Secure Cloud Networking for Hyperconverged Multi-Cloud

By Sunil Kishen
Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy, Aviatrix
June 28, 2017

Aviatrix is now a Cisco Preferred Partner and is thrilled to be demonstrating its multi-cloud networking solution in booth #cl12 in the Cloud/Data Center Village at the Cisco Live 2017 conference in Las Vegas.

Liz Centoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Computing Systems Group, presented in her “Hyperconverged Infrastructure Redefined” keynote, a “nuanced DevOps model in a Multi-Cloud Environment” and highlighted Aviatrix secure cloud networking as a key component of the “HyperFlex Enabled Multi-Cloud Ecosystem”.

Cisco Hyperflex enabled Multi-Cloud Ecosystem brings together a suite of tools and capabilities to empower DevOps and Data Center IT Operations with complete control, visibility, flexibility, agility and security to fully operationalize a multi-cloud DevOps environment.

This next generation hyperconverged multi-cloud environment, gives DevOps the ability to quickly build and launch hybrid workloads where the application footprint spans across private and public clouds without compromising enterprise security policies or being delayed by IT networking challenges of connecting the private data center networks to the public cloud.

Multi-Cloud Hyperconvergence is here.

Compute and storage virtualization and the hyper convergence (HCI) of these two technologies has dramatically changed the world of private clouds and brought new levels of agility, flexibility and optimization into the hands of DevOps and Enterprise IT. Benefits of hyperconvergence and Cisco’s Hyperflex HCI platform are highlighted in this recent blog by Rodney Hamill, Cisco Hyperflex: The Time for HCI Compromise is Over and more recent innovations are mentioned in Eugene Kim’s blog, Cisco HyperFlex Gets more Chic and Edge-y.

While the transformation of private cloud to hyperconverged private clouds has begun, it is now hard to imagine an enterprise IT environment that does not include public cloud IaaS. Enterprise cloud is now evolving to a hyperconverged multi-cloud architecture where the boundary between private and public is seamless and a whole new set of hybrid or Multi-Cloud use cases and requirements are becoming the new norm.

In this new hyperconverged multi-cloud environment, DevOps and Enterprise IT need to be able to:

  • Build a highly scalable and agile private IAAS Services
  • Design Multi-Cloud Applications that securely span cloud boundaries
  • Orchestrate Compute, Storage and Cloud Networking resources
  • Intelligently Place or Move Workloads across clouds
  • Dynamically Monitor across a multi-cloud Environment
  • Guarantee compliance to Enterprise InfoSec requirements

Cisco’s new DevOps model in a Multi-Cloud Environment and the “HyperFlex Multi-Cloud Ecosystem” addresses all the above scenarios by combining the power of Cisco Hyperflex for hyperconverged private IaaS with Aviatrix for Secure Cloud Networking, Apprenda for Multi-Cloud Application Design, Cisco Cloud Center for Multi-Cloud deployment, Turbonomic for intelligent workload placement, AppDynamics for real-time monitoring and Dataos for data protection.

What does Aviatrix bring to the table?

Aviatrix enables a whole new paradigm of secure cloud networking allowing enterprises to build DevOps-ready hyperconverged multi-cloud data centers where the public clouds such as AWS and Azure are seamlessly integrated into the Hyperflex hyperconverged data centers. This enables a seamless and edgeless multi-cloud architecture that complies with all enterprise InfoSec policies as well as not need any changes to enterprise IP architecture, edge routers and firewalls.

This new paradigm allows a more intuitive way to consume public IaaS almost as if it is all within the private cloud allowing enterprise IT to bring new levels of agility, flexibility to their DevOps teams to roll out next generation multi-cloud applications and workloads.

Aviatrix Cloud InterConnect (ACX)

Aviatrix Cloud InterConnect (ACX) eliminates the complexity of securely connecting to and across public clouds. ACX is fully integrated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure and makes use of the public cloud providers’ native APIs to configure customer’s public cloud resources including routes, and security groups to allow applications running in on-premises subnets and those in public cloud AWS VPCs/Azure VNETs to securely access each other. ACX’s innovate combination of L2 and L3 technology enables  seamless extension of the private IP address space into the public cloud such that resources in the public cloud are easily accessible, reducing the attack surface, reducing issues with overlapping IP address space.

Aviatrix, a pioneer in hybrid cloud networking is pleased to be part of Cisco’s new multi-cloud DevOps model and the DevOps ecosytem. This ecosystem of tools and technologies have the power to enable a new set of IT use cases and solutions that can leverage the best of private and public cloud IAAS as well as enable DevOps the uncompromised flexibility and agility they require.


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