Amazon Cloud WAN allows enterprises to build, manage and monitor global networks faster and easier, seamlessly connecting the cloud and local
Customers and partners such as Cisco, Deloitte, Swisscom, Verizon, and VMware have begun to use Amazon Cloud WAN
Amazon Cloud Technology announced the launch of Amazon Cloud WAN, a fully managed wide area network (WAN) service, allowing enterprises to build, manage, and monitor global networks more easily and quickly, and seamlessly connect the cloud to the local. With just a few clicks, business users can use Amazon Cloud WAN’s central control panel to connect to various local branches, data centers, and Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPC) using Amazon Cloud Technology’s global network. With Amazon Cloud WAN, enterprises can fully control their global network view, use simple network strategies to achieve unified configuration, and automate network management and security tasks. With Amazon Cloud Technology’s global network, Amazon Cloud WAN provides enterprises with an integrated network and at the same time improves their network health, performance and security. To learn about Amazon Cloud WAN, please visit aws.amazon.com/cloud-wan.
Many companies need to operate in multiple environments including local data centers, branch offices, and Amazon Cloud Technology. In order to connect these environments together, customers need to build and manage their own global network, while using the network, security, and Internet services of multiple third-party providers. For the connection between cloud environments, customers can use Amazon Cloud Technology’s network services (such as Amazon VPC) to easily build logically isolated virtual networks, and use Amazon Transit Gateway to easily interconnect multiple VPCs. For the connection between the cloud and the external environment, customers use Amazon Direct Connect to easily create a dedicated connection between the cloud and its data center, or create a secure Amazon Cloud Technology virtual private network (VPN) connection. However, for the connection between local data centers and branch offices, customers must invest a lot of time and money to build their own physical networks, or build software-defined overlay networks through third-party vendors. These networks adopt different methods in connection, security, performance monitoring and management, which makes these networks intricate and extremely difficult to configure, protect and manage. For this reason, it is difficult for the network team to manage the ever-increasing network technologies and use these technologies to safely build, expand, and operate global networks.
Amazon Cloud WAN, a fully managed wide area network service, can connect local data centers, branch offices, and cloud resources, simplifying global network operations. With Amazon Cloud WAN, enterprises can use a central control panel and network strategy to build, manage, and monitor their global networks across multiple locations and multiple networks, without the need to use different technologies to configure and manage different networks. The network team can use a simple network strategy to specify the Amazon VPC and the local locations that they want to connect to. These local locations are connected through Amazon VPN, Amazon Direct Connect, Amazon Transit Gateway, and third-party software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) products. Amazon Cloud WAN can generate a complete view of the network to monitor network health, security, and performance. Teams can also use network policies to automate daily network management tasks, such as adding new sites or branch locations, isolating sensitive applications or traffic between sensitive locations, and segmenting network groups for easier management of cloud and local environments. Isolation between networks, or enable specialized network or security services. For example, in order to improve security, customers can create a policy to ensure that any network traffic from their branch must pass through the network firewall to enter the cloud. Amazon Cloud WAN integrates with mainstream SD-WAN and network equipment providers such as Aruba (a company of Hewlett-Packard Company), Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, and VMware, allowing customers to use and manage the products and services of these vendors. Enterprises can now use Amazon Cloud WAN to simplify their network construction, management, and monitoring through a central control plane.
David Brown, vice president of Amazon EC2 at Amazon Cloud Technology, said, “Customers are stuck with the challenge of managing the complexity of multiple networks because different networks have different connectivity, security, and monitoring requirements, and require the use of multiple third-party products. And services. Amazon Cloud WAN can help customers simplify WAN management. Using a central control panel, customers can manage multiple networks in a unified manner, implement performance and security network policies, easily add locations, and automate advanced network settings. Amazon Cloud WAN reduces Customers manage the complexity of multiple third-party tools, making it easier for customers to maintain a secure network connection and achieve high performance.”
To start using Amazon Cloud WAN, customers first need to connect their local environment to Amazon Cloud Technology through a telecom operator. These connections extend the customer’s existing wide area network to the cloud, and connect the customer’s data center or colocation facility with Amazon Cloud Technology’s network. Then, the customer selects the Amazon Cloud Technology region closest to their local location and begins to deploy a highly available global network. Customers only need a few clicks on the Amazon Cloud WAN console, or use the Amazon Cloud WAN application programming interface (API) to easily add or delete remote locations, data centers, or Amazon VPCs in their global network. Amazon Cloud WAN is now available in the US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia (Tokyo) , Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), South America (Sao Paulo) regions are previewed, and other Amazon cloud technology regions will be launched later.
Cisco is a global leader in the IT and networking industries. JL Valente, vice president of product management, enterprise routing and SD-WAN at Cisco said, “In order to provide employees with greater flexibility, companies must rethink how to provide simple and secure connections to cloud applications, no matter where the user is. In order to meet customer needs and provide them with true end-to-end connectivity and security, Cisco integrates Cisco SD-WAN with Amazon Cloud WAN services to help customers automate the connection of users, different sites and cloud workloads, and reduce deployment Time and improve application performance.”
Deloitte is one of the world’s largest professional services companies and a leader in digital transformation strategies. By building a network of more than 345,000 professionals, industry experts and partners, Deloitte helps clients turn complex business problems into growth opportunities. Richard Johnson, Managing Director of Deloitte Consulting, said: “To help customers cope with network challenges, Deloitte is committed to simplifying the network configuration, operation and support of large-scale cloud network environments. Amazon Cloud WAN solves the challenge of network complexity and provides visibility , And is expected to bring higher operational efficiency.”
Swisscom is the leading telecommunications operator in Switzerland and one of the most important IT companies in Switzerland, serving small and medium-sized enterprises and large international companies operating in Switzerland. Christoph Aeschlimann, Chief Information Officer of Swisscom, said: “We are constantly seeking innovations that exceed customer needs and are committed to delivering future-oriented networks to customers. Amazon Cloud WAN, a powerful tool, will help customers make their business agile and scalable. Sex and competitiveness to a new level.”
Verizon is one of the world’s leading technology and communication service providers. Srini Kalapala, Vice President of Verizon Technology Development and Planning, said, “Verizon has been a global innovator in this field since the advent of SD-WAN technology. We look forward to working with Amazon Cloud Technology on this service to provide enterprises with a new set of Tools to manage its global network in a unified way.”
VMware is a leading innovator of enterprise software and cloud service applications, providing enterprise-level control for digital innovation. Sanjay Uppal, Senior Vice President and General Manager of VMware Service Providers and Edge Business Unit, said, “Amazon Cloud Technology and VMware are committed to helping mutual customers move to distributed operations, extend the environment to the edge, and optimize the security of their critical business applications. And performance. Enterprises are not satisfied with only connecting to Amazon Cloud Technology. They need controllable secure access and reliable connections to access applications and data on the cloud. VMware Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is similar to Amazon Cloud WAN. The combination can provide a more optimized and safer network experience for the distributed environment of the enterprise. VMware SASE can better ensure the reliability of the last mile, maintain end-to-end network segmentation, and help enterprises achieve controllability and compliance sex.”
About Amazon Cloud Technology
For more than 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been well-known in the industry for its technological innovation, rich services, and wide range of applications. Amazon Cloud Technology has been continuously expanding its service portfolio to support almost any workload on the cloud, and currently provides more than 200 full-featured services, covering computing, storage, database, networking, data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and mobile , Security, hybrid cloud, virtual reality and augmented reality, media, and application development, deployment and management; the infrastructure covers 81 available zones in 25 geographic regions, and plans have been announced in Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates have newly built 9 regions and 27 available zones. Millions of customers around the world, including fast-growing startups, large enterprises, and leading government agencies, trust Amazon Cloud Technology to support their infrastructure, improve agility, and reduce costs through Amazon Cloud Technology’s services.