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  • 1.  Open SSL

    Posted Fri January 08, 2021 01:10 PM

    Hi there,

    Company has already an IBM CLoud account and some workloads on the cloud for almost 200 users/employees,
    To access workloads each user establish an SSL VPN tunnel to a Fortinet gateway to company premises and then through a direct connection to IBMCloud on an VRA,

    For saving costs and due to pandemic, company would like to remove this Fortigateway and so each user connects directly to the VRA as a telecommuter., through an OpenSSL connection

    Could this be done for all 200 users? Which is the best suggestion for such an environment?

    Many thanks,


  • 2.  RE: Open SSL

    Posted Mon January 25, 2021 09:45 PM

    Hello IÑAKI,

    Thank you for using IBM Cloud!

    Per Stack Overflow article, there are no limits to SSL connections:

    And there are great answers there so you would want to evaluate those factors as well.

    On a side note, this company in question could possibly benefit from VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)...  We have VMware Horizon if you want to explore other avenue.

    Any challenges you maybe facing, or if you have questions, you can always reach out to our friendly teams via Live Chat or by opening a Support ticket :-)  They can provide the appropriate answers that's best fit for your existing environment.

    [Get IBM Cloud support]

    Open a case via  > Click "Create a case" > Opens form where user can enter case details.


    Click on "Live chat with support" > Pops up a virtual agent.  The "Virtual Agent" gives you the user the option of choosing the team by selecting an option for the question/issue you have.  It then routes to the appropriate team.

    Eri Hattori

  • 3.  RE: Open SSL

    Posted Tue January 26, 2021 03:05 PM
    Many thanks for yor reply Eri.


    Iñaki Rotaeche
    Network Architect
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