AWS re:Invent Day 3: What Partners Wanted to Hear
… the right partner product, and the new AWS Public Safety and Disaster Response Competency, which certifies partners in offering related technologies.
On top of AWS’ announcements, vendors attending re:Invent 2019 continued to release news of their own. Here’s another roundup:
Aviatrix Unveils CloudWAN Platform
Cloud networking software vendor Aviatrix this week launched Aviatrix CloudWAN for Cisco branch routers.
The platform enables optimal path and lowest-latency routing to applications running on AWS.
“At the scale we operate in our cloud environments, we can’t do networking manually,” said John Deatherage, cloud architect at Docker, the enterprise container developer. “It has to be abstracted and automated. Aviatrix is that … layer for us. Their new CloudWAN service and integration with the new AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager will allow us to extend the automation layer to our branch offices.”
The Aviatrix controller has full knowledge of the customer’s AWS environment and configures branch office routers to direct traffic over the best path to applications on AWS. Customers use existing Cisco branch office routers without requiring hardware or software upgrades. This, paired with multiple internet connections, enables a highly available, optimally routed multisite-to-cloud solution, Aviatrix said.
“CloudWAN extends Aviatrix’s … orchestration and control reach beyond the cloud core to enterprise branch offices in a way that enables Cisco branch routers deployed worldwide to connect to AWS with the least latency possible,” said Sherry Wei, founder and CPO at Aviatrix.
David Brown, vice president, Amazon EC2, at AWS, agreed.
“Our customers need to allow branch-office access to AWS workloads in a frictionless way,” he said. “By integrating the Aviatrix CloudWAN service with our new AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager, we can make routers in branch offices more intelligent when communicating with AWS.”
Aviatrix CloudWAN is available by launching the Aviatrix Controller v5.2 AMI from AWS Marketplace. Existing customers just need to update their Aviatrix software to the latest version.
Aruba Integrates SD-WAN with AWS Transit Gateway
Aruba has integrated its SD-WAN platform with the new AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager.
This simplifies deployment and management of networks connecting remote branch locations to Amazon virtual private clouds. Users may administer connectivity among AWS resources and their on-premises locations using either Aruba Central or AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager. Aruba Central automates with APIs that interact with AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager.
“This new capability helps to simplify and streamline network management for customers, so they can focus on driving their businesses forward,” said David Brown, vice president of Amazon EC2 at AWS.
Aruba says its software-defined branch technology brings together cloud-managed SD-WAN, wired and wireless networking and security, all managed through the Aruba Central interface. The idea is to …