When it comes to connecting to the cloud, you have two options. You can use a public internet connection or a private direct connection. The public option, through a cable company or national business internet provider, lacks the security and reliability that your business needs to support business-critical cloud services.
A better solution is private, direct and secure access to cloud computing service providers.
Business consulting firm Forrester described the difference this way in its 2021 Cloud Connectivity Buyer’s Guide, commissioned by Megaport: “Without the right connectivity between clouds, the links between services are often slow and unreliable. They consume excessive bandwidth and are prone to high latency, preventing services from functioning as expected and thereby impacting employee and customer experiences.”
LOGIX provides direct connections to leading cloud computing service providers:
- Amazon Web Services (AWS).
- Microsoft Azure.
- Oracle Cloud.
- Google Cloud.
More than 80% of enterprise businesses have adopted a hybrid cloud strategy using both private and public cloud environments. A hybrid cloud strategy requires a robust, reliable and secure connection to cloud service providers.
What to Look for in Hybrid Cloud Connectivity
To maintain a connection between a private and public cloud, there are six specific factors to consider when evaluating your cloud connectivity:
The amount of speed you need to connect with cloud service providers will depend on how much business you are doing in the cloud and how many users need to access it. LOGIX has a full range of speeds available to align with what your cloud service provider supports.
Latency is the delay that occurs during data packet transmission. The higher the latency, the less responsive apps will be. Dedicated connections reduce such delays.
LOGIX Cloud Connect has exceptionally low latency.
If your network connection is down, everything comes to a standstill. You need a reliable connection when using cloud services.
LOGIX offers an industry-leading 99.999% uptime guarantee, backed by a service-level agreement (SLA). Connections are monitored 24/7 year-round by a Texas-based network operations center (NOC). Multiple fiber rings across major Texas markets help avoid network congestion and provide redundant connectivity.
Security is essential with so much of today’s business data living in the cloud. You cannot afford to have anything less than secure connectivity, yet nearly 80% of senior IT leaders report that their organizations lack sufficient protection.
LOGIX Cloud Connect provides private and secure network connections directly to cloud service providers. The LOGIX NOC also monitors security 24/7 year-round to mitigate threats.
Designing the optimal infrastructure for your business should always take into account the balance between cost and efficiency. LOGIX dedicated private connections are an attractive solution for even the most demanding business operations.
Even during the difficult economic conditions in 2020, cloud services grew at a significant rate. Over the past few years, enterprise workflows in the cloud have more than doubled – accounting for nearly two-thirds of activity. As businesses migrate more data to the cloud, you need a cloud connectivity solution that can grow with you.
LOGIX Cloud Connect is scalable to meet your business demands. With multiple service options, you can pay only for what you need now, while retaining the option to upgrade in the future. LOGIX can also scale service based on seasonal spikes.
The LOGIX Difference
LOGIX Cloud Connect provides enhanced security and low latency compared to internet-based connectivity. Private network-based connectivity offers predictable performance and reliability, along with potential cost efficiency when connecting to cloud service providers.
With LOGIX Cloud Connect, you can also have a private connection to private cloud services and resources colocated in a LOGIX data center. A colocation data center ensures business continuity and consistent availability of critical applications. Redundant connectivity can use multiple carriers (with carrier-neutral options) while power redundancy meets 100% SLA uptime requirements for power.
When you do business with LOGIX, there is a real difference. LOGIX is a Texas-based company with Texas-based technicians and customer support. Serving more than 10,000 customers and direct connections to 3,000 enterprise buildings, LOGIX has more than 290,000 fiber miles in its owned network. LOGIX also connects more than 105 data centers.
Switching your service to LOGIX is easier than you might think. Simply request a quote, experience a fast installation, and let us handle the rest.
Contact LOGIX Fiber Networks to request a quote or learn how hybrid cloud solutions can help you grow your business.