Software Defined Cloud Routing is fundamental to the Virtual Cloud Network

By Steven Mih
CEO, Aviatrix
June 12, 2018

When VMware recently announced its Virtual Cloud Network strategy, it introduced a new and much-needed category to the cloud world—and challenged the networking industry to collectively step up its networking game.

The Virtual Cloud Network is about overcoming the infrastructure obstacles that limit companies from embracing the digital era. The VMware announcement recognizes that networking complexity in the cloud is holding companies back from achieving the business outcomes they desire.

But… the VMware announcement was short on details around public cloud routing—i.e., networking to and within Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform environments—which is the realm where Aviatrix lives.

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When introducing its Virtual Cloud Network, VMware noted the shift from ‘data centers’ to ‘centers of data.’ We take that concept one step further: In a cloud-based world, data and applications are inseparable from the networks they run on.

Digital business transformation therefore depends directly on the network, and the public cloud is where the momentum of enterprise investment and action lies. This means that cloud routing must now be a mandatory, foundational part of any business transformation strategy.

The problem is that it doesn’t work to try to adapt existing networking technologies—whether for connecting resources in data centers, branch offices (i.e., SD-WAN), or intelligent edge devices—to the cloud. No matter how sophisticated or well-designed, virtualized versions of networking hardware retains too much complexity for configuration, management, and troubleshooting by the cloud and DevOps teams who must handle cloud connectivity.

Instead, enterprises need to put software defined cloud routing, of which Aviatrix is the premier example, at the heart of any new virtual cloud network architecture.

How Aviatrix Fits Into the Virtual Cloud Network

Aviatrix has pioneered a new architecture for the software defined routing of public cloud networks, built specifically for the modern cloud era, where applications, users and data are highly distributed. Placed at the heart of the new virtual cloud network framework, Aviatrix makes public clouds, and their VPCs, interoperable with one another and with on-premises data center resources.

Aviatrix reduces the complexity of traditional networking technologies so that companies can create and deploy the applications they need to achieve their business outcomes—without worrying about how to move workloads between cloud resources.

The Aviatrix solution architecture offers dramatic rewards for enterprises. As an example, building a secure connectivition using traditional networking technologies might take days or weeks; with Aviatrix, a non-networking engineer can have a secure tunnel up and running in 15 minutes or less.

We commend VMware’s bold Virtual Cloud Network vision, and we’re looking forward to being a key part of making virtual cloud networks a reality. Leading with software defined cloud routing, Aviatrix also looks forward to helping companies navigate more smoothly to the digital business transformation future they envision.

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