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Yesterday, at Amazon re:Invent, Aviatrix, a tool that helps users manage cloud deployments, announced and demonstrated Aviatrix Orchestrator. This new feature will make connecting multiple networks much easier. Essentially, it unifies the management of both AWS native networking services and Aviatrix services via a single management console.

How does Aviatrix Orchestrator support AWS Transit Gateway?

AWS Transit Gateway helps customers to interconnect virtual private clouds and their on-premises networks to a single gateway. Users only need to create and manage a single connection from the central gateway to each Amazon VPC, on-premises data center, or remote office across your network. It basically acts as a hub that controls how traffic is routed among all the connected networks which act like spokes.

Aviatrix Orchestrator adds an automation layer to AWS Transit Gateway that allows users to provision and implement route domains securely and accurately. Users can automatically configure and propagate segmentation policies and leverage built-in troubleshooting and visualization tools for monitoring the entire environment.

Some of the advantages of combining Aviatrix Orchestrator and AWS Transit Gateway include:

  • Ensuring your AWS network follows virtual private cloud  segmentation best practices
  • Limiting lateral movement in the event of a security breach
  • Reducing the impact of human error by removing the need for potentially tedious manual configuration.
  • Minimizing the blast radius that can result from misconfigurations.
  • Replacing a flat architecture with a transit architecture

Aviatrix Orchestrator is now available as an optional feature of the Aviatrix AVX Controller. New customers can launch the Aviatrix Secure Networking Platform AMI from AWS Marketplace to get access to this functionality. The existing customers can upgrade to the latest version of AVX software to use this feature.

For more detail, visit the Aviatrix website.

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