SSE Introduces Cloud Connect to CSPs

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SSE Enterprise Telecoms has announced the availability of high-speed connectivity between businesses and their preferred cloud service providers (CSPs), such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The service, known as Cloud Connect, offers businesses a private dedicated Ethernet connection to their chosen CSP, delivered over SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ core network. This enables the service to bypass the public internet, which can carry a range of security and performance issues.

Cloud Connect will be available through SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ LIVEQUOTE, which allows users to generate quotes in real-time for Cloud Connect as well as dedicated Ethernet circuits using both their own network as well as that of third parties.

Jeff Smith, Head of Product Development at SSE Enterprise Telecoms explains: “As a connectivity provider, we see a sizeable amount of UK businesses looking to migrate legacy services to a number of different cloud or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environments. We’re launching Cloud Connect in direct response to our customers’ need for reliable, high-capacity access to public cloud services. As business-critical applications become more data-heavy, businesses require more reliable, efficient and secure connections. Our Cloud Connect service enables these businesses to connect directly with the award-winning cloud service providers of their choice.”

“At the beginning of 2017, IDC predicted global spending on IT infrastructure for off-premises cloud deployments would experience double-digit growth. Using our solution is the missing link that promises businesses the secure connection to the public cloud services they will increasingly rely on for mission-critical applications. Not only this, but it ensures that their cloud connection is expertly provisioned for, tailored and maintained throughout its lifecycle” said Smith.