address Translation (NAT) service. You can use a NAT gateway so that instances in a private subnet can connect to services outside your VPC but external services cannot initiate a connection with those instances.
What is the difference between VPS and VPN? A VPN is only used for one thing – keeping your data safe and secure when browsing the internet. A VPS is a service provided by a hosting company in order to host a website or application. While it can ultimately be used to connect to the internet, it does not inherently keep your information secure.
What is a VPC subnet? Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks are global resources. Each VPC network consists of one or more IP address range called subnets. Subnets are regional resources, and have IP address ranges associated with them. In Google Cloud, the terms subnet and subnetwork are synonymous.