Cisco Viptela SD-WAN and AWS Transit Gateway: Cloud onRamp

Today we are going to talk about Cloud onRamp using Cisco SDWAN solution. The Cloud onRamp uses the Viptela SDWAN and AWS Transit Gateway integration. 

It allows us to use Cisco Cloud onRamp for Multi-Cloud, a feature offered by Cisco’s vManage SD-WAN controller, to connect their branch sites to the workloads deployed in AWS.

With Cloud onRamp for Multi-Cloud being the single pane of glass management to orchestrate both Cisco SD-WAN components and AWS Transit Gateway, the entire process is simplified and automated.

Fig 1.1- Cisco Viptela SDWAN onRamp

There are four key components of this integration:

Cisco Cloud onRamp for Multi-Cloud: Cloud OnRamp for Multi-Cloud extends the fabric of the Cisco SD-WAN overlay network into public cloud instances, allowing branches with Cisco SD-WAN routers to connect directly to public-cloud application providers.

Cisco SD-WAN virtual router: The Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000v (CSR 1000v) is a virtual-form-factor router that delivers comprehensive WAN gateway and network services functions into virtual and cloud environments. It enables enterprises to transparently extend their WANs into provider-hosted clouds.

AWS Transit Gateway (TGW): An AWS Transit Gateway is a network transit hub that you can use to interconnect your virtual private clouds (VPC) and on-premises networks.

AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager: Transit Gateway Network Manager (Network Manager) enables customers to centrally manage their AWS networks that are built around Transit Gateways.

Benefits using the Cloud onRamp Solution: There are various benefits using the Cisco Viptela SDWAN onRamp solution. There are three major benefits of using the Cisco Viptela SDWAN onRamp solution as follows:

Simplified network management: Cloud OnRamp for Multi-Cloud as the single pane of glass management console that orchestrates both Cisco SD-WAN and AWS environment for site to cloud connectivity, including Transit VPC and TGW creation, peering and route exchange and host VPC auto-discovery and mapping.

Reduced deployment time and complexity: end-to-end network automation through Cloud OnRamp for Multi-Cloud.

Increase security: Extend SD-WAN benefits to AWS and enable inter-region VPC segmentation.