Networks and Internet
Complex structures? No problem!
The Aruba Cloud Computing solution guarantees a network speed of up to 1000 Mbit/s for all the Cloud Servers. Cloud Server Pro has no bandwidth limits, whereas Cloud Server Smart has limited internet traffic based on the chosen plan.
Compared to the services offered by other competitors, Aruba Cloud Server Pros can be connected with each other through the use of Virtual Switches creating an actual physical infrastructure.
You may also choose to configure Public IPs and totally remove the connectivity of the Cloud Server Pro and manage the service from the Recovery Console.
Each Cloud Server Pro has 3 Network Adapters which can be connected to the Public IPs for Internet connection and to the Virtual Switches to create Private Virtual Networks.
3 Network adapters for each Cloud Server
Up to 1000 Mbit/s
Virtual Private networks
Possibility to disconnect the Cloud Servers from the public network
A Virtual Switch is like a physical network Switch that allows you to connect two or more Cloud Server Pro in a private network.
The speed of the Virtual Switch is 1000 Mbit/s per port, even if the speed of each Cloud Server is limited to what is offered by the respective hypervisor.
Each Virtual Switch is reserved for the user from the moment it is created until it is deleted. The internal network traffic is not calculated and is completely free.
Public IP addresses are used to connect the Cloud Server to the Internet and can be purchased separately.
When the Cloud Servers are created, each one is assigned a free preconfigured Public IP address, which for the Cloud Server Pro can be changed or deleted by the user at any time.
Today with Aruba Cloud your VMs are IPv6-ready
For each IPv4 you get a /64 IPv6 subnet in a Dual-Stack configuration; IPv4 and IPv6 operate side by side, after selecting the hypervisor and the template in the VM feature page, you will have the option of adding an IPv6 address.
What's the difference between IPv4 and IPv6 and what are the advantages of IPv6?
The major difference between the two protocol versions is that the address space of IPv6 is much larger: you can in fact assign unique addresses to numerous networks and thousands of devices. IPv6 improves the implementation of security standards like SSL and reduces the costs contributing significantly to simplify the development of various applications like IP-Phone, interactive games and e-commerce sites.The large address space of IPv6 makes the NAT unnecessary, and the protocol, given the way it was designed, is intrinsically more secure than its predecessor IPv4. Last of all, IPv6 includes some improvements compared to the IPv4, like auto-configuration, its mobility and extensibility.
Why should I activate IPv6?
IPv6 is essential if you want your services to continue to be used by all web users and in particular by users in developing markets. Seeing that the Internet is gradually becoming a dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 network, IPv6 readiness is important to ensure universal connectivity and to cope with the increase of devices connected per person. Also, with rising difficulties and increasing costs for getting IPv4 addresses, soon some websites will only be available on IPv6 and will not be reached without it. After purchasing a new Public IP address you can configure the Reverse DNS service (this can be done also for your existing Public IPs). Reverse DNS allows you to resolve a Public IP to a host (as a FQDN): this makes sure that the Public IP address and the configured domain name correspond. Speed towards the public network is 1000 Mbit/s per port, based on the hypervisor being used. Each Public IP is reserved for the user from the moment it is created until it is deleted. With the Cloud Server Pro solution, the external network traffic is not calculated and is completely free. Whereas with the Cloud Server Smart plan, the external network traffic is limited based on the chosen plan.
Note: Unified Storage, Load Balancers and Virtual Switches will not be affected by the introduction of IPv6 and will remain compatible exclusively with IPv4. Maximum limit of 16 IPv6 simultaneous in use. Please contact support if you need to remove this limit.
Bandwidth and traffic
Connectivity is one of the foundations of Cloud services, for this reason we at Aruba have dedicated a considerable amount of bandwidth to the Cloud Computing service.
Under normal conditions the bandwidth is 1000 Mbit/s. In an emergency or full capacity of our systems, an internet speed of at least 10Mbit/s is guaranteed for each Cloud Server.
Bandwidth speed test measured on a Cloud Server with VMware Hypervisor. The data is real and provided as an example