Cloud Connectivity: The frontline solution that matters the most

Cloud Connectivity

The demand for public cloud services is expected to reach a market value of USD397.4B by 2022, according to  Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Public Cloud End-User Spending to Grow 23% in 2021. The report further forecasts Software as a Service (SaaS) remaining with the most significant chunk of the market. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) will see the highest growth by the end of 2021. No industry is immune to the impact that the cloud has had on its business. The generational shift to the way we consume and deliver services is clear. Cloud adoption has the potential to make or break the future of business models. However, the importance of cloud connectivity is rarely highlighted as we focus on the promise of what the cloud can deliver.

Cloud service providers offer you a secure, high-performance environment with resources to perform AI, ML, and Big Data Analytics. However, the value of the cloud is lost if not combined with an equally intelligent network solution that connects people, enterprise premises, and data centres to the cloud. Unfortunately, not all network providers are equal.

That’s why finding the right partner who understands the value of the cloud and a network that understands that importance is critical to a successful cloud journey.

At Liquid C2, we understand that journey and have laid down a network that offers our customers high bandwidth connectivity to the world’s largest CSPs like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Oracle. Our network reach spans over 1000 PoPs across Africa with over 100,000kms privately owned terrestrial fibre and access to at least five undersea cables connecting Africa to the world and the world to Africa.

IaaS and PaaS Connectivity Solutions

CloudConnect delivers secure, high performance, and private connectivity to workloads hosted with the Cloud Providers such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google, and Oracle.

CloudConnect with SLA provides predictable service parameters such as latency and jitter, vital to specific sensitive applications. Moreover, cost savings can be realized by lower egress charges on private connections levied by the hyperscalers.

SaaS Connectivity Solutions

Cloud prioritisation with internet connectivity lets you reserve a portion of your internet bandwidth for selected cloud applications. This allows for a consistent user experience for your traffic to the cloud provider.

This type of service is only offered by network service providers directly peering with cloud providers such as Microsoft. For example, Microsoft Azure Peering Service (MAPS) enables direct access to Microsoft cloud services through validated network providers.

Liquid has direct interconnection infrastructure with Microsoft in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and London. In addition, liquid Internet and 365Direct products enable cloud prioritization for Microsoft Teams, M365, Azure, or other Microsoft SaaS applications. This ensures that traffic destined to these services takes the best possible path with the lowest possible latency.

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