When a customer wants to outsource a workload to an external cloud, it must be integrated into the company network (WAN). This is typically realised with a Site-2-Site VPN (S2S VPN). However, this approach requires an Internet connection – which can have some disadvantages. As an alternative, clouds can also be integrated using private connectivity. In the case of private connectivity, data traffic is routed exclusively via private fibre-optic cables, avoiding the public Internet.
Such private connectivity can be obtained as a complete package from Software-Defined Cloud Interconnect (SDCI) providers.
SDCI providers offer the following services as a complete package:
Network functions play an important role, especially when several different cloud providers are integrated into the company network. The SDCI platform acts as a hub between site and cloud endpoints. New sites and clouds can be configured flexibly and easily via a portal and switched on rapidly. As well as the SDCI service, the respective SDCI components must also be purchased and configured for the clouds (e.g. Express Route). SDCI as well as cloud providers have each created individual product names for this. These include:
Cloud Access is the product name of Swisscom’s SDCI product, part of the “Enterprise Connect” product family. The entire Enterprise Connect service can be managed via a central dashboard. The following functions are available within the scope of Cloud Access:
Cloud Access offers the following benefits:
More information about Enterprise Connect, Cloud Access and SDCI is available on our website:
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