Direct Peering

Direct Peering of Cloud Services

For businesses who are Cloud Services users Blaze offer Direct Peering connectivity to all of the major cloud service and hosting providers (and to a vast number of less common ones).

Blaze support private interconnections into major cloud providers like Microsoft, AWS, Equinix, Salesforce, and IBM so that private virtual local area networks (VLANs) can be connected all the way from your cloud service directly into your network.

Advantages of Direct Peering

With the increasing adoption of cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Amazon AWS, businesses sometimes make sub-optimal network choices which introduce security vulnerabilities and impact performance (for example, connecting to a cloud service via the public internet).

Connectivity considerations should not be overlooked when investing in a cloud service on which you will build your business. These include:

  • Should your business-critical data be shipped back and forth over the public internet?
  • Is the latency between you and the cloud service acceptable, and how will this latency be guaranteed if you require it to be at a certain level for things like SQL replication?
  • Do you have regulatory or compliancy requirements that force your data to be maintained privately in the UK?
  • Do you need a contract that covers the cloud connection service end-to-end (covering service level agreements for service uptime and latency)?
  • What if something goes wrong in between the ISP and the cloud service provider, potentially something outside of your ISP’s control?  (Most ISPs do not have direct peering arrangements into the cloud service providers’ networks, even if the ISP has a relationship with your chosen cloud service provider).

In each of these situations, Direct Peering offers substantial advantages.

Direct Peering Connection through the Blaze Private Core Network

Offered in connection with our Ethernet product range, Direct Peering connects your sites (using Blaze’s Ethernet connectivity products) though the Blaze Private Core Network and on into your cloud service provider’s network using the private interconnects which Blaze has established with leading cloud service providers. Your data is no longer routed over the public internet and, most importantly, you will have end to end service level agreements from Blaze.

Blaze's secure method of Direct Peering for Cloud Services

As an MSP, Blaze Networks provides connectivity with full support services.  We take care of those things you should not need to worry about, and our UK-based customer service team proactivity monitor your connections from the Blaze Networks Operations Centre in Macclesfield, Cheshire.   (We aim to discover and be resolving any issues before your users tell you).

We should be talking: contact Blaze today to discuss how Blaze Connectivity Services can simplify communications and reduce cost for your business.  

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