2 февраля 2012 г. 16:40
I'm looking for an hardware solution to connect via VPN to Azure workers for a large number of unmanned sites (200+).
These sites don't have a PC, so I need a VPN client hardware that supports Azure Connect VPN. This piece of hardware needs to be industrial grade.
Is there any product to do that?
3 февраля 2012 г. 8:18Модератор
As far as i know, Azure Connect Client can only installed in Windows Operation System, so i guess you need a hardware with Windows OS, such as laptop. Another thing i remember that perhaps Windows 8 Developer Preview can works with Windows Azure, maybe you can use a tablet with Windows 8 operation system to support Azure Connect VPN when it release.
Hope it can help you.
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4 февраля 2012 г. 4:04Модератор
what's the requirement for your connection to Azure? do you need the full network stack? what kind of device do you have in mind?
Jason Chen, Windows Azure PM
6 февраля 2012 г. 17:48
The site device is automation hardware, providing FTP service and Modbus/TCP server. The worker roles in Azure should access these data on a schedule.
Since the supported protocols by automation platform arent secured, we need to use a VPN to connect to the cloud.
My 3G router has a VPN Client built-in, but Azure Connect seems to use a complex VPN settings that are probably not met by a standard router. That's why I'm looking for tested VPN clients.