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Design Zone for Cloud

The multicloud world is complex. We make it simple. Simple to connect. Simple to protect. Simple to consume.

Enabling the multicloud world

It’s a multicloud world, where multiple services from multiple clouds play key roles in your digital transformation.  But that world is growing in complexity. With the Cisco Multicloud Portfolio, we keep things simple. Discover how we bring together essential software for networking, security, analytics, and management to help simplify your multicloud world.

Explore our cloud design guides

Simple to connect (PDF – 59 KB)

Simplify how you connect to the multicloud world and improve your application experience.

Simple to protect (PDF – 91 KB)

Simplify how you protect your multicloud world and your data across your environments.

Simple to consume (PDF – 70 KB)

Simplify how you consume services in a multicloud world. Deploy. Monitor. Optimize.

Cloud Connect design and deployment guides

Featured guide: Extend networks with Meraki

Learn how to connect and scale clouds with Meraki SD-WAN’s virtual MX in Azure and AWS and how to configure and monitor with the Meraki Dashboard.

Connect to AWS with Direct Connect

Deploy an Amazon Web Services Virtual Private Cloud (AWS VPC) with Direct Connect connectivity.

Connect to Azure Transit VNet

Use the Azure Transit VNet architecture to simplify deployment and centralize operation.

Connect to AWS with VPN

Deploy an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) with VPN connectivity.

Connect to Azure Cloud

Cisco Services and Azure ExpressRoute deliver hybrid cloud networking solutions and services.

Connect multiple VPCs on AWS

Deploy transit Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform.

Design your VPC connection

Understand the design considerations and methods for connecting to cloud provider networks.

Deploy Cloud onRamp for SaaS

Improve the branch office experience for SaaS applications while simplifying operations.

Cloud Protect design and deployment guides

Featured guide: Monitor public and private networks

Detect threats in real time, whether an attack is taking place on the network, in the cloud, or across both with Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud.

Improve security through insights

Gain behavior-based application insight, automated whitelist policy generation, and zero-trust security with Cisco Tetration.

Unify endpoint management

Gain visibility and control over endpoint devices with Cisco Meraki Systems Manager, an easy-to-use, cloud-based solution.

Protect your internet access

Protect web browsing and cloud application usage with DNS and anti-malware security using Cisco Umbrella and AMP for Endpoints.

Protect your SaaS applications

Take control with data loss prevention, app black/white-listing and threat detection using Cisco Cloudlock.

Cloud Consume design and deployment guides

Featured guide: Optimize your code

Learn from an application’s behavior in a production environment and make changes in the application code accordingly with Cisco AppDynamics APM.

Migrate applications to cloud

Ensure efficient, secure, and controlled migrations of your applications to cloud with Cisco CloudCenter and AppDynamics APM.

Model. Deploy. Manage. Optimize.

Seamlessly deploy, monitor, and optimize applications in your multicloud environment with Cisco CloudCenter and AppDynamics APM.

Implement governance

Gain the visibility and control you need to maintain governance in your organization with Cisco CloudCenter.

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