Cloud Questions Answered

Where do my cloud servers come from? Is my business compatible with the cloud? How do I connect and secure my cloud servers? How do I configure and manage my cloud-based business? Cohesive Networks addresses enterprise pain points from the enterprise and business application perspective.

Cloud Connectivity

VNS3 customers can quickly expand resources across data centers, cloud providers, and cloud regions. VNS3 helps them manage multiple endpoints, complex setups, and distributed networks.

Imagination

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
Global teams in APAC, US, and EMEA struggled to connect to a London-based ERP solution, and latency surged over 200 milliseconds. Using Microsoft Azure created challenges with connecting multiple VPN connections and IKE version issues.

Solution
After testing hardware solutions to connect sites to the Azure-based ERP app, Cohesive Networks was able to help Imagination set up, test, and launch VNS3 quickly.

Outcome
Imagination was able to migrate their ERP app to Azure on schedule, and went from on-premise to live production within 2 months.

Trek10

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

SI

Problem
Trek10 SI enables customers to use public cloud, with a focus on AWS. Customers with existing IT infrastructure and complex network set ups cannot connect using overlapping CIDR ranges, public to private IP addresses, and cross-cloud connections.

Solution
Trek10 recommends  VNS3 to connect seamlessly via an overlay network to overcome any issues with overlapping CIDR ranges, IPsec and remote access SSL VPNs, and IP address overlaps in AWS. Customers using Azure, AWS, and on-premise can manage and connect networks with one logical overlay network.

Outcome
Trek10 can meet end customer demands and deliver extended capabilities with VNS3-based overlay networks.

Content Management System Integrator

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

SI

Problem
Customer  wanted to provide cloud-hosted content management systems using Drupal, essentially providing cloud-hosted “Content Management-as-a-Service”.

Solution VNS3 overlay network deployed on Amazon AWS provided encryption for all data-in-motion, and encrypted access to data center resources via IPsec as required by end users.

Outcome
Customer provided secure access to their scalable cloud-hosted content management solution. They were able to construct a subscription, cloud-based extension to their existing product and solution expertise.

Risk and Compliance IT Consulting

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

SI

Problem
Customer wanted to deploy “continuation of operations” system integration services via the cloud as an option to their on-premise infrastructure. Customer’s concern was making the cloud as easy to use as their dedicated infrastructure for customers. This meant supporting a wide variety of connectivity devices and parameter sets not available via a cloud service provider like Amazon.

Solution VNS3 provided edge connectivity solutions for the customer as well as the ability to use virtual VLANs. The virtual VLANs acted as encrypted VLANs defined in software for their deployments.

Outcome
Customer made cloud facilities “look and feel” to the customer like they were connecting to the services originally offered to them in the data center.

Global, Independent System Integrator

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

SI

Problem
A large independent SI wanted to be able to pursue a number of internal and external customer programs utilizing public cloud. The complexity of integrating cloud with their global internal program infrastructure was a major roadblock. Concerns centered around both infrastructure integration and security.

Solution
VNS3 was used across an array of initiatives for cloud connectivity, disaster recover testing and production-ready projects, capacity overflow, and customer/partner networks.

Outcome
The customer extended the traditional hosting model logically to public cloud using a simple but critical networking solution that was comfortable to the offshore staff. They were able to use additional cloud networking capabilities to build new internal disaster recovery service offerings for end customers looking to use cloud-based solutions.

IT Services Focused on US Government

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

ISV

Problem
In order to pursue a number of internal and external customer programs using public cloud, the company needed to integrate cloud with complex, global internal infrastructure. Infrastructure integration and security were major concerns.

Solution
The company used VNS3 across an array of initiatives for cloud connectivity, disaster recover testing and production-ready projects, capacity overflow, and customer/partner networks.

Outcome
The customer extended their traditional hosting to public cloud using a networking solution that was comfortable to the offshore staff. Additional networking capabilities let them build internal disaster recovery service offerings for end customers.

Computer Network and IT Support

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

SI

Problem
The customer had a small business customer that was running IKE phase 1, which is not compatible with most cloud-based networks. In order to migrate the customer from hyperV to Azure, they needed a VPN and routing solution.

Solution
The company recommended VNS3 to help the SME smoothly migrate from systems using older IKE phase 1 IPsec connections to translate the routes into cloud-friendly IKE phase 2.

Outcome
The company uses a VNS3:net Lite edition to fill all their routing needs to Azure. From testing to troubleshooting to production, the process took 5 days for the team. They plan to add more IPsec connections in the future.

Leader in Mobile Device Management

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

Mobile / Teleco

Problem
The company needed true end-to-end security to ensure encrypted data-in-motion from each end customer site into their dedicated device management system.

Solution
The company used a VNS3 Controller in each dedicated deployment of their mobile device management solutions. Each end customer connected via VNS3 IPsec tunnels from their on-premise site to the customer’s dedicated solution.

Outcome
End customers’ data centers achieved true end-to-end security. The company was able to use the cloud to connect to each individual mobile device.

Local Government Cloud Evaluation

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

Other

Problem
The  fourth-largest city in the state was evaluating cloud providers and needed VPN connectivity between on-premises resources, dev/test projects, and the production launch.

Solution
Trek10, the AWS SI partner helping the city built out the AWS environment. They used VNS3 as a VPN to connect on-premises and the new AWS resources. and availability for region failover.

Outcome
The city used VNS3 first as a connection to their cloud evaluation deployment in AWS. After Trek10 transferred the VNS3 account to the city, they began using VNS3 to connect their AWS resources to connect and enable NAT-Traversal.

Cloud Services Provider & Reseller

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

SI

Problem
As part of their cloud services, the company needed a way to ease networking transitions to cloud. Some legacy gear require connections over IKE phase 1, NAT-T or Native IPsec, public IP addresses in private networks, and other compatibility requests.

Solution
The founders had used VNS3 in previous IT roles, and recommend Cohesive Networks products and services to their end customers.

Outcome
In addition to recommending VNS3 to customers, the company uses VNS3 in their internal network operations center (NOC) to connect their customers back to their management  and monitoring networks.

Multi-Channel and Second Screen Advertising

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
Mirada TV wanted to use cloud as “points of presence” to expand the reach of their digital video services to multiple cable system providers globally.  The company’s desired approach was to have a “container” structure that allowed them to replicate their services for each of their provider customers. Ideally this could be done with edge connectivity, multi-cloud center federation with high bandwidth functions allowed to run in native VLAN infrastructure.

Solution
VNS3 combined with cloud provider VLAN isolation to federate across multiple cloud delivery centers. It also provided edge connectivity in a form that the providers were comfortable with – similar to their experiences with their traditional telco partners.

Outcome
The customer was able to create a scalable, flexible “container” structure for deploying their needed infrastructure to the cloud data centers – with a given deployment dedicated to a specific cable provider.

Mobile Marketing to Sub-Saharan Africa

Geography

Africa

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
The West African company delivers software, internet and telecommunications technology for enterprise, mobile, e-commerce and video. The company needed additional networking functions in order to connect to their Microsoft Azure resources.

Solution
The company uses VNS3 to connect 8 IPsec tunnels to their Azure environment with additional endpoints for greater connectivity.

Outcome
Global offices across Nigeria, USA, UK, Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire can easily connect to the customer’s Azure-based resources.

Peer to Peer Payment App

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
For connectivity between Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure, the company needed to route traffic from AWS VPN clients to Azure VLANs.

Solution
The company began with a VNS3:vpn (free edition) in the AWS Marketplace, and after a few days of testing upgraded from a simple site-to-site VPN connection to a multiple VNS3 Overlay network setup for two-controller mesh for redundancy.

Outcome
The company quickly tested and upgraded from VNS3:vpn to multiple VNS3 Controllers, each connecting to a AWS peer, in both production and staging. They duplicated the site-to-site setup in testing. With help from Cohesive Networks support the time from initial testing to final production set up, the process took less than 2 months.

Business Process Management ISV

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

ISV

Problem
The customer wanted to provide SaaS offering to move customers to subscription revenue model, migrate customer on-premise installation to “equivalent” cloud topologies and manage many customers with integrated NOC services.

Solution
VNS3 overlay network deployed on a public cloud to provide encryption for all data-in-motion. Secure connectivity allowed integration and access to on-premise systems and data as required.

Outcome
The customer used VNS3 to isolate and secure each customer SaaS deployment. VNS3 allows the customer to securely extend their existing NOC to the cloud servers for monitoring and management.

IT & Microsoft Azure Systems Integrator

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

SI

Problem
The Microsoft Azure and IBM cloud business partner helps UK and Wales businesses migrate to cloud and manage IT services. As their end customers mange more complex cloud network projects, they needed a reliable VPN and security partner.

Solution
Through a referral from Microsoft Azure cloud architects, the company was introduced to Cohesive Networks.

Outcome
Their first project with VNS3 enabled them to help the customer run a Active Directory domain controller in Azure and connect to over 5 sites via encrypted IPSec tunnels and using dynamic routing.

Digital and Mobile Design Agency

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Problem
European-based mobile app developer wanted to connect cloud-based app servers to multiple APAC telco partners (revenue sources) though exact IP addresses (private LANs). Customer needed to keep customer traffic isolated and use standard extra-net technology.

Solution
VNS3 provided connectivity to multiple telco partners using various makes and models of network hardware. VNS3 leveraged multiple cloud regions as geographically distributed POPs. VNS3 overlay network encryption and addressing control alleviated security concerns and addressing requirements from the APAC telco partners.

Outcome
The company was able to provide Cloud WAN capabilities to a number of partners while accommodating networking requirements that historically would have only been provided via owned data center infrastructure.

Personal and Commercial Property Insurance

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

Insurance

Problem
Through an SI partner, the insurance SaaS provider needed to migrate customers to their cloud-based resources in Amazon AWS.

Solution
After the SI helped the company select and build out HIPAA compliant cloud solution environments, the company needed to connect and migrate current clients from Rackspace.  Cohesive Networks support and services got the project up and running with VNS3 for connectivity.

Outcome
The company began with 2 VNS3 Controllers, but quickly grew to over 20 production VNS3 instances. The team plans to continue to grow in AWS, and will use VNS3:ha for failover and backup.

UK Amazon Systems Integrator

Geography

Europe

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

SI

Problem
The UK based systems integrator recently became an Amazon AWS partners, and help their end customers connect and deploy to AWS.

Solution
From initial trials and referrals, the company contacted Cohesive Networks support for help creating an encrypted IPsec tunnel without leaving any vulnerable ports open.

Outcome
The company uses VNS3:vpn directly from the AWS Marketplace to solve issues with AWS connectivity and security.

Cloud Supply Chain Governance & Control

Geography

N America

Product Used

VNS3

Vertical

ISV

Problem
The company wanted to use the cloud to provide innovative supply chain services to multinational organizations. A critical component of the company’s offering such services was integration to the end customer environment. The SCM provider needed to connect and integrate to their end customers’ dedicated infrastructure.

Solution
VNS3 provided a connectivity solution for the company’s physical data center infrastructure as well as connectivity to partners.

Outcome
The company easily extended cloud-based services down to customer data centers, improving time to deployment, and easing customer integration.

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