Cloud computing didn’t disappoint expectations in 2014, and it continued to grow in its many forms over the year. Leaders such as Amazon Web Services set a punishing pace, as usual, but it was pursued with increasing conviction by the likes of Microsoft and Google. New entrants brought products to market…
The Telx cloud ecosystem makes it easy for businesses to choose from a variety of cloud options that include both cloud services and cloud interconnections to address their growing IT needs. Whether you are an enterprise, SMB, service provider, or a company simply looking to reduce costs or increase IT efficiency, being in a Telx data center will give you the ability to select the right cloud solution for your business.
The cloud is more earthbound than the term might suggest. Physical connections, infrastructure and networks make up the very foundation for everything we access and communicate via the cloud. Telx provides the foundation for that physical infrastructure. We facilitate direct, secure connections between cloud providers and businesses within and between our data centers. With the Telx Cloud Xchange, a growing ecosystem of premium cloud solutions from a strategic and diverse set of cloud service provider partners, we enable enterprises to acquire these services through virtual and physical connectivity across multiple cloud service provider options.
With a hybrid cloud computing environment, you run and control a single application or business process across two or more infrastructure platform options. These platforms could include on-premise environments, colocation, private clouds or public clouds. This can be an ideal scenario as you’re able to select the platform that is best suited for a given work load. It also optimizes application specific sensitivities around securing data, system performance, operational control and offers the flexibility to decide which technologies support your business objectives.
Every organization is different. With varying requirements and business models, the ability to customize a hybrid cloud to the exact requirements of apps, compliance, storage, security, and organizational flexibility makes the hybrid cloud ideal especially for small to mid-size companies where managing IT isn’t an internal sweet spot. Telx’s cloud ecosystem offers you tailored hybrid cloud solutions to meet your business needs along with trusted advisors that understand your goals. They are there to help guide you along the way—from the deployment to the maintenance of your hybrid cloud environment.
When looking at a private cloud model, you alone control a secure and unique cloud environment to manage all of your resources. Like other models, private clouds offer computing power as a service within a virtualized environment that work with an underlying pool of physical resources. The difference, however, is that this pool of resources is only accessible by you and therefore makes management much easier, and as the name suggests, offers you privacy with your data.
If you require dedicated, on-site computing power or data storage due to the nature of your work and mission-critical data, the private cloud is right for you. Telx cloud service providers offer you private cloud solutions that are designed to meet your exact specifications and needs while giving you peace of mind thanks to a highly available, secure and scalable environment based on dedicated, non-shared servers so you can easily run your critical apps in complex environments.
If you’re looking for a cloud computing model with the highest levels of speed-to-market and elasticity to manage fluctuating and uncertain workload requirements, then the public cloud is what you need. These services are available on a pay-per-usage model and mitigate the problem of trying to match your capacity needs with the available supply of resources.
With public cloud models constantly evolving to higher levels of availability, performance and security, they are becoming go-to environments for an ever-growing number of apps. The increase in maturity, use and financial advantages of public cloud platforms shows their value as reliable deployment options for your enterprise apps and systems. Telx customers offer you comprehensive public cloud solutions with compliance-grade security, governance and performance that will handle all of your demanding workloads—all at a low cost while enabling your in-house IT staff to focus on challenges that are core to your business, thereby providing higher value to business partners.
Keep managed services in mind when looking for the right cloud solution to help run your network-based services, apps, and equipment. These services can be provided by the same private and public cloud service providers you’ve already trusted with your core compute and storage resources. There are several benefits of leveraging managed services including increased efficiency due to their mature toolsets and expertise as well as reduced downtime and risk since they understand your business and can predict issues before they even happen.
At Telx, we work with cloud service providers and other qualified managed service providers to offer you flexible and innovative enterprise management services for your company to reduce risk, streamline operations, and increase business continuity as well as productivity. By managing your back-end technology, your company no longer has to spend time worrying about finding additional IT resources for any internal or external expansion. And when combined with cloud and connectivity solutions like those offered by Telx, managed services enable you to easily and efficiently scale to meet growing business demands.
Saving money on the testing for new development applications and the need to transfer large data sets to and from your network are but a couple of reasons why a Telx cloud interconnection solution can help within the data center ecosystem. Private connections to the Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform clouds are available to Telx customers with either an AWS Direct Connect or a Google Cloud Interconnect respectively.
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