Versa and APN partners work together to Simplify, Optimize and Secure Application Migration to Amazon Web Services
Versa Networks, innovator of the Secure Cloud IP software platform, is changing the game once again by teaming up with APN networking partners to provide Secure Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions tailored for Amazon Web Services. This solution offering will further secure and optimize the migration of enterprise on-premises workloads and applications to AWS. Versa has aligned with service provider and system integration partners that have achieved AWS Networking Competency status and who are an AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner supporting AWS Direct Connect.
Versa APN operator alliances include Verizon, Comcast, Centurylink and Zayo, with Zayo initiating the first package offered in the AWS Solution Space: https://aws.amazon.com/solutionspace/solutions/versa-zayo-integrated-network-solution-on-aws/
“SD-WAN is another way we’re leveraging our extensive fiber and MPLS backbone to better serve our customers,” said Tyler Coates, SVP of the Zayo Enterprise segment. “As an extension of our WAN business, it makes network management easier and more cost-effective. SD-WAN uses automation and software to manage capacity and integrate different access technologies. Customers also benefit from the ability to connect to the AWS environment much more efficiently.”
The Versa solution is designed to allow for easier enterprise-branch WAN connectivity that extends to customers’ cloud environments with all the advantages of Secure SD-WAN, including fully encrypted traffic through DCA (direct cloud access) and direct Internet conduits, and HA edge routing through Versa leveraging Amazon Transit Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs). This next-generation branch-cloud network topology is based on an architecture scalable across thousands of applications and VPCs, as well as thousands of on-premises nodes that automatically spin up SD-WAN tunnels to customers’ SD-WAN virtual appliances deployed in their Amazon VPCs.
The Versa architecture for AWS incorporates application-aware routing, application traffic optimization and transport diversity (MPLS, Internet, LTE, DCA) with the capability to leverage cloud-interconnect and gateway solutions for private, direct access to AWS.The combined solution provides uniform, secure SD-WAN policies spanning on-premises edge/branch connectivity and Amazon VPCs. Enterprise customers can alsobenefit from an operator managed service powered by Versa that delivers:
The Versa solution offers a secure cloud-native, multi-tenant, multi-service software platform solution for the cloud-enabled enterprise that was designed to deliver:
Additional technical features of the Versa solution include:
Addressing the optimization and security of branch access to cloud-hosted mission-critical applications and workloads, in a dynamic, simplified and automated manner, is essential for contemporary business operations. Secure SD-WAN services enable enterprises to create an enterprise-wide cloud-network fabric that accelerates modern day application consumption demands and supports enterprise digital agility, speed and security, all while ensuring and improving end-user experience for productivity, collaboration and business services.