Enterprise Requirement Prosimo DIY Legacy Why it matters
App to App (L7) connectivity across multi-cloud environments Hundred Twenty Zero Connecting distributed apps and services at Layer 7 provides enterprises with the ability to optimize performance, have per app segmentation and deep app level visibility. It also helps to avoid well known challenges with Layer 3 connectivity: Overlapping IP addresses, no app layer visibility, lack of app context etc.
Network to Network (L3) connectivity across multi-cloud and hybrid environments Hundred Fifty Hundred Enterprises need the ability to connect their private networks (VPCs, VNETs, CIDR ranges) so that applications and services have the Layer 3/IP reachability, This becomes critical especially when enterprises are increasingly moving towards using multiple CSPs to deliver the business value to their customers
App Connectivity using cloud native constructs Hundred Fifty thirty Cloud native networking constructs take advantage of cloud providers’ massive scale and thus offer low latency, high throughput, inherent scalability, reliability and security by default with minimal overhead. Enterprises need these features to deliver secure, scalable and reliable app connectivity
Support for Cloud Native PaaS or Modern App constructs like K8s Hundred Hundred thirty Enterprises use cloud native services like Private Link, S3, Azure Blob, DynamoDB deliver the applications. These services mostly expose app endpoints instead of IP addresses and thus there is a need to have native integration with these services so that other apps could connect to them
Deep Application level insight and visibility Hundred thirty Zero App Level visibility is required for quick MTTR and for ease of managing Day N operations. Enterprises not only need individual app session level details but also need granular visibility into individual http/https method calls for faster troubleshooting and issue resolution
Per App Segmentation Hundred thirty Zero Segmentation at the app layer is needed to tightly control which apps and services can communicate with each other based on parameters like URL paths, certificates etc. Without this, enterprises have to do segmentation at IP address level using firewall/ACL rules which is not scalable, is complex to manage and does not offer granular control at the app FQDN/URL level
Per App Performance Optimization Hundred thirty Zero Application Teams need tools like content caching, session affinity, TCP optimization, SSL offload, proximity ingress and intelligent routing to optimize the per app performance and deliver the business value. Simply connecting apps at Layer 3 treats every application the same way and does not take into account individual app’s performance requirements
App aware security controls Hundred Zero Zero To provide security using modern Zero Trust Access principles, levering built-in app contexts, mTLS and continuous authorization to protect enterprise workloads in the cloud
Machine Learning driven Operations Hundred Zero Zero Enterprises need Machine Learning led operations to automatically scale out and scale in the underlying infrastructure to meet the application demand and control cost