Apcela Arcus Platform

Enterprise Multicloud WAN

The Apcela Arcus Platform enables enterprises to seamlessly integrate core data centers, regional offices, and remote users with SaaS and IaaS Providers, all as a service. With a software-defined approach and the ability to push security to the edge, the Apcela Arcus Platform extends the traditional enterprise WAN to the cloud.

Many companies today have embraced multi-cloud WAN solutions. According to one State of the Cloud Report, 93 percent of global enterprises have embraced the multi cloud. Furthermore, public adoption of these solutions continues to accelerate as 61 percent of these organizations are currently planning to optimize their use of this type of service.

What drove this significant push towards multi cloud architecture? The simple answer is bottlenecking, which occurs when deploying multiple connecting workloads. Expensive connectivity, inconsistent network performance, and security issues contributed to it. A software-based multi cloud WAN environment provides an efficient solution to the problems faced by traditional frameworks with the data center at the hub of it all.

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The ‘data center’ is no longer the center of enterprise data

The traditional network architecture was built around securing, accessing, and managing enterprise data that was consolidated in the ‘data center.’ Then came the cloud. Slowly but surely, the information and workload that once resided in the data center moved.

The center of enterprise data became not only the ‘data center, but also AWS, Microsoft, Salesforce, and a host of other cloud service providers. The hub and spoke model of accessing and protecting that data became not only inefficient but ineffective.

What was needed was a new paradigm that extended the WAN beyond the data center to the multicloud environment in which the modern enterprise operates. Enter the Apcela Arcus Platform.

A multi cloud WAN platform gives your business systems a high level of flexibility. With our multi cloud architecture, you don’t have to change any of your processes to match the requirements of different cloud service providers. Instead, we provide you with the power to access more options finding the right cloud service providers that best fit your business needs.

Rethinking the Enterprise WAN

A software-defined approach

Apcela Arcus Platform allows enterprises to easily plug their existing network into a software-defined WAN that was built for today’s multicloud environment. Delivered as a service, Apcela is applying the speed and flexibility that we’ve grown to love about the cloud, to the network that connects it.

Our cloud-native application simplifies many processes like solution deployment, management, optimization, and integration. Our cloud infrastructure combined with native integration simplifies these processes, providing low overhead costs for connectivity while maintaining optimal performance across all cloud services.

Our Apcela Arcus Platform provides you with an application-based network infrastructure that you can use across multiple cloud platforms, including AWS, Google Cloud, and Salesforce. It removes inconsistencies found in traditional enterprise networks and allows you to enforce, coordinate and apply policies, so you have more control over your enterprise infrastructures.

How It Works

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Apcela Arcus Connect

Apcela Arcus Connect is our core product and enables Enterprises to easily extend their WAN across data centers, branch offices, distributed users, and the cloud. This fully managed service provides an SD-WAN overlay connected to Apcela’s global backbone, leveraging cloud and internet gateways across 60+ AppHubs worldwide to accelerate performance.

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A Software–Defined Network

Apcela Arcus Connect begins with an SD-WAN overlay to allow enterprises to intelligently route traffic based on business needs. Internet traffic can be offloaded directly to the public internet, business-critical traffic routed across existing MPLS, and performant sensitive cloud traffic routed across Apcela’s cloud-connected, private backbone.

Arcus improves performance by making business-critical traffic the priority. Our SD-WAN boosts security through a wide range of protection features. As your organization continues to adapt multi cloud applications, your operating costs increase due to the boost in online traffic. We reduce these costs by leveraging local internet access, which is less costly. The amount of traffic handled by our proprietary WAN backbone gets reduced and thus lowering your monthly operating costs. You’re looking at savings of 20 to 39 percent, according to IDC Research.

WAN Built for the Cloud

While the traditional WAN worked for the data center, Apcela Arcus Connect was built for the cloud. Apcela’s highly meshed global backbone creates high-speed express lanes between those data centers, branch offices, remote users, and the cloud. This provides the performance that you would expect from your traditional WAN for workloads that reside in the cloud.

Multi cloud computing provides a robust solution to the problems faced by a disaggregated enterprise WAN, which requires companies to invest in multiple devices. Remember that the traditional multi-device approach has inherent security flaws and functional networking gaps. The software-based solution via the Apcela Arcus Platform integrates various functions and cloud-based solutions to ensure high security and connectivity.

SaaS and IaaS On-Ramp

Performance of cloud services can improve by up to 40x as a result of Apcela Arcus Connect. Enterprises leverage the geographic, peering, and direct connect benefit with major SaaS and IaaS services like Office 365, AWS, Salesforce, or Google Cloud without needing to establish their own physical connections.

Our multi cloud architecture is highly scalable. It allows you to increase or reduce your storage requirements based on your current demands. These solutions also provide your business with reliable backup options.

Apcela Arcus Secure

Apcela Arcus Secure layers on top of Apcela Arcus Connect to enable an enterprise to distribute security to the edge. Leveraging AppHubs in Apcela’s global network, Apcela Arcus Secure lets network security teams lift the security stack that traditionally sat at the data center and shift it to the cloud.

Using multi cloud computing improves visibility and control across networks. It allows you to monitor traffic patterns, spot performance issues, and avoid potential security threats. We implement these features across different cloud deployments. You get centralized visibility on multiple clouds, which can help you ensure compliance with all industry standards, regulations, and data privacy laws.

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Security at the Edge

We enable enterprises to make this network security transition through the use of our 60+ AppHubs deployed in carrier-neutral exchanges around the world. AppHubs act as micro data centers in the cloud, distributing and pushing the security stack closer to end-users. This provides an operationally manageable number of firewalls while not compromising performance.

You never know when a data emergency will occur. Common causes include power outages, natural disasters, and failing server storage. Multi cloud provides you with redundant backup, allowing you to protect your company’s essential data and the applications you always use. In addition, it adds a level of security and reliability to all your resources so you can stay business as usual even after something unexpected happens.

More than just Firewalls

Apcela Arcus Secure goes well beyond just next-generation firewalls (NGFW). From Intrusion Detection and Protection Systems (IDS/IPS) to Secure Web Gateways (SWG) and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Apcela Arcus Secure allows teams to easily apply and manage security policies to a WAN built for the cloud.

24/7 SOC and NOC Support

Apcela Arcus Secure is then monitored and managed through Apcela’s state-of-the-art Network and Security Operation Centers (NOC and SOC). Dedicated to supporting customer needs at any time, day or night, Apcela’s operations and engineering teams include CCIE certified engineers skilled in layer 1, 2, and 3 networking, DWDM, CWDM, SD-WAN, Network Security, and Network Orchestration Tools.

Apcela Arcus Intelligence

Apcela Arcus Intelligence is where the power of automation and visibility into the network help to transform enterprises. By abstracting network, device, and application data, Apcela Arcus Intelligence can automate ticketing, provide never-before-seen insights and help to streamline event identification and resolution.

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The Power of the API

By abstracting data via API from SD-WAN and security devices and combining it with network health information from our own AppSensors, Apcela Arcus Intelligence becomes the orchestration tool for your network. The event correlation and ability to quickly identify impacted services dramatically improves mean time to repair.

Apcela Arcus Portal

Apcela Arcus Intelligence can be managed through the event correlation, network monitoring and ticketing tool in the customer portal. Enterprises can view latency performance, monitor all devices in the network, and view and open tickets all from this single pane of glass.

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