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Hybrid Cloud: All About The Network?
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dfowlerinu
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dfowlerinu,
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8/22/2014 | 7:32:34 AM
Re: Multiple choices in hybrid cloud connections
My turn to agree.  Charlie's right...lots of good choices to get from a cloud or hosted environment into your colo or data center.  The key may well not be about bandwidth or cost but about the services/support.    From a security, DR and support perspective there is a lot of value in leveraging a vendor you are already working with for your hosting/data center/colo over adding yet another piece you have to manage separately.
Gigi3
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Gigi3,
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8/22/2014 | 3:30:04 AM
Re: Multiple choices in hybrid cloud connections
"there's a strong networking component in hybrid cloud operation. But the cloud vendors haven't been slouches on this point. If you're concerned about accessing the cloud by private network and you're looking to a telco cloud provider, such as Verizon, CenturyLink or NTT, you may be in luck. They'l like to package their cloud services with a private line access."

Charlie, networking components are back born for all clouds. The only exceptional case in on premise private cloud; where LAN can take care about interconnectivity. For networking connectivity, most of the time we have to buy it separately from telecom service providers.
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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8/21/2014 | 7:20:00 PM
Multiple choices in hybrid cloud connections
David is right, there's a strong networking component in hybrid cloud operation. But the cloud vendors haven't been slouches on this point. If you're concerned about accessing the cloud by private network and you're looking to a telco cloud provider, such as Verizon, CenturyLink or NTT, you may be in luck. They'l like to package their cloud services with a private line access. The public cloud providers, including Amazon with Direct Connect, and Microsoft Azure, with Express Route, get you off the Internet and onto a private line as soon as your workload can reach an Equinix data center. No question but you need to know the details of how it's going to work for you.


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