Many Cloud Connectivity Providers (CCPs) have a multitude of options available when it comes to cloud connectivity, however, the complete lack of industry standards and often confusing terminology can make things rather difficult to understand. Do you know the difference between cloud connect, IP connect, direct connect, dedicated interconnect, fast connect or direct link? Are there any differences?
In recent years, multi-cloud infrastructure has emerged as the solution of choice for over 90% of companies, with 58% working with at least 4 and 15% working with over 10. Avoiding vendor lock-in, risks around single cloud reliability, and the need for price-sensitive deployments has boosted the desire for a multi-cloud strategy.
Cloud Connectivity transparency ought to be considered as a critical component of any cloud, hybrid-cloud or multi-cloud deployment. Simplicity of a network overview is particularly important given the unique nature of Cloud Connect. Administrators and network engineers demands on time and resources are continually evolving and skills stretched to the limits.
Your internet connection is like plumbing; you only notice when things foul up. Does the system of pipes and nodes have the capacity to support us now we’re forced to work from home?
Odds are if you are serious about the cloud, you’re already using at least one of Microsoft Azure, AWS, HPE Helion, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud or somebodies cloud. There are benefits to each of the many cloud providers, however, it’s not only just good practice to have more than one, it’s also probably a necessity as each has its own unique features. Quite simply, not one vendor has the perfect answer to absolutely everything. If that were the case, there would be no competition!
Organisations are not limited to only a single cloud network providers solution option. Furthermore, they’re not merely able to access valuable cloud resources via the Internet. We advocate a combination of solutions to form a resilient, high-speed, high-availability, hybrid cloud network.
Cloud providers understand that you’ve made significant investment in your on-premise and data centre operations. They know that you’re probably not all that ready to rip everything out and move everything to the cloud. This is why there have been some major initiatives regarding optimising the way businesses connect privately into the public cloud.
AWS and Azure have dominated the cloud computing market for years but are now facing a challenge from Google.
In a world increasingly concerned with the planet, companies are constantly looking for ways to be “greener”. Paper straws and cycle-to-work schemes are increasingly common, but what can their IT departments be doing to reduce their carbon footprint?
IT outsourcing is on the rise. This is fuelled by the increase in IT spending for a digital transformation. Also, this is not just the private sector. The public and private sectors alike are keen to digitally transform.