I am delighted to announce the integration of Microsoft's public cloud platform, Azure, into Tufin Orchestration Suite.
Over the past year we introduced the four leading cloud platforms into our suite: VMware NSX, OpenStack, Amazon Web Services and Azure – delivering one platform per quarter, enabling our customers to manage security policies across physical networks, private cloud and public cloud:
IT seems to be changing faster than ever these days - whilst organizations are rushing to catch up with the latest trends; several new ones are already on the rise.
In 2015, we saw the beginning of a shift of enterprise IT towards the cloud – private and public.
Many of our customers including fortune 500 companies are already running applications in the cloud for production needs, not just dev and test, and many are also deploying software-defined data centers with platforms such as NSX and OpenStack.
While increasingly more technologies are being added into the enterprise IT mix, none of the existing ones seem to be disappearing anytime soon - things can't just be ripped out so fast. The result is a growing level of heterogeneity in enterprise IT. If yesterday's data centers were based on Cisco, Juniper and HP – now you have VMware, OpenStack, AWS and Azure in the mix too.
And while yesterday's security plane was based on Check Point, Cisco and Juniper firewalls – now it's also Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, McAfee, hypervisors, distributed firewalls, security groups and more.
In a recent Gartner research report, “Effective Network Orchestration Starts by Automating Provisioning” Simon Richard, Research Director says: “IT organizations should prepare for end-to-end orchestration and SDDCs. The business wants IT to provision apps, not infrastructure.”
This is exactly our goal (and quite an ambitious one I should add): to provide a 'single pane of glass' for orchestrating secure and compliant application connectivity across the entire corporate network.
With the latest version of the orchestration suite, our customers can extend their control to the major cloud platforms.
And we're still busy at work so stay tuned!