Scaling SaaS in the Cloud

The Problem: Connecting enterprises to dedicated SaaS clouds.

Setting up dedicated private IP addressing on the per VPC basis poses many design and access constraints. Planning, maintaining, and providing access to hundreds or thousands of customer VPCs could become an impossible task for CloudOps and Network Planning teams.

SaaS applications are widely deployed in the public cloud and serve thousands of users via multi-tenant application frameworks. Saas vendors are now leveraging many of the public cloud network, compute, and storage services for global reach and rapid scaling.

While public cloud based multi-tenant SaaS architecture has many benefits for the SaaS vendor in terms of deployment and maintenance, their enterprise customers require dedicated single tenant stacks for data privacy and loss prevention without compromising access and security.

Public cloud provides offers a key networking service called VPC (Virtual Public Cloud) for creating private logically isolated network environments for segmenting the cloud and launching resources and applications with complete control over the IP addressing and dedicated access.

Using VPCs to isolate customer dedicated single tenant applications stacks is now becoming the new deployment architectural paradigm. While customer dedicated VPCs based SaaS offers solve for many of the requirements posed by enterprises for data isolation, leakage, security and access, it also creates numerous challenges for CloudOps and Productions engineering teams to setup, scale and maintain the customer dedicated VPCs.

The Aviatrix Solution

Aviatrix has a feature called Environmental Stamping, which takes advantage of the unique nature of Virtual Private Clouds and offers a deployment architecture that is secure, identical, and infinitely repeatable. It helps automate on-boarding of networks and customers by avoiding repeat tasks by cloud operations and production engineers.

Environmental Stamping provides a deployment solution that lets you create identical environments with identical or overlapping VPC CIDRs, instances and security policies. Yet it allows you to access instances in VPCs seamlessly and securely.

With the Aviatrix solution, each managed VPC shares identical CIDRs, instance private IP addresses, and security groups. This is typical in orchestrated application environments with multiple copies of the same application that is deployed within a unique container. An encrypted tunnel is built between a focal management VPC and each managed (or customer) VPC.

Take a closer look at Aviatrix hybrid cloud solutions.

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EMA Vendor to Watch: Aviatrix

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