The use case we will be covering in this blog is managed services.
In this scenario, a hosting provider at any physical data center could implement the Akros network services platform in their infrastructure. Network functions like packet filters, routers, NAT or load balancers could then be offered as a service to their tenants.
While offering services is not a new concept for managed hosting providers, the Akros network services from platform reduces the struggle, stress and cost typically associated with doing so.
The Akros cluster is connected to a provider's network via VLAN/VXLAN and sits in front of tenant servers (shown right).
Tenant traffic is classified and customized managed services, or network function chains, can be deployed instantly on a per tenant basis. For example, if Tenant A requires a load balancer and packet filter, that can be deployed in seconds via API call or Web Interface.
The same can be said for Tenant B who requires a Packet Filter, BGP Router and NATing.
While deploying these network functions chains is typically difficult and time consuming, with Akros these chains are created at the click of a button.
With the Akros network services platform, multitenant managed services can finally be productized at scale thanks to per-tenant QoS, elastic resource allocation and innate HA.
Best of all, this can all be done without the headaches of traditional appliances. This means no overprovisioning, 2N backups, disruptive maintenance windows or one size fits all solutions.
If you are interested in deploying the Akros network services platform in your network, schedule a demo today.