onsdag den 26. august 2009

ArcGIS Sever In The Cloud Gets A Little Closer

Smid SOC'erne op i skyen ... men ikke for langt væk ...

Put the SOCs into the cloud ... but not too far ...


[...] Giving it a quick read, it looks like you'll be able to add an Amazon Cloud based server to your existing network, via a standard VPN connection. [...]

The first thing that came to my mind was spinning up ArcSOC servers to handle additional load if your main box (on your own physical network) gets swamped. Just add a new SOC server (an EC2 instance) to your existing ArcGIS Server. I have no idea if the network latency would be an issue in a distributed environment like this, but I suspect it will be. [...]

Amazon VPC Functionality

Amazon VPC enables you to use your own isolated resources within the AWS cloud, and then connect those resources directly to your own datacenter using industry-standard encrypted IPsec VPN connections. With AmazonVPC, you can:

  • Create a Virtual Private Cloud on AWS’s scalable infrastructure, and specify its private IP address range from any block you choose.
  • Divide your VPC’s private IP address range into one or more subnets in a manner convenient for managing applications and services you run in your VPC.
  • Bridge together your VPC and your IT infrastructure via an encrypted VPN connection.
  • Add AWS resources, such as Amazon EC2 instances, to your VPC.
  • Route traffic between your VPC and the Internet over the VPN connection so that it can be examined by your existing security and networking assets before heading to the public Internet.
  • Extend your existing security and management policies within your IT infrastructure to your VPC as if they were running within your infrastructure.

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