Enabling cloud migration success with SD WAN
Successfully migrating applications and workloads to the cloud is more critical to businesses than ever. Cloud adoption has grown to the extent that today 94% of companies globally are on the cloud and 85% of business have over half their workloads running on the cloud.
With cloud traffic being much harder to predict than locally hosted legacy applications, businesses are increasingly looking to SD WAN to optimise their cloud experience and improve productivity.
Colt SD WAN Multi-Cloud
Introducing Colt SD WAN Multi-Cloud – a feature available on Colt’s award-winning SD WAN service which enables direct, reliable and secure connectivity towards multiple clouds via Colt Cloud Gateway.
Colt SD WAN Multi-Cloud utilises the extensive, SDN-optimised Colt IQ Network to provide high performance, inexpensive, and secure cloud connectivity directly into Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).
This solution brings together a single cohesive view of the enterprise network, tying together WAN sites and cloud infrastructure – all easily viewed and managed via the Colt SD WAN portal.
Through SD WAN Multi-Cloud, customers can combine management of their branch site to WAN connectivity with private, direct connectivity to their IaaS/SaaS applications. They can do this with multiple CSPs over a single infrastructure and benefit from end-to-end security, performance SLA, and visibility.
Today, Colt SD WAN Multi-Cloud supports AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud across Europe, providing another option for customers looking to connect to these public clouds.
Connecting to the cloud with Colt
Colt also provides Ethernet (with an option managed router add-on) and IP VPN access to AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and more. To find out more about this Cloud Connect option, visit our Colt Dedicated Cloud Access page.
For enterprises using Microsoft cloud productivity applications looking for an optimised unified communications solution, Colt also offers Colt Intelligent Communications.
For customers connecting over the Internet, Colt IP Access with Cloud Prioritisation gives B2B Internet connectivity optimised for Microsoft SaaS applications. Find out more here.
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SD WAN as a service
Colt is leveraging an intelligent SD WAN as a service platform to manage which data goes over the internet versus which data stays on private networks. The end result is that a hybrid network is formed where non critical data is offloaded to a secured internet tunnel, freeing up MPLS bandwidth for your business critical data, efficiently increasing the total bandwidth to your branch sites.
Why SD WAN makes sense for multi-cloud infrastructure
Today, networks must be more intelligent and agile than ever. They must be able to support new applications and use cases without sacrificing performance, security, or latency.It’s no surprise that traditional networks struggle to keep up with such a rapid pace of transformation.
Colt Cloud Prioritisation
Colt Cloud Prioritisation combines the benefits of optimised routing and direct peering infrastructure with traffic prioritisation between customer router and provider edge router. Customers can reach Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Azure, Windows Virtual Desktop, or any other Microsoft SaaS application with a consistent and SLA-backed user experience.