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How to Create an Amazon VPC

Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in Musings | 6 comments

How to Create an Amazon VPC

In this blog I will detail how to create a VPC within the Amazon AWS Cloud and then attach it via IPSEC VPN to your corporate network. Phase 1 – Create VPC and VPN to a Single External Site In order to create a VPC that connects to an external (non-Amazon) IPSEC device follow the steps below Log onto the AWS Console and Click on the VPC tab Click the ‘Get started creating a VPC’ button (make sure you have selected the correct region to create the VPC in) You’ll be presented with a...

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IT and The Cloud: Connecting AWS to HQ

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in Musings | 0 comments

IT and The Cloud: Connecting AWS to HQ

The next step in my journey (see previous post) was to prove I could connect the Amazon EC2 server I had built to our Corporate LAN via a secure VPN tunnel.  I spent some time reading up on Amazon’s VPC offering (which is still in Beta) in hopes that I’d be able to simply create an IPSEC tunnel and be done. I had provisioned my EC2 server in the US West region as it provided the least latency but when I went to fire up the Amazon VPN I found out it was only currently being offered...

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IT and The Cloud: AWS Latency

Posted by on Dec 2, 2010 in Musings | 1 comment

One of the primary concerns I have regarding relocating our IT Infrastructure to ‘The Cloud’ is latency.  We (the IT Industry) have spent so much time and money upgrading our LAN infrastructure to where our servers are all at a minimum GigE attached (if not bundles GigE or 10GigE) with 10GigE uplinks and GigE piped to the desktop!  Our users are extremely used to very responsive system and the ability to move data from Point A to B in the LAN at very high speeds. If we move...

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IT and The Cloud: AWS EC2

Posted by on Nov 30, 2010 in Musings | 1 comment

It’s Day #2 on my excellent cloud adventure and I decided to dive right on in and see if I could provision a Windows 2008 R2 Server running SQL Server.  Armed with my credit card and my Amazon.com account, I signed up and created my AWS profile. I eagerly clicked the Launch Instance in the EC2 Console Dashboard, followed a few prompts and bingo, my AWS console informed me it was launching my Large Standard Windows instance!  A matter of minutes later, I had downloaded the preconfigured...

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IT and The Cloud: Introduction

Posted by on Nov 29, 2010 in Musings | 0 comments

I have begun researching Cloud Computing vendors that host infrastructure as a service solutions (IaaS) to examine the validity of migrating traditional IT Infrastructure services (and applications) into the Cloud. There are a number of large players in this space, from the veteran that is Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the Rack Space Cloud and to new players like Microsoft’s Azure platform and they are all vying for marketing dominance in the space I believe is the future of computing. My...

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