We are a small business looking to move away from physical server devices and into the cloud so that we can accomplish two things:
1. Ability to scale and deploy virtual cloud servers at any given time.
2. Move away from the datacenter/current provider to a more reputable and recognized brand name (Softlayer, Rackspace, etc).
However, to accomplish this is a bit difficult for us as we have a few requirements:
-We announce and utilize our own ipv4 space which we want to continue doing after migrating to a cloud provider.
-We use Akamai/Prolexic for mitigating DDOS traffic via GRE tunnels setup on our router - we require this when moving to cloud as well.
-We use other DDOS defense appliances of which we must be able to utilize in a cloud too (perhaps some sort of custom cloud setup that uses some of our appliances).
I do not know what to look for when making such a switch. Can someone recommend to me what the best network setup would be in order to achieve these goals? And what company would best be able to help me accomplish this?