IPAM Synchronization for Microsoft Azure Cloud PlatformSingle Pane of Glass Cloud Management
Avoid Losing Control of Your Cloud Infrastructure
Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud are the current ways to build an IT infrastructure, taking full advantage of each cloud host for its specificity, security and costing model. In general, corporations are selecting the most appropriate cloud for their application hosting strategy, depending on user access, scalability, data retention and security as main criteria. From an application perspective, most modern software designs are able to fit in any cloud solution, eliminating business constraints, but I&O teams need to deal with security, continuity, cost optimization, auditing and coherence.
Any workload deployed in a renowned and integrated environment is automatically well managed and provides a controlled service level. For workloads deployed elsewhere, it is more complex to ensure all processes and enforcement are fully controlled. For providing control, a good place to start is with a repository of all the assets, and then ensuring the repository is kept up-to-date. IPAM, which is one part of the DDI strategy, offers this capability.
The DDI ecosystem needs to be fully interfaced with all the cloud environments deployed in a multi-cloud approach in order to guarantee central visibility and offer the ability to automate all processes.
IPAM for Cloud Infrastructure Visibility
Servers and workloads are spread across multiple clouds, including Microsoft Azure, so have become complex to control. Understand how to improve global visibility over cloud resources and keep your IP repository always up to date.
Global Visibility using Single Pane of Glass
SOLIDserver IPAM integrates a global view over Azure IP network resources hosting computing and services. This offers complete IP topology visibility of any networks deployed in the Azure public cloud, alongside the ones hosted on premises. All the computing resources using IP addresses are also visible directly in the central IPAM, allowing unification of the administration process and reporting.
Once synchronization information is provided to the central IPAM, all the Azure cloud networks are automatically created, modified or removed during their lifetime. IPAM still remains the central repository even with Azure cloud hosted workloads. This enables visibility for I&O teams in processes like policy control, auditing or accounting in addition to standard management and troubleshooting.
Push Cloud Limits With Seamless Integration
SOLIDserver Cloud IPAM Sync is based on Microsoft Azure API and requires no additional tools or solutions to be set up to gather information located in the IPAM from Azure. Security of access is controlled directly in the Azure Active Directory, and all communications use encrypted channels in order to guarantee confidentiality and integrity of the data exchanges.
Provisioning of the link between Microsoft Azure hosting solution and the SOLIDserver is a very simple task, requiring an identity to be created on the Active Directory and some parameters to be set in the IPAM. It only takes 5 minutes to perform all actions on both sides and directly see the subnets and endpoints created in the space during synchronization.
Ease Navigation with Object and Concept Mapping
SOLIDserver IPAM has a very clever way to present IP network information to the network administrator. The object hierarchy is presented on overlapping views from the entire VLSM topology down to the single IP address.
From Azure topology, Cloud IPAM Sync automatically maps resource groups and all the contained virtual networks and subnets to the already existing IPAM topology in order to make navigation easier and more efficient.
Ensure Data Protection Through Synchronization and Filtering
Azure cloud hosting can be split into multiple tenants and subscriptions. Generally a single tenant is enough to cover any usage across many counties, subscriptions can be used to separate entities, for example to allow billing transfer to another entity or customer. Resource groups are also used to create application or environment zones.
The IPAM cloud network synchronization is based on all these properties in order to be able to apply specific parameters to each, like frequency or space in which network topology will be found. If required, some networks can be filtered out from the synchronization process, for confidentiality or regulation reasons for example.
Flexible APIs and Automated Process for Advanced Orchestration
With all IP networking objects synchronized from Azure Cloud, the flexible APIs and automation process available by default in the SOLIDserver can be used for richer orchestration, control and security automation within the whole ecosystem. All existing tools and solutions already connected to the SOLIDserver DDI solution can directly benefit from Azure networking information and extend their coverage without any major change.
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