Anapaya, AWS and InterCloud to expand SCION network access

Intercloud.Jan 24, 2024

Enhancing connectivity for Swiss Critical Infrastructure Sectors

Zurich, Switzerland - January 24, 2024 – Anapaya, a Swiss networking solutions provider, has collaborated with AWS (Amazon Web Services) and managed connectivity provider, InterCloud, to facilitate SCION network access for sectors with critical infrastructure needs, including financial services, life sciences, and public sector.

Developed at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), SCION (Scalability, Control, and Isolation On Next-Generation Networks) is a next-generation internet architecture that aims to offer high availability, high security and efficient point-to-point network packet delivery that has become an industry standard in Switzerland, notably for banking and healthcare. The Swiss National Bank and SIX have announced that the SCION-based Secure Swiss Finance Network (SSFN) will replace the existing Finance IPNet by September 2024. Health Info Net AG (HIN), the standard for secure communication for healthcare professionals in Switzerland connecting over 50,000 Swiss healthcare organizations and practitioners, has been using SCION since early 2023.

Anapaya's introduction of the virtual appliance, Anapaya EDGE, in the AWS Marketplace enables SCION network access for AWS users. Through their collaboration with AWS, they have also developed a reference architecture that guides customers and providers in establishing SCION connectivity, providing a streamlined solution for AWS customers. For more technical insights, please refer to the accompanying blog post here.

Leveraging the Anapaya solution built on AWS, InterCloud now offers SCION connectivity through Anapaya EDGE to its AWS-based customers, enhancing flexibility and reliability for critical infrastructures.

“With SCION technology, companies can take a fresh approach to bridging the gap between disconnected domains, whether they are public or private. Thanks to this partnership, an Anapaya EDGE running in an AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is able to bring a consistent security model, from customers’ privately operated cloud resources to any public or private destination. The blend of this advancing capability alongside InterCloud’s decades of experience of delivering managed private connectivity to cloud destinations is something we’re really excited about. It’s clear this can help to bring solutions to customers’ ever-evolving challenges to deliver security, control and predictability across the data path” says Pierre Cérou, Deputy CTO at InterCloud.

For Anapaya, introducing EDGE on AWS aligns with its goal to offer secure global connectivity. Previously focusing on on-premises deployments, this cloud-based option positions Anapaya EDGE as a key player in digital transformation. It's especially relevant for cloud-native companies like neo-banks, aiming to boost security.

Dario Colacicco, Chief Product Officer at Anapaya Systems, says, “Our collaboration with AWS and InterCloud allows us to expand SCION access to a broader range of customers and industries through Anapaya EDGE on AWS. We are delighted that AWS is the pioneering cloud provider that has offered its support, enabling customers to access Anapaya EDGE directly on the AWS Marketplace.”

Christoph Schnidrig, Head of Technology at Amazon Web Services, Switzerland, added, “To meet customer demand for connectivity with SCION-based networks, we're excited to collaborate with Anapaya on launching Anapaya EDGE in the AWS Marketplace. This reflects our commitment to providing innovative solutions that address the critical needs of customers in regulated sectors like finance, healthcare, and public services.”

About Anapaya

Anapaya is a Swiss scaleup providing SCION-based solutions for a more secure, reliable and high performing data networking experience. The suite of Anapaya's solutions empower global businesses and network providers with the tools to transport critical business data securely, quickly and efficiently through the internet - sending information between corporate sites, trusted partners and cloud providers. Through its partner ecosystem of telecommunication companies, system integrators and cloud providers, Anapaya operates a next-generation network. Customers include the Swiss National Bank and SIX with the SSFN, the Health Info Net with the SSHN and the Swiss Government, among others. Anapaya was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland.

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