TCPWave's Cloud Capabilities

A Cloud-Based DDI Solution That Empowers Your Network


Cloud Infrastructure Provisioning Made Simple with Terraform Integration.

Organizations rely heavily on the internet for their day-to-day operations, and a crucial aspect of this reliance is the Domain Name System (DNS). However, traditional DNS solutions can be slow, unreliable, and vulnerable to cyber attacks, which can result in service downtime and loss of business. To address these challenges, organizations are increasingly turning to cloud-based DNS solutions. The cloud technology reduces the need for servers in data centers and enables the use of services provided by cloud providers. With the cloud model, organizations can swiftly build and only pay for the resources they use. This results in lower operating expenses for businesses when they extend their data centers into the cloud. As a result, the traditional role of a system administrator in managing on-premises servers is becoming less relevant. In the cloud, it takes only a few minutes to set up a compute node with the required software, compared to the days or weeks it could take for a system administrator to build a server from scratch in a customer-owned data center.

When extending data centers into the cloud, tasks such as network provisioning and DNS record management are made easier by utilizing the cloud provider's model. However, keeping up with the rapid demand and pace of DNS record updates can be challenging for DNS administrators. Additionally, managing DNS records in multiple Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), such as those offered by Amazon's AWS, Google, and Microsoft's Azure, can become complicated when attempting to update a central DNS database. As organizations expand their data centers into multiple clouds, the demand for resources in the compute, network, and storage spaces can increase exponentially. Traditional IPAMs are often unable to manage these DNS challenges in the cloud. TCPWave bridges this gap and resolves the challenges enterprises face when adopting cloud technology. The TCPWave DDI solution is a comprehensive DNS, DHCP, and IP address management solution that can be hosted either on-premises or in the cloud. When hosted in the cloud, TCPWave DDI offers several cloud-specific features that make it a popular choice among organizations looking for a reliable and scalable DNS solution. With TCPWave's cloud capabilities, organizations can quickly deploy and configure new services without the need for physical infrastructure, reducing the time-to-market and increasing agility.

Seamless DNS Management Across Multi-Cloud Environments

TCPWave offers a single pane of glass to manage DNS records across multiple cloud service providers. It seamlessly integrates with on-prem DDI infrastructure to update it when compute instances are provisioned in cloud-hosted infrastructures. Each cloud service provider offers a "hook" to trigger an event when a new compute node is provisioned, such as Amazon's AWS updating Route 53 automatically when a new EC2 instance is added. TCPWave leverages AWS Lambda to update the on-prem DDI infrastructure whenever EC2 instances are provisioned or terminated. Additionally, the TCPWave DDI can communicate directly with the AWS console to discover all cloud-hosted VPCs across all regions, which are added as subnets on the TCPWave DDI controller.

Optimizing DNS Performance and Security Across AWS and On-Premises

The TCPWave DNS appliance being used to forward top-level domains directly from Route 53 to an on-prem is one of the options. With this option, AWS clients can directly access the Route 53 resolver. The second option is to provision a TCPWave AWS EC2 DNS remote as a cache-only resolver with selective forwarding configured for Route53 hosted domains, which reduces the risk of DNS tunnelling. The TCPWave AWS EC2 DNS remote cannot resolve any public internet DNS names due to restrictions via the TCPWave DDI controller policies. Furthermore, by querying TCPWave remote appliances, a uniform set of management policies can be enforced across all cloud-hosted infrastructures and on-premises applications of an organization.

Mastering Multi-Cloud DNS Management with TCPWave DDI

TCPWave DDI's unified interface provides a significant advantage to organizations by allowing them to switch between multiple cloud service providers seamlessly. With TCPWave DDI, organizations can manage various cloud service providers simultaneously, including Route 53, Azure DNS, Google DNS, Cloudflare, Akamai, Neustar, and NS1, all under a single core license. This eliminates the need to invest in multiple DNS management tools or incur additional charges for managing multiple cloud service providers. One of the key features is its ability to handle the "plus two resolver," which allows it to effectively manage DNS traffic within virtual private clouds (VPCs). The "plus two resolver" feature enables TCPWave DDI to resolve DNS queries for VPCs without relying on external DNS servers. This means that DNS queries can be resolved quickly and efficiently, resulting in low-latency and high-performance DNS services.

Adaptive DNS Infrastructure with TCPWave DDI

The elastic computing capabilities of TCPWave DDI in the cloud allow organizations to scale their DNS infrastructure resources up or down based on their changing needs, without compromising performance or availability. This is particularly beneficial for businesses that experience sudden spikes in DNS traffic due to events such as product launches, marketing campaigns, or unexpected surges in website traffic. With TCPWave's elastic computing capabilities, organizations can ensure that their DNS infrastructure can handle such surges without causing any performance degradation or downtime. This, in turn, helps businesses maintain customer trust and confidence, ultimately driving revenue growth.

Streamlining Cloud Operations with TCPWave DDI: Automated Provisioning Made Easy

TCPWave DDI not only offers the aforementioned features but also provides a user-friendly interface for configuring BGP or OSPF routing and a BGP ASN management framework to streamline management. Additionally, by defining cloud-hosted subnets on TCPWave IPAM, organizations can take advantage of the solution's core features to quickly provision compute nodes in the cloud. For example, TCPWave DDI's controller can automatically generate cloud templates and spin up compute nodes by importing 1000 rows of Excel spreadsheet data. This simplifies cloud operations by enabling the TCPWave DDI controller to manage the DNS records, security groups, and VPC management of the cloud service provider.

AWS Integration
  • Seamless orchestration and automation of AWS network services, enabling efficient scalability and dynamic resource allocation.

Google Cloud Integration
  • Centralize Google network management services across multi-cloud environments, resulting in improved visibility, control, and security.

Akamai Integration
  • Enhanced performance and reliability of web applications, leveraging Akamai's global network infrastructure and our DNS management capabilities.

Azure Integration
  • Provides streamlined management of DNS services, offering businesses with enhanced security in the Azure cloud environment.

NS1 Integration
  • Leveraging NS1's DNS management capabilities with our robust network infrastructure, to achieve optimized performance.

Neustar Integration
  • Seamless alignment of DNS management and DDoS mitigation capabilities, to enhance network security posture.

Cloudflare Integration
  • Combination of advanced DNS management capabilities with Cloudflare's comprehensive web security services, to enhance security.

To summarize, TCPWave DDI is an all-encompassing DNS solution tailored for the cloud, making it a go-to option for organizations in search of a reliable, scalable, and cost-effective solution. TCPWave DDI is an excellent choice for organizations seeking to streamline their cloud operations. Moreover, the solution's unified interface enables seamless switching between multiple cloud service providers, making it a versatile and valuable tool for IT teams of all sizes.

Customer Testimonials

TCPWave's Cloud Capabilities have exceeded our expectations, and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a robust and scalable DNS solution. We can easily manage the DNS records, monitor network performance, and troubleshoot issues in real-time from a single intuitive interface.

- Ethan

We have been using TCPWave's Cloud Capabilities and we must say, we are thoroughly impressed with their service. Their cloud infrastructure is top-notch and has allowed us to scale the business efficiently without any hiccups.

- Layla