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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…