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According to Gartner, by 2019 30% of enterprises will connect to clouds via direct connect solutions (WAN and cloud interconnect), up from 5% today. That’s a 600% shift in only two years!
Many leading cloud providers recognize the need for enterprises to connect their hybrid infrastructure, and have started to productize a direct, dedicated connection between private and public cloud environments. Rather than connecting to a cloud provider over the public Internet, direct cloud interconnect allows a company to establish private connectivity between a data center colocation environment and their cloud provider through a cross connect within the same environment.
In addition to a standard one-to-one direct connection, select colocation providers are now offering cloud exchanges. Cloud exchanges allow an enterprise to establish a single connection to multiple clouds through an Ethernet switch. This brings further efficiencies to a multi-cloud hybrid environment.
The relationship between enterprises and the cloud is constantly changing. What does not change is the need to measure the value technology investments bring to the business. Cloud interconnect provides several advantages to connecting over the public Internet. This is most easily broken down to five key indicators.
The 5 advantages to direct connect solutions are security, performance, reduced costs, reliability, and ease of doing business. To find out more, please click HERE to download a free e-book.
CoreSite offers private data center space with direct cloud interconnect solutions to all 4 of the major public providers – AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and IBM Bluemix. This solution provides dedicated access to these platforms, reducing costs and increasing performance of your hybrid cloud system. To find out more about CoreSite, our CARRIER OF THE MONTH please see the two-minute video below…