Maintaining control of your service level agreements and retain your own private space away from the public internet.
As businesses transition to cloud services like Microsoft Azure, O365 or Amazon’s AWS there is sometimes a lack of consideration of how connecting to these now critical services will be achieved without putting your business at risk.
For example, all businesses will connect to a cloud service via the public internet if no consideration is made. However is this right? Most internet service providers do not have direct peering agreements into cloud service provider’s networks. In addition, your ISP is unlikely to have a relationship with that cloud service provider you are now subscribing to.
So, what if something goes wrong in between the ISP and the cloud service provider, potentially something outside of your ISP’s control. That is just one of many considerations that should be made when investing in a cloud service that you will build your business on.
Also, ask yourself should your business-critical data be shipped back and forth over the public internet? Is the latency between you and the cloud service acceptable and how will this latency be guaranteed if you require it to be at a certain level for things like SQL replication? Do you have regulatory or compliancy requirements that force your data to be maintained privately in the UK? Do you need a contract that covers the cloud connection service end to end and should this not be covering service level agreements for service uptime and latency?
The Answer Is Direct Peering.
Offered in connection with our Ethernet product range Direct Peering connects your local network directly from Blaze Networks Ethernet connectivity products into your cloud providers network. Your data is no longer routed over the public internet and most importantly you will have end to end service level agreements from Blaze.
Blaze have interconnected into major cloud providers like Microsoft and AWS so private virtual local area networks VLAN’s can be connected all the way from your cloud service directly into your network.
Find out how Blaze Networks can help improve your network and your business