Skytap Announces New AutoNetworks™ and CloudControl™ Capabilities for Enterprise Hybrid Clouds

Today, November 14, Skytap has released an update to its AutoNetworks™ technology adding a multi-virtual private network (Multi-VPN) capability.

The company is rapidly growing in cloud computing, in August introduced virtual private PaaS; new hybrid cloud capabilities for VMware environments and today is offering the possibility to its customers to create multiple two-way secure connections with multi-VPN capability, they would be able co connect a single Skytap environment to multiple geographically distributed on-premise endpoints.  Multi-VPN capability would give the opportunity to create secure hybrid clouds.

  • For hybrid clouds, AutoNetworks offers the self-service creation and management of multi point-to-point VPN connections via IPsec, one-click network connections from environments to VPN tunnels, and self-healing VPN connections via dead peer detection.
  • AutoNetworks also empowers self-service network creation and management for each environment, automatic management of IP addresses for networks within an environment (DHCP), automatic name resolution services for VMs on a network (DNS), and the ability to customize to use external custom name resolution services (custom DNS) for VMs on a network.
  • Lastly, AutoNetworks enables the automatic creation of network isolated environments, one-click options to expose environments via public IPs and specific ports, one-click network connections between environments within Skytap Cloud using inter-configuration network routing, and the ability to create multiple networks for multi-tier architectures (e.g., database back-end, web front-end).

Brian White, vice president of products at Skytap, is commenting:

Skytap customers are using AutoNetworks to dynamically create over 2,000 networks each day in Skytap Cloud, multi-VPN capability delivers on our customers’ desire to easily and flexibly use Skytap Cloud as a secure extension to their on-premise resources, starting with dynamic workloads including development and testing, virtual training, and software demos where the business benefits of moving to the cloud are compelling.