Tesserent offers direct connectivity to Microsoft Azure and AWS
As more and more businesses move on-premise equipment to specialised data centres or virtualise to the cloud, fast and secure connectivity to these environments is critical to the success of such outsourcing models.
Over the 12 years Tesserent has been managing security for organisations, never has there been such a demand for cloud and data centre co-location than at the present time.
Certainly, not every piece of infrastructure will end up in the cloud. However, the advantages and cost savings of leveraging state-of-the-art data centre technologies are becoming too great to ignore.
Central to Tesserent’s approach to partnering with premium cloud and data centre providers are their connectivity options. As more applications and services are delivered through hybrid clouds, reliable connectivity to platforms such as AWS, Azure, Salesforce and Dropbox are essential.
Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Our data centre partners recently announced direct cloud connectivity to Microsoft Azure via ExpressRoute.
ExpressRoute is a private, high-speed, low latency fibre connection to the Azure cloud platform, delivering increased security, reduced network costs and improved performance and reliability compared to a public internet-based connection.
The ExpressRoute service connects Tesserent customers directly to Azure through a private, high-speed, low latency fibre connection, rather than a general internet-based connection – with latency levels as low as one millisecond possible in some locations. This results in increased security, reduced network costs and improved performance and reliability, while still allowing access to the multitude of other network service providers that are part of our data centre partners ecosystems.
Microsoft’s physical infrastructure for Azure ExpressRoute is available via our data centre partners’ switching fabric that provides more secure connectivity and real-time provisioning. By connecting to ExpressRoute, and with the support of partner centre’s rich partner carrier ecosystem, companies are able to bridge their cloud and data centre strategies nationally, allowing full integration between cloud services and internal applications. Companies with this connection will also benefit from flexible and dynamic bandwidth through automated network provisioning.
Microsoft’s FAQs on Azure ExpressRoute are a great resource if you have questions on the service
AWS Direct Connect
Our data centres also have access to AWS Direct Connect. Similar to ExpressRoute, Direct Connect helps you deliver a more consistent end-user experience with your cloud-connected infrastructure.
Benefits of AWS Direct Connect include:
- The ability to move large volumes of data in and out of AWS-faster, more securely and at a much lower cost than using public network connections.
- Workloads that require occasional bandwidth bursts, such as backups, will benefit from higher performance when bandwidth needs spike and from reduced connection costs when bandwidth needs are low.
- Use with other AWS services, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and Amazon Relational Database (RDS).
- Extend your current data center environment into the cloud using the same IP addressing scheme, operating as if the cloud were in your data center.
- Leverage AWS for data migration and replication to satisfy business continuity, disaster recovery and data retention requirements.
AWS’s FAQs on Direct Connect are also a great resource if you have questions on the service.
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