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How to: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel

How to: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel 

To achieve the desired results we create a POC (proof of concept environment) that is composed of the following pieces.

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In this post I will show how created that site to site IPsec tunnel to connect to a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS) to a Virtual Network in Azure. Using this setup you can have workloads in one or both clouds with full VM to VM connectivity over a secure IPsec tunnel. This easily can provide connectivity for high availability operations, backup or (like in our case) migration between clouds.

In our case we selected a Windows 2012 R2 server as the end point of the tunnel on the AWS side mostly because it is a supported platform as a Azure VPN device for route-based VPN that did not add costs to our POC unlike other supported virtual appliances from the AWS marketplace that are supported as validated VPN devices on Azure.

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