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11 Feb 2021

Connectivity and collaboration takes businesses to the cloud


Cloud connectivity ensures a secure , reliable & scalable connection between a company’s corporate network and the public cloud – giving the business the opportunity to leverage the flexibility of being able to operate and collaborate from anywhere. These days almost every business has a cloud connection, even kids. 

Cloud connectivity ensures a secure, reliable & scalable connection between a company’s corporate network and the public cloud – giving the business the opportunity to leverage the flexibility of being able to operate and collaborate from anywhere. By using a cloud network an organization can deliver content more rapidly, reliably, and securely, without having to bear the costs and difficulties of building and operating its own network. A variety of organizations find value in using a cloud network, including web content providers, ecommerce businesses, cloud service providers, enterprises using public or private cloud services.

Telcos like Etisalat offer Cloud Connectivity services that provide the flexibility to connect with different public cloud service providers like AWS , Microsoft Azure, Oracle and others, making it easier for businesses focus on their core businesses while the experts handle the technology that enables businesses to leverage these technologies for their business. 

Depending on the kind of bandwidth you have, you have options. Most businesses without realizing are probably already using a multi-cloud strategy (using different platforms to operate, collaborate, and store).

Here are a few cloud options.


Microsoft ExpressRoute

ExpressRoute is an extension of your on-premises networks or data centers into the Microsoft Cloud like Microsoft Azure and Office 365 among others, over a private connection provided by your telco like Etisalat. The private connectivity is facilitated by the telco through an MPLS network, an Ethernet network or a virtual cross-connection. 

By using a private connectivity medium and detouring from the public internet, the provider like Etisalat ensures more reliability, consistent latencies, and secure connection for ExpressRoute services. This ensures that your business has the right level of connectivity for access to the overall cloud, built-in-redundancy for higher dependability and a secure data transfer wide range of bandwidth availability.


AWS Direct Connect

Direct Connect makes it simpler to establish a private, low-latency network connectivity from your business’ premises to AWS- boosting your hybrid IT environment. You can use AWS direct connect to connect all AWS resources in a preferred AWS region. 

Telcos like Etisalat help in bypassing the public internet and enabling the secure transfer of data directly from your data centre, office, or co-location environment through a private network. Providing a more consistent network experience, Etisalat supports businesses in their cloud journey with AWS Direct Connect creating a consistent network experience and optimizing performance. 


Oracle Fast Connect

Oracle’s FastConnect allows businesses to connect directly to their Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) virtual cloud network via dedicated, private, high-bandwidth connections like Etisalat. Based on the data, customers simply choose an appropriate port speed and pay a consistent, low price each month. Other providers charge for the amount of data moved, which can be expensive and unpredictable.

You can establish a FastConnect connection from your remote data center to the Oracle data center where your cloud resources are provisioned by ordering a private or dedicated circuit from a network carrier like Etisalat. This third-party network carrier, typically an MPLS VPN provider, will be responsible for the physical connection between your on-premise network and Oracle's FastConnect edge devices, including the last leg of connectivity within Oracle's data center.