Citrix CloudBridge now connects to Microsoft Azure
Citrix has released a Tech Preview of their product CloudBridge. Citrix CloudBridge connects enterprise datacenters to external clouds and hosting environments, making the cloud a secure extension of the enterprise network.
This technology preview offers standard based secure connectivity to Microsoft Azure. With this enhancement, a customer can connect their enterprise data center to the Azure VPN gateway and access the IaaS and PaaS offerings from Microsoft.
This software is provided as a technology preview. Citrix is not providing technical support for this technology preview.
The following are the key points to note :
- Secure L3 connection to Azure VPN gateway
- CloudBridge deployment on the enterprise data center only. It is not running inside Azure
- No WAN Optimization or L2 extension supported in this solution since it needs deployment of CloudBridge on the Azure end as well.
To implement the Citrix CloudBridge solution, you connect a datacenter to Azure cloud by
setting up a tunnel between a CloudBridge appliance that resides in the datacenter and a
gateway that resides in the Azure cloud. This tunnel is called a CloudBridge tunnel. The
CloudBridge appliance in the datacenter and the gateway in Azure cloud are the end
points of the CloudBridge tunnel and are called peers of the CloudBridge tunnel.
A CloudBridge tunnel between a datacenter and Azure cloud uses the open-standard
Internet Protocol security (IPSec) protocol suite to secure communications between peers
in the CloudBridge tunnel.
Click here to download CloudBridge for Microsoft Azure (requires a valid mycitrix.com account)