A possible client inquired re putting a specific PC into the cloud, as currently accessing this PC via TeamViewer etc is a pain for them. When they were on the same physical LAN, they “have an .exe” to click which allowed them to use the software in question. This PC holds legal data, so security is NB. The idea of this sitting “in the wild” doesn’t sit well with me.
They do not have a firewall in place that I could use as a VPN server & there is no stock of PFS 1100 or 3100’s in my country.
Company who design the software have no cloud solutions & suggested “Just RPD into the PC”… Which will never happen if I have my way, unless over a PFS/OpenVPN server.
Current IT company proposes that the PC in question gets virtualised, connected to a VPN and then accessed this way via staff connecting to the VPN. IF they have a hot VM spare aswell, then I think its a good solution, although it comes with some licensing costs & can take a few days to be up and running.
Q1 - Where to start with finding a secure & fast host to virtualise the system to. Not sure how much space is needed, I assume < 250GB. I’ve never moved a system into the cloud. I’ll virtualize a clone of the system and play with it so long.
Q2 - My thinking (as I can’t install a PFSense box right now) is to use ZeroTier, connect them to it & adjust things as needed be get things working.