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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace Connectivity
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 16, 2020

Access AWS Redshift via VPN

Currently WatsonStuidio has to access AWS Redshift via internet (public network). Requirement is to make this communication secured ( by VPN for example)

Needed by Date Dec 31, 2020
  • Admin
    Virginie Grandhaye
    Sep 9, 2020


    It is already possible today. See the comment I got on how to do it :

    Customer can set up Redshift in a VPC, then go to the Watson Studio/CPDaaS UI and select Administer > Cloud Integrations (customer needs to be account owner or manager for this).

    In the page, open 'Firewall configuration' in the upper right. Select CIDR format for IP ranges provided. Then copy each IP range provided there into the inbound rules for the Redshift cluster VPC, allowing inbound traffic from those IP ranges. This will allow Studio/Cloud Pak for Data as a Service APIs and runtimes to make inbound traffic into Redshift without exposing Redshift to the internet to everybody.

    Closing it. Feel free to reopen it if this solution doesn't satisfy your customer.

  • Guest
    May 1, 2020


    Thank you for your comment. I'm not quite familiar with the network in a multi cloud environment though, the thing is currently (1) they have to use a public network between WS and AWS Redshift, and (2) we cannot fix the IP addresss on the WS side. That's whey they have to make thier firewall on the pubic network open to all IP adress, which is against their policy. If either (1) or (2) is reliefed, they no longer have to have this set up with their firewall. I am not sure if 'secure gateway' can relief (1) or (2).

  • Admin
    Virginie Grandhaye
    Apr 17, 2020

    Some connections in WS can have a 'secure gateway' enabled. Amazon Redshift doesn't, but if we add this option, would that satisfy your needs?