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Google Cloud Introduces VPC Flow Logs to Cloud Customers for Network Visibility

Article Written by David Marshall

Enterprise users of Google's cloud platform have a new option for logging and monitoring network traffic for security and performance issues.  Google introduced VPC Flow Logs to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), giving administrators a way to track network flows all the way down to an individual virtual interface, in near-real-time.

According to GCP Product Manager Ines Envid, VPC Flow Logs is like Cisco's NetFlow, "but with more features."  It provides responsive flow-level network telemetry for GCP environments, creating logs in five-second intervals. 

Organizations can use VPC Flow Logs to collect network telemetry at various levels and they can choose to collect telemetry for a particular VPC (virtual private cloud) network or subnet or drill down further to monitor a specific VM Instance or virtual interface.

Juniper Networks Simplifies Cloud Transition for Enterprises with Carrier-Grade Routing and Unified Security for AWS Marketplace

Grazed from Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that the latest versions of its industry leading virtual routing and security platforms, Juniper Networks vMX and vSRX Virtual Firewall, are now available in the AWS Marketplace. Operating similar to their physical counterparts, the vMX and vSRX platforms will enable enterprises to flexibly deploy carrier-grade routing and firewall functions at the click of a button. Customers will have the option to purchase services on-demand via an annual or hourly subscription directly from the AWS Marketplace, or from Juniper Networks through a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model.

The benefits of running workloads in the cloud are well documented, yet the actual migration and implementation of a cloud strategy still pose challenges for enterprises with an established IT infrastructure. According to research conducted in 2016 by IHS Markit, a world leader in supplying critical information, analytics and solutions for major industries and markets, 53 percent of enterprise respondents in North America cite data security as the top barrier to adopting off-premises cloud security technologies, indicating the need for faster, more scalable virtual software solutions for securely routing or migrating workloads between private and public clouds.

Array Networks Makes Subscription-Based Virtual ADCs Available in AWS Marketplace

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Array Networks Inc., a global leader in application delivery networking, announced today the immediate availability of subscription-based virtual application delivery controllers (ADCs) in Amazon Web Services Marketplace (AWS Marketplace), an online software store that streamlines the procurement process for customers looking to find, buy, and immediately start using third-party software and services that run on AWS.

As cloud and virtualization continues to expand its footprint within the business landscape, ensuring performance and availability for these new deployment models has become increasingly important. In addition, enterprises and service providers deploying on the cloud need to make applications securely available to a growing base of end users. Array’s vAPV virtual ADC for AWS provides optimized performance and availability for business-critical applications running on AWS.

Why the Network is Critical to Cloud Success

Grazed from CloudComputing. Author: Corey Eng.

It’s certainly no secret that cloud solutions have become an important and increasingly necessary part of how companies do business today. For enterprises, implementing cloud-based services can help boost productivity, enhance efficiency and reduce costs. Private cloud solutions take the cloud concept one step further. A private cloud configuration looks and acts like the public cloud, giving enterprises the same levels of speed, agility and cost savings — but in a far more secure environment in which dedicated bandwidth and security are guaranteed.

Private cloud configurations are becoming increasingly important to enterprises. In a recent study, Forrester Research found that more than 31 percent of the midsize enterprises have a private cloud in place already. Another 17 percent said they were going to implement one sometime in the next year...