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…
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…
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…
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?