Cloud Apps, VPN and security
Posted on 2011-02-14
I'm currently taking a look at cloud computing and cloud databases. In my project I'd like to use VPN (ie. Amazon VPC) to increase the security.
In fact, the setup will be 2 folded:
a) a VPN side which will permit my in-house computers to connect to a cloud and handle Cloud DBs and Cloud Apps.
b) some user in the internet must be able to connect to Cloud Apps to receive some real time data send from my in-house computers through the VPN to the cloud apps which will relay to an application than runs on a customer machine.
The cloud app must have one leg in the VPC and another with public accessible. Image one server with 2 network cards, one mapped to a company VPN, the other one mapped to the office LAN.
1) Is it possible to create cloud VPNs which have a public and a private part?
2) Is it necessary to create a bridge between the public and the VPN part of the cloud?
Thanks for your help :)