Secure Connectivity Experts for the Cloud Age
An agile network built on foundations of security and automation is a critical pillar of any cloud infrastructure. Konekti engineers—with a full stack view of your applications—will enable your team to "get the network out of the way" of delivering applications.
Network Connectivity and Architecture
Organizations realize IT must be a hybrid of approaches, using public and private cloud as well as more traditional infrastructure. The network is a fundamental component in any hybrid IT architecture. Konekti brings decades of experience in designing and operating networks at scale. Not only do we grasp what it takes to design a physical network, we possess the cloud-savviness required to serve as your partner in your public cloud adoption.
Hybrid IT Network Design & Migration
Konekti Systems recognizes that for most organizations with investments in on-premises technologies, an evolutionary hybrid cloud architecture is the only path towards cloud adoption. Migrating legacy IT systems takes time.
An early question for many organizations is, “Is my current data center network optimized for connecting to the cloud?” For organizations that have traditional data centers, the complex and heterogeneous nature of the network inhibits streamlined connectivity to the cloud. If your organization currently takes days or weeks to add a virtual LAN (VLAN) or change a firewall rule, this is a sign your network is not ready to be easily extended to the cloud. Our cloud readiness assessments can help you determine what steps are required to ensure simple and resilent connectivity to the cloud.
For organizations that have many remote branches, determining how to connect these sites to the public cloud is challenging as many options exist. Should you buy private lines directly to the public cloud at each site or backhaul traffic to headquarters using existing MPLS circuits? When is using a VPN over the Internet the best option? Konekti has developed best practices for connecting to the public cloud as well as networking design guidelines that make it easy for you to integrate the public cloud as a seamless and secure extension of your existing on premise investments.
Advanced Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Connectivity at Scale
The decisions about VPC inter-connectivity increase in difficulty as the number of VPC grows, particularly when following the best practice of using multiple accounts. When VPCs number in the hundreds, well-established design patterns emerge to ensure seamless and reliable connectivity while maintaining a strict security posture for your cloud infrastructure. VPC components such as Transit Gateway and PrivateLink provide powerful abstractions for networking the public cloud. Should you invest your developers’ time in mastering networking within the public cloud or should they be writing innovative applications? We can offload the complexity of designing inter-VPC networking and avoid the pain points by following proven network designs.
Research shows many cloud migrations fail due to a limited understanding of the cloud-based security offerings. Konekti seamlessly combines enterprise security best practices with deep expertise in emerging security trends for hybrid environments.
Cloud-native Security Best Practices
Cloud providers operate under a shared responsibility model. The Cloud Service Provider (CSP) takes responsibility for the security of its infrastructure. Meanwhile, it is customer’s responsibility to ensure that their cloud environment is configured securely, data is not unintentionally exposed, identifying when a user misuses the account, and enforcing compliance and corporate policies. There is a sharp contrast between legacy methods and a more modern, cloud-native approach with reliance on a DevOps culture and continuous delivery. In addition, each cloud platform provides its own set of native security controls and tools which might differ from provider to provider and from the third partly tools currently deployed on-premises. At Konekti, we will use your move to the cloud as an opportunity to catalog all your existing security tools using a requirements-driven approach. We will adopt CSP native controls when requirements permit and make sure any third party solutions you are considering meet your overall security requirements, ensuring that they can integrate with the cloud native tools through the use of cloud-native APIs.
Next-generation Firewall Cloud Deployments
At Konekti, we use your move to the cloud as an opportunity to analyze any third-party security solutions you are considering for deployment in the cloud, based on you your overall security requirements. Third party Next Generation Firewalls provide a crucial role for the enforcement of your network security polices in your organization, creating the necessary security perimeter and internal security boundaries around your critical data assets in the cloud. Choosing the right firewall, and the necessary network security trust model is becoming increasingly difficult. Konekti can assist you in the definition of your network security trust model and trust boundaries. Furthermore, Konekti engineers will assist you in choosing the right Next Generation firewall technology and the appropriate design and configurations to support your organization’s current and future needs.
No cloud migration strategy is complete without the inclusion of automation and DevOps best practices into both engineering and operational procedures. Konekti guides organizations through selection, development and deployment of these tools and best practices. At Konekti, we use Terraform and CloudFormation to build VPC infrastructure. Additionally, we have extensive experience automating network infrastructure on-premises. This combination positions us to meet the automation needs of enterprises operating in a hybrid IT environment.
When to Engage Us
Use Case #1
"Did I get networking within the cloud right?"
You’ve fully migrated to the cloud and your services are wildly popular. Your developers have embraced the cloud, and your paying customer base is expanding rapidly. Even so, you worry about cloud networking architecture. How many of those virtual subnets in the cloud are you actually using?Is load balancing configured in a way to minimize downtime? How many virtual private clouds (VPC) should you be using? Engage our team of experts to guide you to a position in which you can concentrate on the revenue-generating services rather than infrastructure areas that fall outside your team’s expertise.
Use Case #2
"How should I connect my on-premise infrastructure to the cloud?"
You are already connected to the public cloud over the Internet; however, the CIO has concerns about remote sites accessing internal applications over the public Internet. Is an IPsec VPN solution sufficient? Or should you buy a direct connection to the cloud provider? What about purchasing MPLS/VPN services from a telco with an inter-connect with the cloud provider? Our team can clarify advantages of each options and lead your team to most appropriate solution.
Use Case #3
"My existing data center networks are complex. How can I plan and implement a migration to the cloud?"
You’ve decided to stop buying physical infrastructure and are ready to fully migrate to the cloud. You are fully aware that the business depends on IT infrastructure and that the migration process must be conducted in a manner that ensures your business applications are highly available and security cannot be comprised. You need assistance in providing a continuity strategy during the migration process as well as advice on a method to ensure a highly secure deployment. Consider hiring Konekti to simplify the design and migration process.
Use Case #4
"How can I ensure my cloud services remain highly available and quickly restored if I encounter a major outage?"
You are approaching your business’s busy season. The thought of a catastrophic failure in your hybrid cloud infrastructure is constantly on your mind. How quickly can you recover from large-scale failure? How can you re-construct your virtual deployment to match the pre-disaster state? At Konekti, we’ve observed businesses that are insufficiently prepared for disaster recovery. The cloud provides options for restoration that weren’t possible when your applications were running on bare metal infrastructure. Let us design templates and automation tools that simplify and streamline reconstruction of a virtual deployment.
Konekti Systems helps clients develop and implement cloud and hybrid networks, enabling them securely connect workloads running across diverse locations.
Our deep domain knowledge in networking and cloud access options simplifies many of the complexities businesses face when choosing from a plethora of cloud connectivity options. Furthermore, our involvement in cloud migration projects allows clients to focus on scaling business applications and services rather than worrying about the infrastructure ‘plumbing’.
Our certified experts will help you design and implement a cloud-optimized network. To engage Konekti team of experts, contact us today.
Jeff’s career in designing and operating large-scale IP networks began at Sprint in 1998. During his decade tenure at the Tier 1 ISP, Jeff held both engineer and management positions in the company’s Ops and Network Development organizations. His most significant contribution to the company was overseeing the effort to deploy 40 Gb/s IP over DWDM on the SprintLink backbone in 2008. Jeff founded Brooks Consulting LLC in 2009 to helps clients design, test, and maintain Layer 3-centric IP infrastructure in both the wireline and wireless segments of the telecom industry.
Jeff graduated from Duke Univerisity in 1998 with a degree in Computer Science. His writing on IP networking has appeared in publications such as The IP Protocol Journal and Network Computing.
Amir is a 22-year veteran of networking industry, a subject matter expert on large-scale IP networks as well as a successful entrepreneur. Amir began his networking career in 1996 at Sprint as an operations engineer. At Sprint, Amir implemented the first inter-provider multicast network in the industry. Amir joined Juniper Networks in 1999 and excelled in various leadership technical roles over the next decade. At Juniper, he was instrumental in the deployment of Juniper products into numerous large service provider and enterprise networks. Amir founded Cypress Consulting in early 2011 with focus on providing IP/MPLS consulting services to large service provider and enterprises.
Amir has dual bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA with focus in finance from the University of Maryland.
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