Public cloud, multi-cloud, data centers, on-premise hardware devices, and distributed application architectures—these components collectively form the fabric that empowers modern IT environments to be more flexible, available, and powerful. However, the integration of these elements and the subsequent management task have grown progressively complex, especially with the emergence of hybrid cloud architectures.
While the mix of VPNs, SD-WANs, APIs and other legacy technologies being used has ensured security and reliability, the manual efforts required to manage this environment flies in the face of modern DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering concepts.
The solutions are able to effectively converge resources, but lack the holistic visibility, automation, and centralized management capabilities that would satisfy the needs of today’s DevOps teams.
With thorough understanding of the VPN and SD-WAN feature sets, Trustgrid built a hybrid cloud architectures platform from the ground up. The days of managing dozens to hundreds of individual connections or deployments has been replaced by a singular hardware-agnostic platform that gives global visibility, control and support capabilities to every Trustgrid deployment.
This enables use cases and services that have been difficult, if not impossible, to tackle before. Features such as connecting applications and data between two different organizations without opening firewalls, remotely monitoring all connections from anywhere in the world, or even giving both sides of a connection varying levels of network management capabilities and visibility all become possible.
In addition to managing all deployments from a single pane of glass, you also get automation, failover and batching features that VPNs and SD-WANs can’t handle. Trustgrid delivers public cloud-like features to the hybrid cloud architectures space.
As with any data connection, security has to be the first priority. Trustgrid establishes a way for data behind a firewall to be exposed to cloud applications outside of the firewall without complex configurations or expensive proprietary hardware. Customer controlled certificates and hardware-based authentication ensure that all traffic is always private, authenticated and encrypted.
Hybrid cloud architectures have changed the approach to product and IT program delivery. Despite the relative maturity of technologies like VPN, these legacy network management solutions have struggled to keep up with the demands of modern IT challenges. But as more IT and network engineers continue to discover how antiquated VPNs are, network and device management is beginning to catch up to those cloud-inspired innovations.
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