Network to the Cloud
Looking for a secure way to extend your connectivity on to Cloud? Be it a Point-to-Site connection to securely allow individual computers to connect or multiple sites via Site-to-Site Connectivity or setting up a dedicated direct route from your datacentre or site location to the Cloud.
Implementation is only the easy bit, knowing how the setup network performs can be very challenging which is a deciding factor for long term sustainability. Crayon can also help monitor and manage your connectivity to ensure you are kept informed in order to make the best decision.
Whether you require Site-to-Site, Point-to-Site or Direct Connect/Express Route to SaaS, PaaS or IaaS, we can assess, configure, deploy and support a solution tailored to your environment.
Know your VPN
Site-to-Site: allows offices in multiple fixed locations to establish secure connections with each other over a public network such as the Internet. Most organizations already have a network on their premises and would want to connect it to Cloud rather than putting everything on Cloud. It is also called hybrid network connectivity. It is connecting virtual net in Cloud to on-premises network. This setup may require additional hardware and software to be setup.
Point-to-Site: allows you to securely connect an on-premises server to your Cloud Virtual Network (VNET). Point-to-site connections don’t require a VPN device. They use the Windows VPN client and must be started manually whenever the on-premises server (point) wishes to connect to the preferred Cloud VNET (site). Point-to-site connections use secure socket tunnelling protocol (SSTP) with certificate authentication. They provide a simple, secure connectivity solution without having to stand up expensive hardware devices.
Direct Connect (AWS) or ExpressRoute (Azure): All of the major cloud providers now offer some means by which it’s possible to connect to them directly, meaning not over the Internet. It guarantees chunk of bandwidth to the cloud and applications in it, explicit maximum latency on the connection and offers privacy/security of not having to deal with traffic from the open world of the internet.
Direct Connect: Direct Connect is a 802.1q VLAN (layer 2) based service. There’s an hourly charge for the port (that varies by the port speed), and also per GB egress charges that vary by location (ingress is free, just like on the Internet).
ExpressRoute is a BGP (layer 3) based service, and it too charges by port speed, but the price is monthly (although it’s prorated hourly), and there are no further ingress/egress charges.