CloudNexus: your clouds, your way

By Teri Francis May 15, 2017

Enterprises are increasingly using hybrid- and multi-cloud architectures to access the abundance of applications and infrastructure offered in cloud environments. A comprehensive multi-cloud strategy allows them to manage data workloads, provide disaster recovery and incorporate resiliency, while delivering business continuity. In theory, these strategies offer the kind of flexibility that enterprises in 2017 need from their clouds. However, implementation of a true multi-cloud architecture has proven to be challenging. Instead, these multi-cloud environments are being held back by legacy connectivity – using an inefficient “hub and spoke” design.

The hub-and-spoke multi-cloud model presents a serious, two-fold challenge for the enterprise. For one thing, it reduces performance for workload mobility, forcing data to be transmitted down from one cloud to the enterprise, then back up to the next cloud. This increases latency and complicates the management of multi-cloud workloads. That challenge is further compounded if the connections between the enterprise and its clouds are being handled through unpredictable, unreliable and expensive public internet gateways.

It shouldn’t be this hard.

That’s why, today, we are unveiling our latest in next-generation cloud capability with CloudNexus, the world’s first automated cloud-to-cloud direct connect solution for the enterprise.

Within a matter of minutes, CloudNexus spins up secure, private direct connections between multi- and hybrid-cloud environments, anywhere in the world. Be it public or private cloud – Amazon, Google, Microsoft and beyond – CloudNexus can reach across cloud providers, granting enterprises an unprecedented level of flexibility in their cloud connections. This allows for a true multi-cloud experience that optimizes the data path, removing the “hub” and “spokes” from the equation for more seamless workload mobility and resiliency.

How it works

CloudNexus changes the game by enabling direct, any-to-any connectivity between clouds. Through CloudNexus, enterprises can shift their workloads across from one cloud to another – from AWS to Google Cloud to Microsoft Azure to private clouds – whenever necessary, across predictable, private direct connections. Directly connecting multiple clouds also builds in a new layer of more resilient deployments that can “failover” in the event that one location or provider is experiencing an outage.

CloudNexus: your clouds, your way

At the same time, CloudNexus maintains full customer isolation and creates a private Community of Interest Network (COIN) within their own private routing domain. And, because CloudNexus is a virtual router working within the Console Network, it moves these workloads from one cloud to the next via the same automated interconnections users have come to rely on from the Console Platform – with all the same standards of security, transparency and reliability.

Welcome to the new era of cloud

With 85 percent of IT professionals saying they already have a multi-cloud strategy in place, now is the time to take it to the next level. It’s time to break down the performance and logistical barriers that have kept enterprises’ clouds separate from one another, without compromising on privacy or reliability – and all delivered in direct connections outside of the public internet.

Say hello to CloudNexus and the new era of true multi-cloud.

Console Connect is at ITW 2017 this week, where we’ll be demonstrating how CloudNexus works and is changing the game for enterprises and the cloud. Can’t make the show? Demos are available for viewing on our website, too.

 

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About Teri Francis

Teri Francis is senior vice president and chief product officer, responsible for the overall product strategy, management, design, and innovative vision of the Console platform. She has over 20 years of diverse experience in networking, cloud, and data center technologies. Read more