SOLUTION BRIEF

Network Transit

Securely connect your on-prem and cloud networks without the operational complexity of managing network functions across multiple CSPs 

Challenge

Organizations need the speed and flexibility of cloud infrastructure, but network connectivity has largely remained a challenge.  Cloud compute and data infrastructure – the building blocks of our applications – are available in mere minutes with a variety of delivery and consumption models.  Establishing connectivity between applications and other applications or applications and data remains the principal challenge in consuming cloud-native options even within a single cloud service provider (CSP). 

Today’s cloud-forward organizations are cherry picking services from multiple CSPs in an effort to deliver the best possible application experience for their employees and customers.  That effort is frequently complicated by the lack of cloud-native network options that are as simple and secure to deploy as application infrastructure.

Current state of
multi-cloud networking

Respective CSP network functions have provided a bridge between virtual private clouds and networks however, these functions are myopic in their delivery – built only for the cloud in which they were conceived.  Even within a single CSP infrastructure, these tools lack the global visibility that most network engineers are accustomed to in order to effectively manage the network.  As organizations continue to scale their cloud infrastructure across regions and other clouds, they are faced with either poor service delivery due to a disjointed network, or the risk of security vulnerabilities created by connecting everything through a wide-open, peering mesh. 

While cloud-native network functions provide the most efficient access to the network below a CSP’s abstraction layer, the requirement to manually stitch together multiple CSP tools is extraordinarily complex and unwieldy to operate, manage, or scale.  While CSP network functions have matured, most organizations still require complementary tools and services such as load balancers and firewalls; this only serves to add additional complexity to an already complex problem as well as increase the risk of technical debt.

Many organizations and vendors have attempted to rationalize cloud networks by employing orchestration solutions that replicate their on-prem network through virtual versions of conventional network appliances.  While this may help in connecting cloud networks and application endpoints, it only serves to create unnecessary complexity.  The “allow all” approach of conventional routing policy only serves to break the existing network segmentation and security of cloud-native networks.  Unfortunately, regardless of the approach, all are inherently complex and do not solve the key issues that make multi-cloud networking extremely painful.

 

Prosimo is a cloud-native solution for a cloud-native problem

Prosimo’s full-stack cloud transit is the only cloud network built on an elastic Kubernetes architecture that understands and speaks the language of cloud-native infrastructure.  Because Prosimo speaks cloud-native, it establishes connectivity by working in concert with the most efficient network services of each unique CSP without the bottlenecks of monolithic virtual appliances.  This is how Prosimo created an autonomous cloud networking platform: Prosimo manages all aspects of cloud transit network stack – including security and performance – without the operational baggage or downtime of conventional networking.

Business Outcomes

Accelerate time to value

Deliver secure cloud networks in minutes, not days - as fast as cloud compute and data infrastructure.

Avoid technical debt

Reduce your dependence upon specialized networking or CSP-specific expertise.

Increased productivity

Reduce maintenance windows due to virtual appliance failures, upgrades, or patching. Find and fix problems faster by isolating network from application problems.

Prosimo’s full-stack cloud transit is the only cloud network built on an elastic Kubernetes architecture that understands and speaks the language of cloud-native infrastructure.  Because Prosimo speaks cloud-native, it establishes connectivity by working in concert with the most efficient network services of each unique CSP without the bottlenecks of monolithic virtual appliances.  This is how Prosimo created an autonomous cloud networking platform: Prosimo manages all aspects of cloud transit network stack – including security and performance – without the operational baggage or downtime of conventional networking.

How Prosimo stacks up to conventional networking

Prosimo

Conventional

Operational Outcomes

Gain visibility, improve uptime

Prosimo’s Full-Stack Cloud Transit Edge measures network quality across CSP network segments as well as application response times – discerning between network and application issues results in meaningful reductions in MTTR.

Maintain microsegmentation, eliminate blind spots

Once deployed, Prosimo provides “connective potential” instead of “allow all” routing policy. Connectivity is limited to network segments defined within security policy deployed as an integrated part of the network.

Autonomous cloud networking

Prosimo’s Autonomous Cloud Networking is enabled by adding machine learning and AI functions that analyze the network fabric. Recommendations for improving performance or reducing egress charges are delivered every 24 hours.

A network as flexible as the cloud

Accepting a daily recommendation or making deterministic changes to the transit fabric are hitless and executed in minutes thanks to a cloud-native, network fabric that maintains consistent policy regardless of changes to the network path.

Summary

Prosimo’s full-stack cloud transit is ready to fundamentally change how you connect to and across clouds. This means you sleep better at night and your organization enjoys meaningful impact to its business outcomes. Sign-up for a free trial today!