About Virtual Tunnel Interfaces
The ASA supports a logical interface called Virtual Tunnel Interface (VTI). As an alternative to policy based VPN, a VPN tunnel can be created between peers with Virtual Tunnel Interfaces configured. This supports route based VPN with IPsec profiles attached to the end of each tunnel. This allows dynamic or static routes to be used. Egressing traffic from the VTI is encrypted and sent to the peer, and the associated SA decrypts the ingress traffic to the VTI.
Using VTI does away with the requirement of configuring static crypto map access lists and mapping them to interfaces. You no longer have to track all remote subnets and include them in the crypto map access list. Deployments become easier, and having static VTI which supports route based VPN with dynamic routing protocol also satisfies many requirements of a virtual private cloud.