Split Tunneling Using OpenVPN

While working with a client, we needed to be connected with VPN all the time, it is when we noticed there was always a delay in response when browsing the internet on my system because all the traffic was going through a VPN tunnel to the VPN server located in the far region and this was the case for every employee working for that client. So, what is the solution for this if you are a cost-conscious company? You want minimal use of resources and improve overall network performance. You do split-tunneling, which we will be discussing in this blog, and how you can achieve it.

What is Split tunneling?

Split Tunneling is a powerful feature in OpenVPN that allows clients to decide which traffic should be sent through the VPN tunnel and which traffic should be sent directly to the Internet. This means that the client can choose to route only specific traffic through the VPN, such as traffic destined for a corporate network, while allowing other traffic to bypass the VPN. This can be useful for increasing the speed and reliability of internet access for certain types of traffic, and for conserving bandwidth on the VPN server.

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Active-Active Infrastructure using Terraform and Jenkins on Microsoft Azure

In this blog, we will create an active-active infrastructure on Microsoft Azure using Terraform and Jenkins.

Prime Reasons to have an active-active set-up of your infrastructure

Disaster Recovery:

Disaster recovery (DR) is an organization’s method of regaining access and functionality to its IT infrastructure after events like a natural disaster, cyber attack, or even business disruptions just like during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ensure business resilience
    No matter what happens, a good DR plan can ensure that the business can return to full operations rapidly, without losing data or transactions.
  • Maintain competitiveness
    Loyalty is rare and when a business goes offline, customers turn to competitors to get the goods or services they require. A DR plan prevents this.
  • Avoid data loss
    The longer a business’s systems are down, the greater the risk that data will be lost. A robust DR plan minimizes this risk.
  • Maintain reputation
    A business that has trouble resuming operations after an outage can suffer brand damage. For that reason, a solid DR plan is critical.
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