Enterprise customers values Aviatrix CoPilot for track and gather evidential data on their network. The platform aggregates abundant Syslog and Netflow data, which can be used to establish baseline metrics for alerting. Customers can choose to modify or add/remove metrics to suit their specific needs. Here is a list of recommended baseline metric, as well as detail of each one’s meaning.Continue reading
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GCP Interconnect to Aviatrix Transit – Option 1
In the last blog post: Learning GCP Interconnect: Step-by-Step Guide for Configuring BGP with ISR and Cloud Router, I have shown steps of creating Interconnect VLAN attachment to existing VPC, as well as how to configure Cloud Routers and VPC peerings to establish connectivity from on-prem to GCP spoke VPC. You may have noticed a few feature difference amongst AWS Direct Connect, Azure Express Route and GCP Interconnect, which leads to different architecture.
In this blog post, I will show you how to connect Aviatrix Edge 2.0 to Aviatrix Transit in GCP, using Interconnect as underlay.Continue reading
Aviatrix High Performance Encryption (pseudo) with 3rd party devices
Aviatrix Gateways – Spoke, Transit, CloudN, and Edge – offer a simple and efficient way to establish highly available and high-performing data planes. With the Aviatrix Controller, multiple encrypted tunnels can be automatically created, ensuring seamless redundancy and fast throughput. By deploying a pair of gateways at each end, Aviatrix builds four full mesh tunnels, creating a reliable data path with up to 5Gbps of throughput. But what makes Aviatrix truly stand out is its patented High Performance Encryption, which leverages multiple IP addresses and CPU cores to create multiple IPSec tunnels. This unique approach can achieve up to 70Gbps throughput, delivering exceptional performance.
However, not all customers are ready to implement CloudN or Edge. For these situations, Aviatrix still provides encryption and the ability to create multiple IPSec tunnels for higher throughput. In this blog post, we will delve into how to achieve this and explore the benefits of using Aviatrix Gateways for highly available and high-performing data planes.
Securely and Efficiently Access GCP Global Services with Aviatrix Architecture: A Guide for Enterprise Customers
As the number of customers onboarding to GCP Google Cloud Platform continues to grow, one of the most common questions asked is how to access GCP Global Services, such as Cloud SQL, privately and securely. The unique features of GCP networking, including the global VPC construct, single route table for all subnets, and regional Cloud Routers, can be challenging for enterprise customers seeking to access GCP global services. In this blog post, I will demonstrate how Aviatrix architecture enables customers securely and efficiently access GCP global services.Continue reading
Launch Aviatrix Spoke Gateways
In this blog, I’ve logged steps to provision AWS VPC or Azure vNet for launching Aviatrix Spoke Gateways (HPE and none-HPE)Continue reading
Aviatrix Edge 2.0 features
In our last blog, “AWS Hybrid Architecture and Edge 2.0,” we covered the workflow of registering an Edge 2.0 gateway, attaching it to Aviatrix Transit, and forming a BGP peering with on-premise devices. Now, let’s take a closer look at the features of the Edge 2.0 gateway. By leveraging Edge 2.0, enterprises gain high throughput and intelligent packet processing capabilities at the edge of their network. Edge 2.0 provides a robust set of features, including intelligent packet routing to streamline network traffic and advanced security features, such as network segmentation, to provide an added layer of protection to your network.Continue reading
AWS Hybrid architecture and Edge 2.0
One of our customers approached Aviatrix in search of a high-performance encryption solution for their on-premise data centers and AWS. They were impressed with Aviatrix’s features, including visibility, a dedicated data plane, high-throughput encryption, and Terraform capability. However, they also had sister business entities still using AWS TGW, and didn’t want to spend too much time trying to convince them to switch to Aviatrix. That’s when they turned to us for a hybrid architecture solution.Continue reading
How to launch Aviatrix Gateway in AWS using CMK (Customer Managed Key)
Recently we were helping customer to launch Spoke Gateways in their AWS account, after 10 minutes launching the gateway, the gateway creation were reverted and following errors generated
Error: [AVXERR-TRANSIT-0119] Failed to launch gateway test. Instance i-0005da0797da40ae8 could not be started. Delete the gateway test to clean up resources and try again. It is possible that gateway size t3.small is not supported in the region us-east-1 or EBS encryption KMS CMK Key policy Key administrators and users are not updated with your Aviatrix APP role and Aviatrix EC2 role.
Migrate from Azure vNet hub and spoke architecture to Aviatrix Transit
As enterprises increasingly strive to simplify their Multi-Cloud Networking Management, Aviatrix’s MCNA (Multi-Cloud Networking Architecture) has emerged as a leading solution. The MCNA offers a standardized and flexible multi-cloud networking infrastructure that spans regions and clouds with ease. When combined with Aviatrix Edge, enterprises benefit from a dynamic and dedicated data plane, and a wealth of day-2 operational enhancements, including deep visibility, auditing, and troubleshooting capabilities. The standardized and intelligent networking helps bridge skill gaps and advanced security features provide an extra layer of protection to the network. It’s no wonder that so many organizations are turning to Aviatrix’s Multi-Cloud Transit architecture.
However, for organizations that have already deployed cloud networking solutions, the migration process can be perceived daunting, with the fear of risk and the possibility of wanting to revert back to their previous architecture.
In this blog post, I will guide you through the process of migrating from an Azure native vNet hub and spoke architecture to Aviatrix Transit. I will show you how to do so seamlessly and with minimal risk, ensuring a smooth transition to the advanced features and benefits of Aviatrix MCNA.Continue reading
Express Route to Aviatrix Transit – Option 3
In the past blogs, we have reviewed two options to connect from on-premise to Aviatrix Transits:
- Express Route to Aviatrix Transit – Option 1, where we build BGP over IPSec overlay towards Aviatrix transit. This solution have following constrains:
- Each IPSec tunnel have 1.25G throughput limit
- Azure only support IPSec, not GRE as tunneling protocol
- On-premise device must be able to support BGP over IPSec, also it is manual process to build/maintain IPSec tunnels from on-premise device.
- Express Route to Aviatrix Transit – Option 2, where we utilize Azure Route Server and some smart design to bridge the BGP between Aviatrix Transit, Azure Route Server and ExpressRoute Gateway, then towards on-premise device. This solution have fpllowing constrains:
- ARS can only exchange up to 200 routes with ERGW
- No end to end encryption between on-premsie towards Aviatrix Transit, only MACSec can be used between on-premise devices towards Microsoft Enterprise Edge router.
- Brad Hedlund have an excellent blog about the difference: Securing your network connection to the cloud: MACSec vs. IPSec
- Additional architecture complexity/cost and lose operational visibility, also this solution is in Azure only, means you will end up with different architecture in different clouds.
For enterprises moving business critical applications to multi-cloud, needing point to point encryption without sacrificing the throughput, looking for unified solution that can provides enterprise level visibility, control, audibility, standardization and troubleshooting toolsets. Neither above two solution would be ideal. IPsec is industry standard utilized by all Cloud Service Providers, but how are we able to overcome it’s limitation of 1.25Gbps per tunnel?
Aviatrix’s winning formular solves these challenges with it’s patented technology called High Performance Encryption (HPE). It automatically builds multiple IPSec tunnels over either private connectivity such as express route, or over Internet. Aviatrix then combine these tunnels into a logical pipe, to achieve line rate of encryption up to 25Gbps per appliance.
Aviatrix have several products supports HPE from edge locations: CloudN (Physical form factor), Edge 1.0 and Edge 2.0 (Virtual and physical form factor). They can be deployed on-premise data center, co-location, branch offices or retail locations. These edge devices enable customer enterprise grade visibility and control, monitoring and auditing and troubleshooting capability, as well as providing unified architecture for all major Cloud Service Providers. These solutions enable us easily push all the goodies Aviatrix Transit and Spoke architecture from the clouds towards on-premise.
In this blog, we will focus on how CloudN is deployed and connect to Aviatrix Transit. Here below is the architecture diagram:Continue reading