Introducing Private Networking

Today we are making the next step in our cloud journey. We introduce Private Networking. Now you can create private networks between Cloud VPS and VDS at Contabo. 

This new feature allows you to run more advanced workloads in a secure way. With Private Networking you can build clusters with instances handling different tasks and benefit from: 

  • Faster traffic between instances 
  • Better security and isolation as transferred data doesn’t leave the private network 
  • Unlimited and unmetered traffic within private network. 

Each Cloud VPS or VDS can be part of multiple private networks. For example, you can create one private network between your application servers and database server and a second network between those application servers and webservers. 

Private Networking requires additional networking infrastructure to run. That is why, we charge an extra monthly fee of €1.99/$2.59 for every Cloud VPS and €4.99/$6.49 for each Cloud VDS which has Private Networking enabled. The fee is the same regardless of number of private networks this instance participates in. 

Some more information about Private Networking: 

  • Private networks can be created between Cloud VPS and VDS freely. Storage VPS and Bare Metal Servers are not supported. 
  • Private Networking is available for both new and existing instances.
  • You can create a private network between existing Cloud VPS and VDS from the same Region, even if they are not in the same Data Center. If they are in different Data Centers within the same Region, we will cluster them into one Data Center. 
  • Reinstallation is required so that we can add a new network configuration automatically. After the reinstallation all the instances will have cloud-init enabled. The Public IP of your instances may change during the process if your instances were previously in different Data Centers. 

You can learn more about Private Networking on our website!