IP Tunneling and Amazon VPC
By user12618912 on Dec 02, 2009
Glenn Brunette has successfully been able to access the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud using OpenSolaris as a customer gateway. He describes the general concept in his blog along with pointers to a tool he's developed to automate the configuration. This OpenSolaris customer gateway uses core technologies such as IP tunneling, IPsec, and BGP to provide redundant secure links to the cloud (see the functional diagram that Glenn provides for a depiction of this).
The IP tunnel configuration using OpenSolaris allowed Glenn and his team (including Dan McDonald and others) to troubleshoot the operation of BGP over these tunnels using the observability provided by the Clearview project (integrated in OpenSolaris build 125), which would not have been possible before.
Thanks for doing this fantastic work Glenn!