IBM Cloud

Experience a controlled, scalable, and flexible connection to IBM Direct Link.

Cloud Connect for IBM Cloud

Arelion Cloud Connect provides customers with controlled, flexible and scalable private network connectivity to IBM Cloud locations.

Through our Cloud Connect offering, customers can select from 1, 2, 5, or 10Gb/s link alternatives to access an IBM Cloud location using Arelion’s award winning backbone.

Architect for control

Configure your service to match your redundancy requirements. Using Arelion’s multiple points-of-presence and extensive network, you can choose the right service to suit your needs. Cloud Connect allows you to connect to multiple IBM Cloud on-ramps within an IBM region for maximum redundancy and gain control over a well-architected framework.

IBM Cloud locations

Connect to the following IBM Cloud peering locations with Arelion’s Cloud Connect at connectivity capacity options of 50Mb/s to 10Gb/s.

Arelion was able to guide Ankama through the Cloud Connect set-up process and co-ordinate the delivery of dedicated connectivity using Arelion’s network - an effortless experience.

Julien Drouard
North America locations
IBM Cloud region Interconnect city Interconnect TC PoP
Americas Ashburn

Equinix DC2

Equinix DC2

Americas Dallas

Equinix DA1

Equinix DA1

General info about Cloud Connect

Technical highlights
1GE, 10GE and 100GE ports available to connect you to Arelion. For the connections with Cloud Service Providers, we can offer all bandwidths supported by the CSP which range between 50Mbps and 10Gbps
Use the same port for additional Arelion products
Multiple redundancy options
Geographically diverse
Order through Arelion, our customer portal
Security highlights

With network infrastructure extended into the cloud, your security perimeter becomes more complex. Cloud Connect adds a secure layer between your network and the cloud provider, eliminating exposure to the public internet.

Secure by design features
NOC situated in a well secured and connected building with multiple power sources
Physical and logical security from design to deployment
A network-wide User Acceptance Policy
Customer Service authentication procedures
Clear customer data handling policies
Secure web portal (TLS version 1.2)

How to order Cloud Connect

Connect to IBM Cloud Direct Link using Arelion’s global high-capacity backbone.

Arelion Ethernet Port ordering

Video instruction for customers who do not have Arelion network connection ports. 

For any support related to MyArelion Portal and Cloud Connect configuration please contact the Arelion support team. 

Arelion Cloud Connect ordering

Video instruction for customers on how to order Cloud Connect from the CSP side.

  • Log in to the IBM Cloud Console and place an order for the Direct Link Connect on Classic service. Upon completing the order, you will receive a case ID (ticket number) for the Direct Link Connect, which serves as your IBM Cloud Service ID.

Next steps: 

  • Log in to the MyArelion portal to configure your Cloud Connect service using the IBM Cloud Service ID.
  • Arelion will then initiate a request for a Virtual Circuit from IBM.
  • IP assignment on the IBM Cloud networking infrastructure will be completed within three business days after the Virtual Circuit request is processed. IBM will verify the case and provide you with a private IP address to configure BGP.

For any assistance related to the MyArelion Portal, please don't hesitate to contact the Arelion support team. If you require support regarding the IBM Direct Link Connect on Classic, kindly get in touch with IBM.

Want to learn more?

Read or guide to understand the defenition of What Cloud Connect is and how to access the cloud.

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