PacketFabric Cloud Router site-to-site VPN support expands enterprise cloud networking options

PacketFabric announced that it has released native support of IPsec VPN tunnels as a connection type for its Cloud Router product. In addition, Cloud Router now supports Network Address Translation (NAT), allowing enterprises to build premium private connections to cloud-hosted storage and applications that are delivered via public IP addresses.

PacketFabric Cloud Router now offers enterprise IT and network teams an expansive set of on-demand hybrid and multi-cloud connectivity services:

  • Carrier-class cloud connectivity to AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle at speeds up to 100Gbps
  • Secure, private connections to AWS S3 Cloud Storage at speeds up to 100Gbps, and Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics SaaS applications at speeds up to 10Gbps
  • Private optical data center connections via nearly 200 PacketFabric PoPs at speeds up to 100Gbps
  • IPsec VPN connections at speeds up to 2Gbps for branch office and other locations

“The cloud is all about scale and flexibility. But traditional cloud connectivity hasn’t delivered scalability or flexibility. You’ve had to backhaul traffic through data centers, wait an entire ice age for circuits to provision, rely on unpredictable Internet, or deal with inflexible long-term telco-style contracts,” said PacketFabric Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer Anna Claiborne.

“The era of inflexible and convoluted cloud connectivity is over. With VPN and NAT support, Cloud Router makes it easy to connect your hybrid, multi-cloud, and enterprise SaaS architecture, as well as tie branch offices into your cloud-centric WAN.”

Enterprises are increasingly utilizing multi-cloud architectures to drive mission-critical workflows and deliver customer and employee digital experiences. According to the Flexera 2021 State of the Cloud Report, enterprises have almost entirely embraced multi-cloud, with 92 percent of survey respondents reporting adoption of a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud strategy.

As more organizations evolve their WAN around a cloud core IT architecture, branch offices are connecting into that cloud core via a variety of methods, including SD-WAN, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), and enterprise colocation WAN hubs. Cloud Router VPN empowers enterprises with an easy, integrated way to connect branch offices into the cloud core.

PacketFabric Cloud Router utilizes a distributed, edge-based architecture that delivers consistent performance at any subscribed bandwidth. Cloud Router creates direct connections between public clouds, which eliminates the waste and security risks associated with suboptimal network architectures, internet unpredictability, backhauling of large data sets through data centers, or hairpinning through centralized choke points.

Cloud Router offers a predictable pricing model based on bandwidth level, delivering up to a 40% reduction in cost on cloud on-ramps versus usage-based cloud egress charges. Cloud Router is offered on a monthly subscription basis.

PacketFabric’s Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform orchestrates on-demand connectivity across colocation facilities, cloud providers, and private network interconnection across the globe. PacketFabric’s agile connectivity empowers enterprises to move at the speed of the cloud, digitally transform their business, and deliver superior digital experiences.

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