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Private Cloud Vendors
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W
2015-01-18 04:13:05 UTC
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I am trying to identify vendors who can host a private cloud network that
meets these requirements:

* We need to be able to configure a virtual firewall at the front of the
network that we manage.

* The virtual firewall needs to support very large numbers of separate
network segments, so we can totally isolate servers on their own segments.
We don't want to do segmentation in a switch.

* The virtual firewall needs to support two factor authentication for remote
logins

* We don't want to be charged for any traffic that does not pass through our
virtual firewall. We have a concern that in data centers you are the
target of hackers who then end up boosting your 95% data usage to much
higher levels than what you really use.

* We want to run the virtual machines on VMWare, so there would need to be
tools for us to upload and download our virtual machines as VMWare images.

* Ideal would be the ability to make snapshots of the virtual machine and
save the last N states, to allow for recovery options.

* We don't want the best money can buy. We want the cheapest vendor that
provides acceptable throughput and service. We have a small amount of
traffic.

What are some good options?
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W
Eric Weaver
2015-01-19 17:17:57 UTC
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I am trying to identify vendors who can host a private cloud network that
* We need to be able to configure a virtual firewall at the front of the
network that we manage.
* The virtual firewall needs to support very large numbers of separate
network segments, so we can totally isolate servers on their own segments.
We don't want to do segmentation in a switch.
* The virtual firewall needs to support two factor authentication for remote
logins
* We don't want to be charged for any traffic that does not pass through our
virtual firewall. We have a concern that in data centers you are the
target of hackers who then end up boosting your 95% data usage to much
higher levels than what you really use.
* We want to run the virtual machines on VMWare, so there would need to be
tools for us to upload and download our virtual machines as VMWare images.
* Ideal would be the ability to make snapshots of the virtual machine and
save the last N states, to allow for recovery options.
* We don't want the best money can buy. We want the cheapest vendor that
provides acceptable throughput and service. We have a small amount of
traffic.
What are some good options?
Well, it appears possible to import VMWare images into Amazon's Elastic
Compute Cloud (EC2) and I'm pretty sure it meets the other criteria,
though there'd be some setup for the two-factor auth on the virtual
firewall. You can set up IP-Sec VPNs and stuff to a Virtual Private
Cloud with multiple subnets.

There's one data-point.

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