Easily Create Secure Networks Between Private Cloud, Hosted Virtual Data Centres, and Public Cloud Infrastructures.


LONDON, UK – 4 December 2013 – Abiquo, a leading cloud management platform vendor, has announced the addition of CohesiveFT’s VNS3 Software Defined Networking (SDN) product to its cloud solution portfolio. With the deployment of VNS3, service provider customers using Abiquo’s award-winning platform will be able to offer their cloud tenants a new way to easily create secure networks between their private, hosted virtual data centers, and public cloud infrastructures.

The integration of VNS3 with Abiquo’s platform also allows users to control SDN capabilities, and provide flexibility and additional security within the rigor and management of the service provider’s standard offers.

Abiquo users deploying VNS3 reap the following benefits:

  • Easily create software defined networks that span their Abiquo managed private, hosted or public clouds, building truly distributed applications;
  • Create an SDN firewall by using the VNS3 Manager to selectively permit outbound traffic to the Internet while guarding inbound traffic from external parties;
  • Secure data in motion with end-to-end encryption across the SDN;
  • Use more enterprise protocols and monitoring systems, such as UDP multicast and SNMP, across multiple cloud and dedicated platforms.

Ian Finlay, VP of Products at Abiquo, said, “Our global customers can now use VNS3 combined with our IaaS offering to solve common use cases such as securely connecting data centres to cloud application deployments, encrypting data-in-motion within and between virtual data centres, complying with security standards such as HIPPA and PCI, and extending their existing networks into their cloud offering.”

Ryan Koop, Director of Products and Marketing of CohesiveFT, added, “We are very pleased to work with Abiquo and make their innovative cloud IaaS even more dynamic. Customers can use our over-the-top network controls to do even more in their Abiquo deployments.”

VNS3 user-controlled network capabilities offer Abiquo customers the ability to control IP addresses, use normally unsupported protocols, and offer broader end-to-end data encryption.


VNS3 is now available for Abiquo customers to try on a limited license or “bring your own license” basis.

VNS3 images are ready for use in Abiquo’s image repository allowing them to be quickly provisioned into Abiquo virtual data centres running multiple hypervisors.