SOURCE: CohesiveFT


June 26, 2013 02:59 ET

VNS3 Overlay Networking Features Now Available in Google Compute Engine Cloud

CohesiveFT's Application Software Defined Networking Product Helps Enterprises Enhance and Extend Networks in GCE

LONDON--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2013) - CohesiveFT today announced availability for its core software defined networking product, VNS3, in Google Compute Engine (GCE). Enterprises currently using, or looking to use, GCE can create a VNS3 overlay network to control addressing, protocols, topology and encrypted communications in the cloud. VNS3 offers the benefits of six devices in one: a virtual firewall, router, switch, protocol re-distributor, IPsec concentrator and a scriptable REST API.

"Google Compute Engine is the one to watch as they have the potential to challenge AWS on both feature set and price point," said CohesiveFT CTO Chris Swan. "As the GCE community grows, we hope to be a key hybrid and federated network component in all GCE customer deployments. VNS3 simplifies the path for customers to try GCE and connect their on-premises networks across existing public cloud topologies and to new GCE deployments."

Google first made its IaaS platform, Google Compute Engine, generally available to any developer or business in late May 2013. The announcement came at its sixth annual I/O conference where the company highlighted other Google cloud developments such as updates to App EngineCloud Datastore.

Currently, GCE supports only Linux virtual machines (VMs). With VNS3, customers can extend their networks into the GCE environment and connect to other cloud networks. Customers can begin using VNS3 immediately by contacting the CohesiveFT team to get set up.

Updated VNS3 Features Available on GCE Include:

  • Enhanced Network Support - dual honed network capabilities for greater integration with the GCE network functionality provides increased VLAN control.
  • SNMP - VNS3 now supports most major commercial and open source monitoring systems.
  • Easier Client Configuration - clientpacks are available via a single configuration file for Linux, and pre-configured with remote entries for the VNS3 Manager, with no additional configuration necessary.
  • Enhanced Snapshot Management - makes it easier to manage and set UI and API credentials for the VNS3 snapshot feature. The snapshot lets you recover and re-create your VNS3 Managers easily in the cloud.
  • NAT Capabilities - use the VNS3 Manager to initiate outbound traffic to the Internet while preventing GCE server from directly receiving inbound traffic from outside GCE.
  • GCE Zone Federation - extend the VNS3 overlay network across zones to take advantage of GCE network speed.

About CohesiveFT:
CohesiveFT is a global growth-stage company that enables enterprises to run business operations in the cloud. Our solutions help migrate, transform and extend internal and external systems to any public cloud. CohesiveFT lets enterprises build on existing IT resources, save money on a single, upfront migration and focus on application-layer integration, governance and security.

CohesiveFT solutions have allowed customers to build over 32,000 server templates with Server3, launch 1.2 Million servers to multiple clouds (AWS, IBM SmartCloud, etc) and log over 50 Million virtual network device hours with VNS3.

CohesiveFT is an IBM Business Partner - Ready for SmartCloud Services, Amazon AWS Partner Network member, Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) and Open Networking Foundation (ONF) member. CohesiveFT was the first third-party server listed in the IBM SmartCloud SCE catalog, and the trial version of VNS3 is still the most used in the catalogue. The CohesiveFT team has decades of experience in enterprise solution-oriented cloud brokerage. Offices in Chicago, London, Palo Alto and Belo Horizonte.

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