Cloud Connect transparency ought to be considered as a critical component of any cloud, hybrid-cloud or multi-cloud deployment. Simplicity of a network overview is particularly important given the unique nature of Cloud Connect. Administrators and network engineers demands on time and resources are continually evolving and skills stretched to the limits.
Cloud Services and Cloud Connectivity industries are dynamic and rapidly changing; administration, cost, and suppliers appearing to develop consistently. Organisations consuming Cloud, IaaS (Infrastructure), PaaS (Platform), NaaS (Network) need to keep a constant eye on availability, uptime, routes, ping, latency and a multitude of other metrics both at the application and the network layers.
How can you be certain your Cloud Connect is both currently optimal and future extensible?
Non-stop benchmarking of key applications and network routes is a good start. However, this adds both management complexity and additional route time to often already over-burdened services platforms and key network links. Often times it will become the all to familiar bunfight between developers blaming the network and the network engineers blaming the developers for suboptimal application response. Realistically, there are so many factors that could impact on an applications performance, it’s a surprise the root cause is ever fully identified. Cloud Connect transparency seems it may never be achieved!
Leaving aside the platform, the application and the development for a moment, let’s look at the network layer. Historically Telcos and network services providers have always been very cagey about their network performance, availability and uptime. Ordinarily they have preferred to blame customer equipment, network routing schema or end-point failure before even considering breaking out the Layer-2 monitoring. In a cloud services environment with multiple geo-located applications and latency critical network connecting them all together this approach is wholly unacceptable.
Multi-Cloud Connect Transparency can’t be achieved. Can it be completely transparent?
Yes, cloud connect transparency of the network layer end-to-end is now a very real possibility. Think about the hours, and sometimes days, that can be saved by quickly and effectively identifying the key network transport issue to, from and between your clouds.
All the way to VPC/VNET: Go beyond traditional connectivity, all the way to VPC/VNET level, allowing you to manage your VPC/VNETs within a cloud and across clouds .
Simplified repeatable cloud networking: Simplified and repeatable cloud networking architecture across any cloud by abstracting the otherwise complex and manual processes of native cloud networking with point and click workflows.
Multi-cloud segmentation: Extend secure network segmentation beyond cloud boundaries, enabling multi-cloud security domains, with a consistent, and centrally managed, global network segmentation policy.
Visibility and operations: Through a single pane of glass, you can view your entire cloud connect transparency network and simplify your cloud network operations. Gain full visibility to identify and resolve problems rapidly.
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Epsilon cloud network platform delivers advanced networking, security and operational visibility and control required by enterprises with the simplicity, automation and agility of cloud. We have combined our expertise in global connectivity with Epsilons cloud network platform to deliver an end-to-end multi-cloud solution.