Not all SD-WAN solutions are created equal. VxCloud Service Provider SD-WAN uses South African hosted Cloud Gateways that are strategically located in conjunction with Edge CPE’s (Client Premises Equipment), to deliver diverse networking connections to major cloud platforms and application providers. The SD-WAN service is focused on direct internet connectivity at South African hosted IP peering points. VxCloud SD-WAN provides Cloud VPN, security and augmented broadband networks that is cost effective, easy to setup and administer. We also integrate into your existing internet and MPLS infrastructures. We do Cloud Networking to perfection.
VxCloud Azure Networking connectivity is provided as part of the South African Cloud hosted networking solution. We designed our Azure Cloud networking solutions to work in conjunction with our SD-WAN solution, thus providing integration into our hosted Cloud Gateways. VxCloud will provide expertise to create Azure networking isolation, internet connectivity, Azure resource connectivity, Azure VNet design, on premises SD-WAN gateway connectivity and traffic filtering and routing. VxCloud is focused on providing Cloud Networking services that is both multi-tenant aware and cost effective.
VxCloud provides resources and expertise to assist clients with AWS Virtual Private and Public Cloud networking designs. VxCloud SD-WAN cloud networking services are integrated into AWS using VPN gateway services. We will assist clients in deciding on the best networking architectures for both cloud and on premises AWS networking connectivity requirements. Our AWS SD-WAN connected solutions are easy to support and use multiple internet peering points to connect clients on-premises infrastructures with public cloud services.
With Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online, users get all the benefits of accessing their email, calendar, company resources, and communication tools without the need of an extensive infrastructure or a big IT department. Once subscribed, an internet connection is all that is required to gain access to the above mentioned services from all over the world. Our cloud networking solutions provide route intelligence and bandwidth optimization to support O365 connectivity for central and remote branch office support. Our O365 Cloud Network design is based on local internet peering in order to achieve faster O365 international connectivity. This enables clients to utilise normal broadband services to achieve the required O365 Quality of Experience.
VxCloud Cloud SD-WAN Features
Small, Medium and Large Enterprise Cloud SD-WAN
Deploy in Minutes and Administer
Using the SD-WAN zero-touch deployment capability, VxCloud Cloud Networking SD-WAN edge can be quickly installed. The VxCloud Edge is shipped to the branch office where a non-technical person simply plugs in a few marked cables. Activation, configuration, and on-going management are all handled from the VxCloud Orchestrator. This is unique in that the support cost and TCO is reduced dramatically.
Cloud SD-WAN Security
VxCloud has created multiple levels of security for the SD-WAN network as presented in our Cloud Security services. VxCloud Cloud VPN provides site to site virtual private networks (VPNs) to secure traffic. No additional data centre equipment is required if IPsec VPN is already available. Interoperable via the one-time configuration of standard VPN-compliant IPsec to existing headquarters, campus or data centre sites.
Bring Your Own Network
VxCloud has enabled the solution to integrate with the clients current internet and/or MPLS network. The ability to use any internet connection has changed the way the Cloud VPN, Edge devices and Gateways are deployed. The VxCloud network has been tested and is operational with all South African LTE, ADSL, FTTH, Metro Fibre and Wireless internet networks. Advanced MPLS integration is also available for networking interoperability.
SD-WAN Dynamic Multi-Path Optimization
Applications are steered to the optimal link based on available throughput, performance metrics, application requirements, application business priority, and link costs. The Cloud SD-WAN technology creates a virtual, high bandwidth pipe from multiple, inexpensive broadband links and private leased lines, providing customers improved WAN economics and quality. Real-Time analytics and forward error corrections are all WAN technologies included and deliver the packet and make sure Quality of Experience is improved.
SD-WAN Cloud Networking
VxCloud SD-WAN Cloud Networking Integration
The illustration below shows current WAN networking architectures. Multiple branch devices are deployed to provide VxCloud integration with Azure and can be access from multiple SD-WAN sites in South Africa. Normal internet traffic such as LTE, ADSL, FTTH, Fibre and Metro Fibre is used to create the high availability Azure VPN gateway access. VxCloud gateways are deployed locally to South Africa and managed by VxCloud.
No more APN networks required. VxCloud allows clients to use any internet link and create Cloud VPN and secure networking tunnels for Cloud application access. We provide “Cloud Networking to Perfection”.
SD-WAN Cloud Networking
VxCloud Edge is available as a compact CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) that is easy to configure and supports flexible service selections and additions. The VxCloud Edge improves upon traditional on-premises services that typically require a dedicated function appliance per service which then leads to a proliferation of boxes in branch offices. The Virtual Edge has been tested with all South African LTE service providers, the design is equipped to support 4 x LTE USB connections, 2 x External WAN connections and 2 x SFP Fibre connections.
Multi-tenant VxCloud Gateways are deployed at top-tier South African peering networks and cloud data centres around the country, offering scalability, redundancy, and on-demand flexibility. The VxCloud Gateways are available to optionally provide the insertion of cloud-delivered services and optimized paths for all cloud-based applications to and from any branch, campus, headquarters or private data centre. VxCloud gateways deliver the ideal architecture for optimized access to cloud data centres and SaaS applications.
The multi tenant VxCloud Orchestrator provides centralized enterprise side installation, configuration and real time monitoring in addition to orchestrating the data flow through the cloud network. The VxCloud Orchestrator enables one-click provisioning of virtual services in the branch, the cloud, or the data centre. Monitoring of the SD-WAN including the link performance is created in a easy to use client GUI.
SD-WAN Cloud Networking
VxCloud SD-WAN Cloud Networking Integration
The illustration below shows current WAN networking architectures. Multiple beanch devices are deployed to provide VxCloud integration with Azure and can be access from multiple SD-WAN sites in South Africa. Normal internet traffic such as LTE, ADSL, FTTH, Fibre and Metro Fibre is used to create the high availability Azure VPN gateway access. VxCloud gateways are deployed locally to South Africa and managed by VxCloud.
No more APN networks required. VxCloud allows clients to use any LTE and create Cloud VPn and secure networking tunnels for Cloud application access. We provide “Cloud Networking to Perfection”.
VxCloud “Cloud Networking to Perfection”
The illustration below shows the service levels provided by the VxCloud SD-WAN solution. Multi Tenant Orchestration for clients and resellers with secure granular access. Virtual Service Cloud VPN, Security, Performance QoS and bandwidth optimizations. Gateways used for cloud networking and Edge devices for MPLS, DSL, LTE and fibre access. The perfect solution for private, public and hybrid cloud access.
Cloud SD-WAN Success
We have performed multiple test scenarios to cater for small medium and large enterprises. The cost of the solution can be applied to as small as 10 user clients up to clients as large as 5000 users. Our focus is to create a cloud solution that is easy to use, OPEX driven and stable.
Azure and AWS
VNets are isolated from one another. Clients can create separate VNets for development, testing, and production that use the same CIDR address blocks. Conversely, Clients can create multiple VNets that use different CIDR address blocks and connect networks together. You can segment a VNet into multiple subnets. Azure provides internal name resolution for VMs and Cloud Service role instances connected to a VNet.
O365 Ready Azure Internet Connectivity
All Azure Virtual Machines (VM) and Cloud Service role instances connected to a VNet have access to the Internet, by default. You can also enable inbound access to specific resources, as needed. VxCloud uses the clients Microsoft licensing benefits and funding to create O365-Azure integration.
VxCloud SD-WAN and Azure Vnet integration is already setup and tested for clients. Azure VPN Gateway services are used to provide secure networking integration. Connectivity is provided as part of the VxCloud SD-WAN interconnected service. We provide access to South African peering points resulting in improved Azure WAN Access and integration.
Azure Networking Devices
VxCloud can also integrate SD-WAN VPN gateways into other gateways such as Fortinet, Cisco and Palo Alto deployed in Azure as virtual services. This will be done according to client requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the focus point of the Cloud SD-WAN?
How would VxCloud go about deploying an SD-WAN solution? Do you have to rip & replace everything approach, or can you integrate with existing networks?
Does the SD-WAN provide load balancing? How about QoS in the form of local policy for priority traffic and bandwidth allocation? And QoS in the form of SLA support and traffic shifting between links?
What How much latency does the SD-WAN controller introduce, and under what circumstances?
When the VxCloud WAN-based SD-WAN tunnel endpoints are inevitably separated from the controller gateway due to a network fault, what happens?
What happens if a VxCloud cloud gateway fails?
How can medium sized organizations benefit from the SD-WAN and Cloud networking?
The SD-WAN solution can use any network to create enterprise based networking services. The perception that MPLS is still the best network is changing and no longer applies to services that are accessed in the cloud.