Network

AltScale Network Services

AltScale's portfolio of cloud services includes flexible and secure cloud networking. Each customer can create multiple virtual networks for connecting their cloud servers in different topologies. These networks are securely isolated from the networks of the other customers and can be connected with each other as well as with the external public network with virtual routers. Connectivity to the public network allows cloud servers to communicate with the Internet. If customers wish to deploy services that are intended to be accessed from the Internet, they can obtain public IP addresses and assign them to cloud servers of their choice. The public IP addresses can be re-allocated to other cloud servers in a flexible manner. Customers can also implement load-balancing schemes such that the public IP addresses can be mapped to multiple cloud servers for increased application performance and availability.

Customers can manage their entire cloud network infrastructure and public IP address assignments using AltScale's cloud management dashboard or using the web services API in each of AltScale's cloud locations.

AltScale uses state-of-the-art network infrastructure in its datacenters. The network topology and connectivity is architected to achieve maximum performance, resiliency and availability. AltScale has dedicated Internet channels that connect the different cloud locations, thus enabling customers to implement demanding applications and IT management operational procedures.

Cloud Networking

The cloud is transforming IT infrastructure and making it possible for any size business to adopt and afford enterprise-class applications, computing and storage without the cost, complexity and constraints of traditional networks. Cloud networking shares many of the same benefits of other cloud IT services such as rapid deployment, easy administration, no new hardware to buy, no software updates or annual maintenance, pay-as-you-grow subscription pricing, built-in scalability and redundancy and anywhere access via an Internet connection. Cloud networking is a new networking paradigm for building and managing secure private networks over the public Internet by utilizing global cloud computing infrastructure. In cloud networking, traditional network functions and services including connectivity, security, management and control, are pushed to the cloud and delivered as a service.

Most cloud networks utilize per user or device subscription pricing, so there is little to no upfront costs and users pay-as-you-grow. Cloud networks are similar to a virtual private network (VPN) because they enable users to securely access files and applications from anywhere in the world, on any device. Cloud networks are multi-tenant private virtual cloud networks that overlay the Internet. Each virtual cloud network functions like a borderless LAN and provides fully switched, any-to-any connectivity between servers, PCs, and mobile devices from anywhere. NaaS delivery means that traditional operational aspects of building and managing a VPN such as topology, traffic engineering, capacity planning, high-availability and the network operation center (NOC), are performed by the cloud network operator and not the customer. Cloud networking is a new way to market distributed enterprise networks that delivers enterprise-class network capabilities around the globe via a highly resilient, multi-tenant application, that requires no capital investment in networking equipment. Unlike traditional hardware-based legacy solutions, cloud networking is extremely simple, enabling businesses to deploy remote locations in minutes and operate their distributed networks via a cloud-based application, while maintaining centralized control and network visibility. These services are also subscription-based.