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3 Ways to Connect to Your Public Cloud
1. Internet Connectivity
This is exactly what you think it is. You can create web servers and applications that allow anyone in the world to connect to your public cloud application.
2. VPN Connectivity
This is a standard IPSEC tunnel terminating at the vSphere Edge Gateway on the edge of your public cloud in vCloud Air. Using vCloud Connecter Data Center L2 Extension, you can even extend your layer 2 and 3 networks enabling you to maintain the subnet structure while providing secure access to your applications and VMs in the public cloud.
Think about the power there. As the owner of a hybrid cloud, you have a datacenter and security edge devices you own and maintain. The policies are all yours. The benefit is that you get the flexibility and cost savings of putting assets in the public cloud, but you can direct all internet traffic through your device in your datacenter. Now your public cloud looks just like another physical datacenter in a remote location. You control the access while providing a secure tunnel.
3. Direct Connect
The direct connect option opens up two possibilities. First, you can directly connect an MPLS or other private circuit directly into your public cloud that is dedicated, secure, and predictable into a datacenter that just happens to live in the cloud. You apply the same type of policy-driven security via trusted security devices just as discussed with the VPN across a private circuit, which truly extends your local LAN.
Second, direct connect also allows you to ride a 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps direct link from a VMWare partner datacenter colocation cage directly into your VMWare vCloud Public cloud. Your private cloud assets can live in a datacenter and have a high speed LAN connection directly into your public cloud. This opens up the idea of hybrid cloud to also include physical storage connected to public cloud machines via the 10 Gbps link.
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