I need a server on the network which has direct public IP address, not behind NAT.
I’d like to use Amazon EC2 for this due to its flexibility and my familiarity with it.
But as far as I can read so far, all current AWS accounts can fire up Amazon EC2 instances only inside VPC’s (Virtual Private Cloud) with NAT gateways, there is no longer an option to fire up “Classic EC2” where the instance has direct public IP address assigned to it.
I looked at Elastic IP’s and Elastic Network Interfaces, but apparently all they provide is some control over the public IP allocation, it still gets NAT’ed to the instance itself.
Is there any way to achieve what I need or should I look for another hosting solution?