Banyan Edge Deployment Models
How to deploy the Banyan Edge for your organization
- Self-hosted Private Edge
- Global Edge
- Choosing an Edge Deployment Model
Banyan’s data plane utilizes a flexible architecture that allows for two edge deployment models - Self-hosted Private Edge and Global Edge - that you can choose depending on your organization’s needs. Note that Banyan’s control plane - the Cloud Command Center - is always delivered as a cloud Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) offering.
Self-hosted Private Edge
In the Self-hosted Private Edge deployment model, an organization deploys the Banyan Access Tier on a server with a public IP address that can be reached from the internet in the data centers or cloud clusters where corporate resources are hosted.
Edge Deployment - Self-hosted Private Edge
In the Global Edge Network deployment model, an organization uses Access Tiers that Banyan hosts in its Global Edge Network. The organization deploys the Banyan Connector on a server that can dial out to the internet in the data centers and cloud clusters where corporate resources are hosted. The Connector then establishes secure tunnels to the Access Tiers on the Global Edge Network.
Edge Deployment - Global Edge Network
Choosing an Edge Deployment Model
In both deployment models, admins define Policies and Services via the Cloud Command Center, and end user traffic flows through the Access Tier, which enforces zero-trust policies. However, the following differences can be considered when choosing a deployment model:
Global Edge advantages
The Global Edge deployment model uses an outbound Connector inside the org’s private network to connect to Banyan-managed Access Tiers on Banyan’s Global Edge Network. Since, in this case, Banyan manages the policy enforcement component (i.e., the Access Tiers), fewer upgrades and management costs are required on the organization’s behalf.
- Fewer upgrades and management costs
- Global points of presence to ensure low latency and reliable connections
- Simpler set-up (does not require ports to be opened; does not require creation of DNS records)
Self-hosted Private Edge advantages
Organizations who want to own the data plane (i.e., they want device traffic to private resources to route through servers that they own and manage) can opt for the Self-hosted Private Edge deployment model. In this model, Access Tiers are deployed on the organization’s private servers, in data centers where the org’s corporate resources are also hosted.
- Ability to own the data plane (i.e., the Access Tiers)
- Ability to manage upgrades of the Access Tiers
- Ability to use dedicated IP addresses for ingress/egress traffic flows
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