Hybrid IT & Multi-Cloud
Hybrid IT and Multi-Cloud have been gaining in popularity due to the success of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and regional IaaS clouds launched by Managed Service Providers (MSP) and telecommunication companies. By automating the deployment of application workloads across public cloud services and on-premise data centers with lifecycle orchestration solutions such as Ansible by Red Hat or Cliqr by Cisco, enterprises are able to realize significant CAPEX savings while introducing entirely new levels of service agility.
While lifecycle orchestration solutions nowadays support multiple hypervisors and public cloud services, they are first and foremost focused on building and deploying business applications with little regard for the underlying networks. However, before the application workloads can be released to production, they must be configured with required release parameters such as IP addresses and names from the appropriate networks. This is an area that the existing lifecycle orchestrators or traditional IP Address Management (IPAM) solutions are not equipped to handle in hybrid multi-cloud environments.
Another operational issue plaguing the hybrid IT and multi-cloud environments is that there is no single pane of glass providing real-time visibility into the underlying networks. As Software-Defined Networking (SDN) paradigm involves dynamic networks that are activated and deactivated automatically, the lack of unified network management will prolong service activation lead times and translate into a myriad of compliance issues with no proper audit trails in place.
Automated Provisioning & Management Across Public Clouds & Data Centers
FusionLayer Infinity is a Software-Defined IP Address Management (SD-IPAM) solution designed to solve these problems. By plugging FusionLayer into their on-premise IT infrastructure, our enterprise customers can easily integrate public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure with their private enterprise networks. To accommodate simple on-boarding, the FusionLayer solutions comes with patented architecture supporting popular infrastructure solutions from Amazon AWS, Cisco, F5 Networks, Microsoft, Nokia, Red Hat, VMware and more.
TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS BENEFITS
Unified Network ManagementThe FusionLayer solutions allows all networks, traditional, on-premise SDN and public cloud, to be managed neatly in one place. Unified network management also makes it easier to comply with best practices and security policies by introducing a standardized authorization, authentication and audit trails for all changes made to the logical networks.
Speed & VisibilityBy managing all networks and IP parameters within a unified solution, our customers are able to establish real-time visibility into all tenant networks within their hybrid cloud environments and to easily map the links between them. This equates to simplicity and visibility at the speed of business. As workloads become automated, real-time visibility is essential.
Reduced CostsAs customers do not have to acquire separate virtual appliance licenses for public clouds, they are able to save money while speeding up the network activation process. As an added bonus, the FusionLayer solution also improves the automation level and service agility offered by lifecycle orchestration. Together this translates to both CAPEX and OPEX savings.
To leverage FusionLayer for an optimal operational outcome, our product team will be happy to organize a free consultancy session to identify the optimal architecture for your business needs. To schedule a time click the request demo us button below.