Virtual Networks

A virtual network allows you to control one or more remotely-located computers or servers via the Internet. You can store, retrieve and manage the data housed in remote servers, run various software packages and operate peripherals remotely as well. Traffic between multiple virtual networks (single, multiple, local and geographically-diverse) stays within the configured network. It does not spill over into the Internet. Your data is always 100% secure within the network.

 

Virtual Network Benefits

You can deploy a Virtual Services Switch to consolidate diverse services and devices and control them from a centralized location. By doing this, you reduce operational complexities and costs involved in operating numerous separate devices in diverse geographical locations. Maintenance becomes relatively simple via device drivers; administrators can resolve issues on remote machines from a centralized location via virtual networking. Note that you may have to install virtual networking software on your remote assets in order to manage them centrally. An efficient and highly scalable virtual networking solution can help you seamlessly manage and control your computing assets from anywhere in the world.

Isolation

VNets are completely isolated from one another. That allows you to create disjoint networks for development, testing, and production that use the same CIDR address blocks.

Access to VMs within the VNet

All IaaS PaaS role instances and IaaS VMs can be launched in the same virtual network and they can connect to each other using private IP addresses even if they are in different subnets without the need to configure a gateway or use public IP addresses.

Security

Traffic entering and exiting the virtual machines and PaaS role instances in a VNet can be controlled using Network Security groups.

Access to the public Internet

VPN can work in the public network and are like a WiFi hotspot or a private network. 

Name resolution

Azure provides internal name resolution for IaaS VMs and PaaS role instances deployed in your VNet.  If you want to connect by hostname rather than IP address, then you can deploy your own DNS servers and configure the VNet to use them.

Connectivity

VNets can be connected to each other, and even to your on-premise datacentre, by using a site-to-site VPN connection, or ExpressRoute connection.

Consistent Automation across Data centres and The Cloud

Virtual networks increase speed and agility of business, efficiently scaling support to on-cloud and off-cloud data centre applications. Multiple virtual networks, routed through subnets can be configured to the cloud and deployed to manage widely diverse geographical assets. You can achieve a higher degree of control over your virtual networking environment by defining traffic flows via WAN optimizers, load balancers and application firewalls. Using virtual networks, you can easily extend your existing on-premises IT environment into the cloud. It’s as simple as connecting to a network in a remote office. A policy-based cloud automation system integrated with virtual networking environment helps you to achieve consistent automation across geographically-diverse data centres.

By deploying virtual networking, you can scale your operational efficiency and operational reach to an unimaginable extent. Why to search here and there when we are already ready with these beneficial solutions to help you out?