Cirrus Hosting (Cirrus Tech Ltd.), a Canadian provider of VPS hosting, enterprise cloud hosting and dedicated servers since 1999, will offer their public cloud hosting clients the ability to build private virtual networks within the Cirrus Hosting cloud.
Whereas deploying a private network normally involves the purchase of expensive dedicated switches or VLAN products, Cirrus Hosting’s cloud-based private network solutions would be inexpensive, quick to deploy, and easy to manage.
Providing features previously only available on private cloud infrastructure, Cirrus Hosting’s new private network products allow for the creation of networks with multiple subnets within the company’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud platform. Public cloud users now have the freedom to design and deploy network topologies suited to their specific infrastructure requirements, including both public Internet-facing subnets and firewalled private subnets.
As an example, a large eCommerce operation could create a network with web servers located on a public subnet, and application servers, file servers, and database servers located on a private subnet with no direct access to the wider Internet. Deploying networks in this fashion allows clients to securely isolate key parts of their infrastructure with strict access controls.
“The introduction of private networks is a significant enhancement to our public cloud platform,” said Cirrus CEO Ehsan Mirdamadi. “By allowing clients to easily create private and public subnets within their own private network, we have empowered them to leverage our technology to create flexible infrastructure deployments with fine-grained control over security, access, and scaling.”