Switching from Usage-based VPNs like AWS Client VPN to Runetale

When using cloud services, it is essential to establish a VPN to securely access resources. If you are using AWS, you may consider adopting AWS Client VPN, which is provided by the company.

However, AWS Client VPN has many disadvantages in terms of setup complexity and cost.

AWS Client VPN drawbacks

AWS Client VPN is built on top of OpenVPN, which requires managing both client and server certificates and complex network configs such as NAT traversal.

Additionally, AWS Client VPN uses a pay-as-you-go pricing model, which can result in high costs.

  • AWS Client VPN endpoint (charged continuously for 24 hours)
  • AWS Client VPN connections (charged hourly while connected).

Especially with endpoint-related cost, they are required to operate 24/7 regardless of whether they are being used or not. As a result, it can be difficult to estimate monthly costs in advance, and depending on the size of the infrastructure, multiple endpoints may be necessary. (At least two endpoints are required.)

Benefits of Runetale

Runetale creates a secure mesh network based on WireGuard. Unlike AWS Client VPN, it does not require individual user certificate, and environment setup can be achieved through SSO login only. (e.g. Login with Google)

In addition, Runetale pricing is a monthly basis, not based on usage, and has no minimum contract period or restrictions, allowing for trial use at any time.

Replacing AWS Client VPN, Runetale delivers high performance (without slowing down), high security, and a low-cost environment.