We have recently heard from many customers that the Transit VPC architecture is hard to manage and troubleshoot. On one hand, there is the management of the third-party software at the hub and Amazon’s VGW from every spoke. On the other hand, there is the troubleshooting of multiple software, vendors, routing tables and lack of visibility overall. And on top of that, as cloud adoption increases, customer are now dealing with tens or hundreds of tunnels between all their VPCs, manual and complex solutions are not the right approach. This blog only discusses the hub and spoke architecture, the full mesh architecture…
As enterprises move more of their applications to both public and private clouds, it’s becoming impossible to ignore the friction involved in hybrid cloud management. Until now, hybrid cloud management has meant slow, error-prone manual provisioning; expensive operations and scaling; and highly skilled networking experts for even the simplest change requests.
To ease this friction, Nutanix and Aviatrix announced a joint solution at Nutanix .NEXT 2017 that aims to reboot the hybrid cloud. Nutanix customers can now have the one-click power of Aviatrix Cloud InterConnect (ACX) from inside Nutanix Calm, and can create an integrated hybrid cloud fabric across their private data centers and Amazon AWS in minutes, with a click of a button! Thanks to the one-click power of Aviatrix Cloud InterConnect (ACX) software, Nutanix customers can now enjoy seamless networking across their entire hybrid cloud infrastructure!
Aviatrix is now a Cisco Preferred Partner and is thrilled to be demonstrating its multi-cloud networking solution in its booth #cl12 in the Cloud/Data Center Village at the Cisco Live 2017 conference being held in Las Vegas.
Liz Centoni, Cisco Senior Vice President and General Manager, Computing Systems Group, presented in her “Hyperconverged Infrastructure Redefined” keynote, a “nuanced DevOps model in a Multi-Cloud Envonment” and highlighted Aviatrix secure cloud networking as a key component of the “HyperFlex Multi-Cloud Ecosystem”.
IT organizations have consistently overlooked one risk category that has haunted their cloud projects and agility aspirations: Operational connectivity to your cloud provider. An analyst put it this way: “Cloud providers built a beautiful highway, but left the on-ramps for the drivers to figure out.”
Amid all the excitement around Cloud-powered scalability, Network Engineers are still responsible for operating this organically growing animal that started off as a small pet (project).
Have you noticed that while cloud is all about infrastructure agility, the networking to the cloud is static and not agile at all. This means while it takes minutes to provision compute and storage in a VPC (virtual private cloud), it can take months to network to the same VPC. This is an impedance mismatch and often leads to performance issue, architectural challenges, slowdown in cloud projects and overall poor experience for hybrid cloud networking.
At a recent customer trial at a large beverage vendor, one of the cloud network architects who was kicking the tires of the Aviatix Hybrid Cloud Networking solution was over joyed when he could connect their AWS VPCs to their Google Project with a click of a button!
His reaction — Aa-ha.. and then Wow!
Welcome to next generation multi-cloud networking! Point, Click and Connect!
If your job is to build infrastructure for a gaming company, your priority is to keep the games up and running with great performance — making sure all event logs are properly setup, those logs are forwarded for analytics, and using scripting tools to manage new games as well as new software releases. And as such, networking in the cloud may be the last thing on your mind, indeed, cloud networking should become a substrate that you don’t have to worry about so you may focus your time on the real stuff, the games.
Where would you start? How do you build a cloud network for gaming? What is a good network architecture?
In the datacenter, a VLAN can cross physical switches and form a logical L2 domain. Machines, VMs or hosts on this VLAN can communicate with each other irrespective of its physical location with private IP addresses. All is secure.
The question is: Can you stretch this VLAN to AWS or Azure?
If you’ve ever deployed AWS Direct Connect or are in the process of deploying it, you know that it is a long and arduous process. It can take weeks if not months before you can send even one bit from your enterprise network to your network in AWS. In addition to time, there is also the added overhead of hardware, networking ninjas, and cost that makes AWS Direct Connect beyond reach for most companies. But before we dive into this dilemma, why do people want AWS Direct Connect?
The definition of hybrid cloud typically involves attaching a part of an enterprise network to the cloud or vice versa. AWS Direct Connect is the ultimate hammer to a hybrid cloud problem, but you don’t always need a hammer for all hybrid cloud problems. There are easier and quicker ways to build a hybrid cloud.
Aviatrix’s hybrid cloud solution is 100% software and deploys in minutes. The solution looks like this…