What are Application Private Networks?
An Application Private Network (APN) is a private, encrypted network running in parallel with your standard network - essentially a VPN for your application.
How do APNs work?
APNs provide a secure communication channel between your servers. They also allow you securely access your servers through an encrypted tunnel. This tunnel offers a secure connection between web and database servers or between web and backend servers.
APNs are particularly useful when you need to deploy to your own servers, bare metal or to a cloud provider that doesn't support VPNs, or when you want to deploy a single application to multiple cloud providers or data centers. You can use APNs to SSH into your servers without opening port 22 to your current IP address - enhancing your infrastructure's security.
APNs are automatically enabled on all new applications deployed with Cloud 66. They also allow you to browse your application servers through a VPN from your PC or mobile phone.
- Link to docs: Using Application Private Networks.
- Link to docs: Understanding Application Private Networks.
- Link to post: Introducing Application Private Networks.