In this white paper we explore:
The importance of the underlying connectivity that enables the cloud
The different options for connecting to major Cloud Service Providers
Different types of cloud on-ramp
The main considerations for defining a successful cloud connect strategy
Building cloud-ready infrastructure is no easy task. One of the most important enablers of any cloud strategy is the underlay network that connects users and offices to their chosen cloud service provider. Cloud services, by their very nature, are based on a centralized production model, in hyperscale environments. This makes connectivity to the cloud business-critical, although it is something that is often overlooked.
With a wealth of service and supplier options available, together with varying levels of quality (and Service Level Agreements), resilience and network coverage between different suppliers, many enterprises struggle to decide upon the best approach. Is the public Internet a viable option or are dedicated cloud on-ramps the way to go?
Arelion solves global connectivity challenges for multinational enterprises whose businesses rely on digital infrastructure. On top of the world’s #1 ranked IP backbone and a unique ecosystem of cloud and network service providers, we provide an award-winning customer experience to customers in 120 countries worldwide. Our global Internet services connect more than 700 cloud, security and content providers with low latency. For further resilience, our private Cloud Connect service connects directly to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud and Oracle cloud across North America, Europe and Asia.