Connections Matter: Simplify Your Cloud Networking Infrastructure
Cloud computing began as a relatively simple concept whereby an enterprise ran some IT on-premises and connected to another IT resource in the cloud. But then one cloud became many. Clouds proliferated. In-house on-premise IT changed too. Enterprises began to go multi-cloud, utilizing different services from different suppliers. So today we have an issue with networking: these clouds need to connect with each other in a way which is secure, reliable and fast. This whitepaper is the story of cloud networking and the array of products from Alibaba Cloud which enable an enterprise not just to manage, but to thrive, in a world of networked virtual private clouds. We shall cover network and subnet setup, load balancing, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and the Network Address Translation (NAT) Gateway, with reference to Domain Name System (DNS) and security services on the way.