cloud networking

Cumulus Networks Accelerates Web-Scale Adoption for OpenStack Environments

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Cumulus Networks, the leading provider bringing web-scale networking to enterprise cloud, today at OpenStack Summit Sydney, announced the availability of Cumulus in the Cloud for OpenStack environments.

As the standard for both service providers and enterprises looking to build a cloud environment, over ⅓ of Cumulus Networks' customer base is already leveraging OpenStack. OpenStack offers a rich variety of components that can be combined to build a cost-efficient, tailored private or public cloud solution, while increasing operational efficiency. Now with Cumulus in the Cloud for OpenStack, a virtual test environment that provides a low-effort way to learn Cumulus Networks' technologies, operators have access to all the steps needed to develop fully functioning OpenStack environments.

Organizations of all sizes are increasingly dependent upon their applications and are evaluating ways to optimize application performance. Pre-production however, evaluating new IT infrastructure and developing a Proof of Concept (PoC) can be time consuming and expensive, especially for companies bound to restrictive systems from legacy vendors.

Cisco Teams With ConnectWise To Create A 'Managed Service In A Box' Solution For MSPs

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Cisco Systems has teamed with ConnectWise to create a solution that enables MSPs to monitor and manage Cisco's cloud-based networking, security and unified communications solutions under a single pane of glass.

At Cisco Partner Summit 2017 Wednesday, Cisco unveiled ConnectWise Unite with Cisco, a managed services software that combines Cisco Spark, Meraki, Cisco Umbrella and Stealthwatch Cloud under a single interface.
 

Aerohive Extends SD-LAN to Remote Locations with NFV Appliance for Cloud-Managed VPN Services

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Aerohive Networks, a Cloud Networking Leader, today announced an expansion to its SD-LAN capabilities with the ability to extend the corporate user experience to small branch and remote locations using the radically simplified HiveManager NG cloud networking platform and the addition of a network-function-virtualized (NFV) appliance.

Aerohive's virtual private network solution provides connectivity for remote workers and offices by securely extending the corporate network to remote locations with the ease of unified cloud management and plug-and-play configuration. The solution also assures business continuity in the event of an unplanned outage or natural disaster, allowing organizations to provide a consistent mobility experience even in temporary locations.

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN Enables the Retail Revolution with the Store of the Future

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VeloCloud Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced that its SD-WAN technology is helping retailers worldwide address the challenges of digital transformation and deliver seamless, world-class customer experiences both in-store and through omnichannel environments.

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables retail enterprises to securely support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private datacenters and enterprise applications. VeloCloud SD-WAN enables retail enterprises to deploy branch networks that are agile, flexible, scalable and secure, crossing the boundaries between digital and brick and mortar retail environments to deliver a complete, high quality customer experience.

 

Viptela Launches Comprehensive Cloud Transformation Solution for Enterprises

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Viptela, Inc., today announced Viptela Cloud onRamp, which enables organizations to seamlessly connect users and sites to the cloud, including infrastructure services (IaaS) and SaaS applications, while providing a highly optimized user-experience. Cloud onRamp is part of Viptela Fabric, a single platform that supports multiple use-cases including SD-WAN, Cloud Networking, Network-as-a-Service and AppUX.

"Viptela Cloud onRamp has transformed the user experience for our cloud-based services," said Pascal Heger, Global Network Architect for Agilent Technologies. "For example, Microsoft Office 365 response times have improved dramatically, especially at our international sites. We have fewer screen-freezes and a more responsive application experience. Viptela Cloud onRamp also enables a seamless migration to AWS."

Optimized IaaS and SaaS Clouds

 

Aerohive Delivers The Power and Simplicity of Cloud Networking to On-Premises Environments

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Aerohive Networks announced the release of its new HiveManager NG Virtual Appliance, a full-featured, unified network management system with the most economical on-premises deployment model available in the market. Customers can now manage thousands of devices and experience the full power of Aerohive's cloud networking, deployed on their site, at a price that fits their budget. The cost of a typical customer deployment starts at $3,300 for the HiveManager NG Virtual Appliance and the underlying hardware and software platform.

HiveManager NG Virtual Appliance includes the same advanced features for monitoring, security, and access management as Aerohive's public cloud solution. This unified approach to public and private cloud networking strengthens Aerohive's position as the only solution that can seamlessly scale in size and capabilities, and across deployment models to accommodate evolving customer and partner mobility requirements.

The new HiveManager NG Virtual Appliance allows customers to deploy a complete on-premises Wi-Fi management platform for up to 2,000 access points and switches for a total cost of less than $5,000, including HiveManager NG Virtual Appliance, server, and server software. A smaller version for up to 500 devices is also available for a total cost of less than $3,300.

Arista Introduces Containerized Software for Cloud Networking

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Arista Networks today announced Containerized EOS (containerized Extensible Operating System) to support alternate models of procuring, packaging and deploying Arista's EOS across cloud, enterprises and service providers. Utilizing the industry standard container development/operations (DevOps) model, Arista extends the architectural choices beyond its own hardware to support EOS on virtual machines, containers and third-party merchant silicon-based switches.

Containerized EOS

Arista cEOS introduces the containerized packaging of EOS software and its agents for deployment in cloud infrastructure with the same proven EOS software image that runs on all Arista products. These flexible deployment options empower cloud network operators that are customizing their operating environments to provide a uniform workflow for development, testing and deployment of differentiated services. It enables the provisioning of a robust and proven network operating system across production and development platforms with a uniform EOS distribution and single-image consistency.

Zyxel Ships Cloud-Managed Security Gateway to Complete Nebula Cloud Networking Solution

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Zyxel Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, today announced that it has begun shipping the NSG100 Nebula Cloud Managed Security Gateway. The NSG100 supports remote management and provides an extensive suite of security features to provide ironclad network security for small- and medium-sized businesses with distributed networks.

The addition of the NSG100 to the existing Nebula family of high-performance wireless access points and managed Gigabit Ethernet switches, gives users a complete network infrastructure solution that allows users to easily monitor and manage multiple distributed networks through a single, intuitive dashboard. The NSG100 provides deep, extensive protection of the network and its connected assets through a robust security feature set that includes an ICSA-certified firewall, IPsec VPN connectivity, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP), and Application Patrol.

Benefits of the Nebula Cloud Managed Security Gateway

Riverbed Delivers "One-click" Cloud Networking Solution for Secure Connectivity to Microsoft Azure Cloud Networks

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Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today announced that Riverbed SteelConnect, an app-defined SD-WAN solution that simplifies networking for the cloud-centric enterprise, now offers instant and easy provisioning of SD-WAN connectivity into Microsoft Azure cloud networks. SteelConnect is transforming legacy hardware-based approaches to networking with a software-defined and application-centric solution that delivers the agility, visibility, and performance that businesses need to deliver real business impact in a cloud-first world.

As applications continue to move to the cloud, performance and security remain critical concerns for the enterprise. SteelConnect delivers automated, secure connectivity to Azure cloud networks with a single click. As a result, enterprises can be more agile, while maintaining the same level of performance delivered from the cloud across the entire hybrid network.

"Riverbed has a long-standing relationship with Microsoft to provide fast and secure access to users' applications and data, wherever it resides," said Paul O'Farrell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Riverbed's SteelConnect, SteelHead, and SteelFusion business units. "With the seamless integration of Microsoft Azure with Riverbed SteelConnect, we're taking this a step further, ensuring that connectivity to the cloud itself is simple, instant and secure."

CloudVelox Extends Automation Capabilities to Cloud Network Customization to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Migration

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CloudVelox, a pioneer in cloud automation and orchestration software, today announced a new automated cloud network customization capability for its One Hybrid Cloud (OHC) software that is designed for complex data center environments. Cloud network customization enables enterprises to map their existing network environments in a data center to a cloud network design, so that enterprises can accelerate the migration and deployment of workloads without sacrificing workload compatibility or control.

Large data centers and cloud environments have complex network configurations and settings to satisfy regulatory and internal policies. These data centers and environments have various levels of internal as well as external permissions and access. Additionally, for production deployments, enterprise workloads may be configured to operate in specific sub-networks, VLANs and use specific IP address ranges as well as physical IP addresses. To ensure these workloads can run in the cloud seamlessly would require a significant amount of effort, mapping the existing network design into a virtual network environment within the cloud. OHC cloud network customization automates the task of mapping an existing network environment into the cloud network, so that customers can accelerate deployments and maintain control to address regulatory, security and compliance mandates.