Saturday, November 22, 2014

Comcast Business Builds Direct Connect to Clouds

Comcast Business is building direct connections into cloud exchanges to give its Ethernet customers dynamic and scalable access to a range of cloud service providers. As part of this strategy, Comcast Business has private, high-performance connections with automated provisioning to multiple cloud services through the Equinix Cloud Exchange at 10 Gbps, 1 Gbps and sub-gigabit connections.

Since launching its private Ethernet services in 2011, Comcast Business has extended its fiber-based network and now reaches more than one million Ethernet-enabled buildings. The company has also extended its fiber network and Ethernet services into more than 325 data centers across the United States, ranging from individual Tier I facilities that local businesses use for data back-up to regional, multi-facility Tier IV providers that offer colocation, managed hosting and cloud services with replication across diverse geographies. Beyond just the network connections, Comcast Business is partnering with data center providers in a variety of co-marketing and sales enablement activities as data centers recognize that Comcast Business’ network reach and rapid Ethernet provisioning expand their addressable market.

“For CIOs and IT departments, sourcing their business applications to a multi-tenant data center or cloud is only viable if their business locations have private Ethernet connectivity to ensure application performance would be the same whether the server is on-site or hundreds of miles away,” said Mike Tighe, Executive Director, Data Services, Comcast Business. “Our focus is on being the data center and cloud-neutral transport provider that empowers businesses with a choice in hybrid IT solutions and massive Ethernet network reach to connect data centers and cloud services to more than one million Ethernet-enabled buildings.”

http://business.comcast.com/


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