Simplified Branch-to-Cloud Access
Palo Alto Networks today expanded its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) by integrating CloudGenix SD-WAN with the AWS Transit Gateway Connect. Through this new integration, enterprises can take advantage of an SD-WAN solution that is uniquely positioned to securely connect branch office and SOHO users to public cloud applications with simpler connectivity and enhanced visibility across their Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPC).
“We have been a long-time customer of both CloudGenix SD-WAN and AWS. CloudGenix SD-WAN has been an essential building block of our organization’s journey to the cloud,” said Prakash Kota, chief information officer at Autodesk. “I am thrilled that Palo Alto Networks and AWS are working together to further simplify the delivery of cloud based applications.”
Cloud Adoption Needs A Next-Generation SD-WAN
With cloud adoption on the rise, enterprises are migrating an increasing number of applications, services, and infrastructure to public clouds like AWS. As customers look to take advantage of the agility, efficiency, and scalability of the cloud, leading enterprises like AutoDesk are deploying Palo Alto Networks CloudGenix SD-WAN to take advantage of direct-to-app architectures to improve their user experience.
Legacy SD-WAN solutions aren’t cutting it for the cloud-ready digital enterprise. Palo Alto Networks CloudGenix SD-WAN is the industry’s first next-generation SD-WAN solution that is powered by machine learning, enabling a secure cloud-delivered branch that is simple, high-performance, and cost-effective. The results? An ROI of up to 243%, simplified network operations by leveraging ML to eliminate up to 99% of network trouble tickets, and improved end-user experience by enabling a 10x increase in WAN bandwidth for a lower cost than legacy solutions.
Further Automation and Simpler Operations Save Time and Reduce Costs
To ensure that organizations can fully realize the benefits of the cloud infrastructure without the high cost and complexity typically involved in providing branch to cloud access, CloudGenix SD-WAN now integrates with AWS Transit Gateway Connect. This new Transit Gateway feature offers native integration with SD-WAN gateway appliances that simplify configuration, with advanced visibility into performance and telemetry data. This integration puts an end to complex peering relationships between Amazon Virtual Private Clouds by providing a mechanism to extend highly available and high-performance connectivity to AWS over a homogenous WAN.
Through this integration, Palo Alto Networks customers who use CloudGenix SD-WAN and AWS will benefit from:
- Centralized management for their connectivity to the cloud through a single console, making WAN changes simple and flexible.
- Fully automated connectivity from branches and data centers to AWS environments, reducing the management overhead and overall cost.
- Simplified operations, removing the operational burden of operating multiple IPsec VPN connections or hairpin traffic through data centers to scale and support higher bandwidth results.
- Greater visibility into network changes, events, and telemetry data from the partner gateway appliances with a consolidated view of all sites and connections between AWS and on-premises locations, ultimately delivering the highest quality of experience for users.