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Making Cloud Bursting Work for Your Hybrid Cloud Environment

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By Sunil Kishen
Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy, Aviatrix
March 13, 2018

Unless you operate in a 100% public cloud environment, you face the continual question of whether to place particular workloads in an on-premises private cloud or in a public cloud infrastructure. Cloud bursting—that is, enabling an application deployed in a private cloud to “burst” temporarily into a public cloud—in many ways represents the best of both worlds. But unfortunately, it’s not quite as easy as it sounds. Aviatrix provides an innovative technology solution that makes cloud bursting accessible to more organizations with hybrid cloud environments. Before describing it, though, let’s examine why it’s needed. Why You Might Want To Do…




Rethinking Cloud Migrations, Starting With First Principles

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By Steven Mih
CEO, Aviatrix
January 30, 2018

I think it’s important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy. We are doing this because it’s like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. [With first principles] you boil things down to the most fundamental truths… and then reason up from there. —Elon Musk Anyone who’s ever been involved in migrating workloads to a public cloud knows that it’s a difficult, frustrating process. It’s also time-consuming. I’ve heard of large enterprise cloud migrations taking three or more years…




Is Network the Problem?

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By Sherry Wei
Founder and CTO, Aviatrix
January 16, 2018

If you are part of a CloudOps team or a cloud network engineer, you probably receive daily tickets from developers that look something like this: My instance suddenly cannot “ssh” into this server. Is something wrong with the network? Please help resolve. I get my instance up and running, but it cannot access the Internet. Is something wrong with the network? Please help resolve. No one can access my application. Is something wrong with the network? Please help resolve. …. You get the idea. For any connectivity problem, the network is always the first to be blamed. To resolve the…




How Does Aviatrix Global Transit Solution Differ from the CSR Solution?

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By Sherry Wei
Founder and CTO, Aviatrix
January 14, 2018

The Aviatrix AWS Global Transit Solution has been published on the AWS Answer page as a partner solution. Since then we are often asked by customers why they should consider the Aviatrix solution, and for that matter, why they should consider Aviatrix over all other virtual appliance-based solutions. This article tries to answer some of the questions. 1. Who should use the Aviatrix solution? If you are not a CCIE with domain expertise in VRF, BGP and IPSEC, you should not consider the CSR-based solution. While the CloudFormation and Lambda scripts make it easy to set up, you wouldn’t know…




Multicloud Adoption: Is Your Cloud Connectivity an Enabler or an Obstacle?

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By Sunil Kishen
Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy, Aviatrix
January 10, 2018

In its 2015 research report “The Future of the Data Center in the Cloud Era,” Gartner asserted that “a multicloud strategy will become the common strategy for 70% of enterprises by 2019.” And in its “2018 Planning Guide for Cloud Computing,” Gartner predicts that “multicloud will become the de facto standard.” First, let’s clarify what we mean by ‘multicloud,’ because the term is used in many different ways. Some people use multicloud to mean the use of two or more cloud computing services of any kind, including private clouds. But the industry seems to be settling on defining multicloud as…




Are your Ops tools encrypted?

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By Sherry Wei
Founder and CTO, Aviatrix
December 12, 2017

We recently did a survey on popular DevOps tools and discovered some normal stuff — most of them are client server based; also learned something new — most of them are not encrypted. Tools like Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, etc, where data packets between client and server travel in clear text. Typically in a cloud deployment, there is a shared service VPC or management VPC where DevOps tools are deployed. Application instances are hosted in spoke VPCs. Most of the application images have agents installed, enabling them to be managed by servers residing in the management VPC. DevOps tools, either for build, configuration or test,…




ESG Lab Report Validates the Business Value of Aviatrix for AWS Public Cloud

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By Frank Cabri
Vice President of Marketing, Aviatrix
November 22, 2017

Aviatrix has received some nice kudos in a report from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) industry analysts. The just-released ESG Lab report validates the business value to enterprises of integrating Aviatrix cloud connectivity software with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The small irony is that the ESG Lab Review report is all about SD-WAN integration with AWS—and we’re not even an SD-WAN company! But our comprehensive cloud connectivity solution includes the SD-WAN capability of establishing encrypted connections between an enterprise’s datacenter or sites with AWS. Because Aviatrix is able to deliver this same capability as SD-WAN vendors, AWS requested that we…




AWS Migration Made Safe and Simple

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By Sherry Wei
Founder and CTO, Aviatrix
November 6, 2017

Cloud Migration is Complex with Uncertainty If you take a look at AWS guide to enterprise on how to migrate on-prem VMs to cloud since 2014, you’ll find the workflow is getting more complex each year and the task more daunting. The Current Migration Process Before getting started, you need first to run some inventory tool to scan what VMs and their operating systems are in your organization, then use dependency tool to map dependencies between VMs or Apps on these VMs. The dependency map quickly turns into a spider web as apps need database and need other apps to…




An Architectural Evolution for Networking in the Public Cloud

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By Sherry Wei
Founder and CTO, Aviatrix
October 23, 2017

As cloud technologies evolve, so do the requirements for cloud networking. Now, it’s time for an entirely new architecture for networking in the public cloud. The Shared Service Architecture for DevOps Consider the evolution of Amazon Web Services (AWS). In 2006, AWS started with EC2 Classic where there was not much networking to do: an EC2 instance either has a public IP address or a 10.0.0.0/8 network. Later in 2009, AWS introduced Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Nowadays you cannot launch an EC2 instance without specifying which region, VPC, and subnet the EC2 instance will be deployed on. You can think…




Using Aviatrix to Enable a Global Transit Network on AWS

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By Sreekanth Kannan
Senior Director of Marketing, Aviatrix
October 9, 2017

In the previous blog, my teammate Jorge outlined the How-to of Transit VPC on AWS. Many of our prospects, partners and customers asked us – Why do you need Transit VPC in AWS and how does it connect with the global transit network in play? Before we get into the details, does your company use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud infrastructure and also need to connect multiple cloud networks across the globe? Or maybe you want to implement a hybrid network architecture, or you have rigorous worldwide security or compliance programs in place? If you answered, ‘yes’ to any…