Extend iboss cloud into a Private Cloud Point of Presence
In some cases customers have data center capacity and would like to extend the iboss cloud into a private cloud. When this occurs, the customer creates a private cloud Point Of Presence (POP) and iboss cloud extends naturally into the private cloud adding one more POP to it’s global data center footprint. The private cloud only services the particular customer and is dedicated capacity for that customer. Everything needed to create a private cloud POP is provided by iboss. The containerized architecture of iboss cloud makes this seamless as iboss provides containerized gateway capacity that runs within the customer’s data center. Because the private cloud is just an extension of the global iboss cloud, any policies or controls configured within iboss cloud will automatically extend into the private cloud POP. The private cloud becomes part of the iboss cloud extending it to private points of presence. This provides the consistency in security and user experience necessary when extending the cloud into your headquarters or corporate data centers. All private cloud capacity is provided by iboss which reduces costs and simplifies deployment. Extending into a private cloud is completely optional but is available when needed.
In some occasions, customers may be running a required low-touch data center. In these cases, the data center is rich in connectivity and typically has large Internet connections. In situations like this, it may make sense to extend iboss cloud into a private cloud Point of Presence to scan and protect data directly within the private cloud data center vs. forwarding traffic to another cloud data center for protection.
The iboss cloud has the ability to optionally extend the cloud natively into a private cloud data center to form a private Point of Presence. The containerized cloud gateway capacity is data center grade, horizontally scaling and delivered in a node blade chassis. This private cloud extension of the iboss cloud is completely optional but can be taken advantage of if required by the organization. This eliminates the need for extra hops to additional data centers when traffic traverses the already highly connected data center.
The on-prem containerized cloud gateways support 100% of the proxy features traditional on-prem web gateway appliances support, including SOCKS proxy and authentication schemes such as Kerberos and NTLM. This means they can literally replace legacy web gateway appliances and instantaneously get an organization into the iboss cloud. This includes instant coverage for mobile users and remote offices without the need to back-haul data which immediately eliminates unnecessary data back-haul increasing speed and reducing costs.