Skyport Systems plugs the agility, security gaps of hybrid cloud


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As organizations move more of their infrastructure to the cloud, they are ending up with hybrid cloud applications. Part of the application runs in the traditional data center, and part runs in a cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform. In addition, organizations often need to connect SaaS services to resources that continue to reside inside their datacenters.

Applications that run in this mode typically use a connecting software gateway between the data center component and the cloud component, for example, Mule ESB or OneSaaS. This gateway allows the components to share data and work together seamlessly.

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For convenience, most organizations today tend to run these gateway applications in their data center alongside the associated applications. This deployment model allows the teams managing the applications to move quickly, but it creates a security problem where the gateway often connects directly from the cloud service through an encrypted tunnel, bypassing much of the security controls.

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