In this lesson, we look at the benefits of sharing a Virtual Private Cloud, a VPC, from a centralized networking AWS account using AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM). We discuss the capabilities of VPC sharing and the role RAM plays in VPC sharing.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you will have a greater understanding of:

  • The benefits of sharing VPCs
  • The role of RAM in sharing VPCs
  • The capabilities and restrictions of VPC sharing

Intended Audience

Anyone working with AWS Networking will benefit from this lesson, as well as those who are:

  • Studying for the AWS Networking Specialty certification
  • Studying for the AWS Solutions Architect certifications

If you want to increase your AWS knowledge, this lesson is for you.


Before attending this lesson, you should be familiar with Amazon VPCs and how they are configured. Experience with AWS Organizations and how they are used to manage multiple AWS Accounts is also desirable.

About the Author
Mike Brown, opens in a new tab
Cloud Specialist Instructor

Mike has worked in IT since 1997, specializing in networking, storage, and architecture. He's been in cloud computing for the last 8 years, working across several cloud platforms but specializing in AWS. He's been involved in many cloud projects over the years covering migrations, hybrid connectivity, security optimization, networking, and storage architecture.

He gained his first training qualification in 1998 and, about 3 years ago, became an AWS Authorized Champion Instructor. He's delivered AWS cloud courses across Europe for a range of clients, with a focus on Architecture, Security, and Networking. He currently holds certifications for the four biggest cloud vendors, including the AWS Solutions Architect Professional, AWS DevOps Engineer, and AWS Advanced Networking specialty certifications.

He lives in the North of England with his wife Frances and their dog Inca.

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