Interxion outlined plans for a Cloud Connect service linking enterprises, service providers (SPs), system integrators (SIs) and carriers to multiple clouds from within Interxion data centers.
The idea is to provide a private, virtual connection between the customer and cloud service provider, bypassing the public Internet and providing service level guarantees on latency, throughput and security.
Initial Cloud Connect deployments will launch in London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam in the third quarter of 2014. More locations will follow in 2015.
Interxion is working with BTI Systems to implement the Cloud Networking Solution. BTI’s solution provides Interxion a high-density, SDN-enabled converged packet optical platform, a software control layer enabling customer self-service, and a support plan that will provide the highest performance and reliability of cloud connections.
“Every organisation beginning a migration to the cloud faces the challenge of making the hybrid model work with their existing IT installations. The choice of data centre is important because the applications running in different environments need to interact in a secure and high performance manner,” said Mario Galvez, Interxion’s VP Product Management. “Cloud Connect makes this decision-making process easier by offering multiple private connect services from a single connection. This next-generation platform offers our communities of interest - a long established, vibrant and entrepreneurial group of cloud providers, carriers, service providers and system integrators - an easy way to connect, transact and develop services with each other, at the highest performance levels.”
- Earlier this month, Interxion announced the availability of private connections to both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure from all of its 37 data centers across 11 countries.
Private connections are now available from leading AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute network partners such as Level 3, Verizon, AT&T, IX Reach and BT – who all have points of presence in Interxion data centres.
Private connections between public cloud platforms and enterprise IT infrastructure provide better performance, lower latency and improved security compared to Internet-based connections.