Instant Multi-Cloud On-Ramp with Advanced Cloud Networking and Security.

The Network. Reinvented for Cloud.®

Overview

Alkira Cloud Services Exchange® (Alkira CSX) is the industry’s first cloud network infrastructure as-a-service (CNaaS) solution for the enterprise networking and security needs in the cloud era. In partnership with Aruba, Alkira CSX now offers deployment of Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN as an on-ramp to the Alkira multi-cloud network. Organizations benefit from automated deployment of Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN virtual appliances into the Alkira CSX, enabling instant multi-cloud networking with integrated advanced security capabilities and global network backbone transit. The combined Alkira and Aruba solution removes the need for per-cloud SD-WAN on-ramp and eliminates the complexity of traditional cloud networking and security.

Benefits

Simplified Operations

Simplified instantiation, visibility and monitoring for the Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN virtual instances.

Unified Routing
Unified Routing

Enterprise-grade cross-segment routing and security controls for shared cloud application services.

Centralized Security
Centralized Security

End-to-end segmentation between SD-WAN sites and cloud workloads with advanced security and policy enforcement for cloud application traffic.

Network Regionalization

Save cost and provisioning time on long-haul private circuits by interconnecting regionalized Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN fabrics over the Alkira’s high speed low latency global cloud backbone.

Seamless Mergers and Acquisitions

Seamlessly interconnect multi-vendor SD-WAN fabrics to support mergers and acquisitions during the migration to an enterprise-wide Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution.

Solution

Alkira offers Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN customers a unified, multi-cloud on-ramp, seamlessly integrated into the global Alkira routed network fabric. The joint solution provides the following elements:

Automated Provisioning

Automated Provisioning

Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN virtual appliances are automatically provisioned in the globally distributed Alkira Cloud Exchange Points. Alkira offers full lifecycle management for the SD-WAN virtual appliances, including high availability and horizontal scale.

Advanced Cloud Networking and Security

Advanced Cloud Networking and Security

Alkira offers advanced routing controls and intelligent cloud firewall service insertion for application traffic between Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN and the enterprise public cloud environments attached to the Alkira solution.

End-to-end Segmentation

End-to-end Segmentation

Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN segmentation interoperates with Alkira’s segmentation capabilities creating a single end-to-end segmented environment across users, sites and clouds.

How it works?

  • Logon to the Alkira CSX portal
  • Map to Alkira segments and groups to integrate with the global Alkira network policy
  • Select Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN from the list of available on-premises connectors in the Alkira design canvas

Once instantiated, Aruba Orchestrator accepts the new virtual appliances, applies the necessary SD-WAN configuration, and manages them as any other Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN appliance.

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