IPAM Synchronization for Google Cloud Platform (GCP)Single 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. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers Public Cloud services connected with all other Google Platform Services. 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, especially when there’s some level of delegation to remote teams.

Any workload deployed in a renowned and integrated environment is de facto well managed and provides a controlled service level. For workloads deployed in Public Clouds such as GCP, it is more difficult to ensure all processes and enforcement are fully controlled. For providing control, a good place to start is with a consolidated repository of all the assets, and then ensuring the repository is kept up-to-date and shared among all stakeholders. 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 Google Cloud Platform, so have become complex to control. Understand how to improve global visibility over cloud resources and keep your IP repository always up to date.

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Global Visibility using Single Pane of Glass

SOLIDserver IPAM integrates a global view over GCP Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) IP network resources hosting computing and services. This offers complete IP topology visibility of any networks deployed in the GCP 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 GCP cloud networks are automatically created, modified or removed during their lifetime. IPAM still remains the central repository even with CGP 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 Google Cloud Platform API and requires no additional tools or solutions to be set up to gather information located in the IPAM from GCP. Security of access is controlled directly in the GCP through the application permissions. All communications use encrypted channels in order to guarantee confidentiality and integrity of the data exchanges.

Provisioning of the link between the GCP hosting solution and the SOLIDserver is a very simple task, requiring a simple application with the appropriate permissions and a few 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.

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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 associated with an endpoint.

From Google Cloud Platform topology, Cloud IPAM Sync automatically maps VPC address range, subnets and endpoints into the IPAM topology based on blocks, networks and IP addresses of the already existing IPAM topology in order to make navigation easier and more efficient.

Ensure Data Protection Through Synchronization and Filtering

GCP cloud hosting can be split into multiple Accounts/Organizations, Projects and Virtual Private Clouds (VPC). The VPC entity can be used to separate applications or business environments or be able to apply specific security patterns like segmentation and zoning.

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.

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Flexible APIs and Automated Process for Advanced Orchestration

With all IP networking objects synchronized from Google Cloud Platform, 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 GCP networking information and extend their coverage without any major change.

IPAM Best Practices

Learn how to implement rich IP address management best practices to automate network infrastructure reliability and security over all clouds.

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Single Pane of Glass Management

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Advanced Automation

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Accurate Cloud Usage Reporting

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Multi-Cloud Visibility

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Easy Integration with Open APIs

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Rapid 5-minute Installation

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