Multi-Cloud Connectivity

Multi-Cloud Connectivity to Conquer a Cloud-First World

According to a 2021 survey by IDG, 92% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy, with an average of 2.6 public clouds and 2.7 private clouds in use. We know that enterprise businesses are actively embracing cloud computing and are utilizing multiple cloud deployment models to meet their specific needs and to avoid vendor lock-in. But are their clouds talking to one another? Getting different cloud service providers to seamlessly support business needs doesn’t happen on its own. Without a multi-cloud connectivity network, integration gets tricky.

What is multi-cloud connectivity?

Multi-cloud connectivity refers to the ability to connect and use multiple services and apps on different cloud providers. It involves creating a network infrastructure that enables data and applications to move between different cloud platforms, regardless of their location, while maintaining high levels of security, reliability, and performance.

What are the challenges of multi-cloud connectivity?

While multi-cloud networks offer a variety of benefits, such as greater flexibility, scalability, and redundancy, there are also several challenges that organizations may face when attempting to connect and manage multiple clouds. Different cloud service providers have different network and application performance characteristics which affect complexity and cost. These include:

  • Complex architecture, which can be difficult to set up and maintain
  • Latency times, which can vary due to factors like the distance between the client and the server
  • The quality of the network connection, and the processing power of the servers
  • Lack of visibility and control, which can make it difficult to optimize resource usage and performance

To address these challenges, organizations may need to invest in specialized tools and technologies that can help to streamline and automate multi-cloud network management. Great multi-cloud platform doesn’t compromise on performance, and enhances security (see how multi-cloud can overcome DDos connectivity disruption).

What does an expert solution for multi-cloud connectivity look like?

Tailored to Business

Aligns to business requirements, such as applications to run, workload demands, performance level, security, and compliance

Cloud Agnostic

Uses a cloud-agnostic approach to avoid vendor lock-in

Customized Connectivity

Chooses the right connectivity options, considering the latency, bandwidth, and reliability of each option

Secure

Implements security measures such as encryption, access control, and threat detection to protect data and applications

Scalable

Ensures high availability and scalability using redundant connectivity paths and load balancing techniques

Automated Management

Uses tools to automate the management of multi-cloud connectivity architecture, to help provision, configure, and monitor connectivity infrastructure

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Why Teridion?

Teridion’s Network-as-a-Service platform connects 25 cloud providers across hundreds of points of presence (PoPs) around the globe to enable seamless communication between clouds. 

As a native cloud solution, Teridion allows businesses to accelerate to any cloud with agility. We support traffic volume ad hoc with bandwidth on demand that scales horizontally and vertically. And we ensure SLA-grade reliability with AI-powered routing that uses real-time network monitoring to dynamically direct traffic to the most available pipes. The result? Low latency, jitter, and packet loss for a smooth connection that feels like teams are working together in the same room—even when they’re spread out in different corners of the world.

Flexibility doesn’t stop at connectivity and extends to ease of use, which includes: same-day setup and deployment, simple configuration, and transparent network monitoring. Global enterprises get performance they can rely on to digitally transform their business.

FAQ

Different factors are involved in determining networking application and service performance in the cloud. These include latency, bandwidth, scalability, reliability, and security. Different cloud service providers have different latency times due to factors like the distance between the client and the server, the quality of the network connection, and the processing power of the servers. Different cloud service providers also offer different levels of bandwidth, which can affect the speed at which data is transferred. Providers with good scalability can handle spikes in traffic without slowing down or crashing. Providers with good reliability will have fewer service interruptions and downtime periods, which can be critical for many enterprise businesses.

Before designing multi-cloud connectivity architecture, it is important to understand the organization’s requirements for multi-cloud connectivity. This includes factors such as data transfer speeds, security and compliance requirements, and application performance. There are also a lot of different connectivity options available for multi-cloud network management, including VPNs, direct connections, and interconnects. Choose the option that best meets the organization’s requirements and budget. Using a multi-cloud management platform can help simplify the management of multiple cloud environments and improve overall visibility and control.

There are several common multi-cloud connectivity architectures that organizations can use to connect their cloud environments, including : Cloud-to-Cloud VPN, Cloud-to-Cloud Direct Connect, Cloud Exchange, Hybrid Cloud, and Multi-Cloud Management Platform, which involves using a centralized management platform to manage and orchestrate multiple cloud environments. This can provide a single point of control for provisioning, monitoring, and managing resources across different clouds.

Here are some key factors to consider when evaluating your options: 1)  Look for a solution that offers high-speed and low-latency connections between your cloud environments. This is critical for ensuring smooth data transfer and application performance across multiple clouds. 2) Security: Multi-cloud connectivity solutions should include strong security features such as encryption, access controls, and threat detection to ensure that data is protected both in transit and at rest. 3) Flexibility: Choose a solution that is flexible and scalable, so it can adapt to your organization’s changing needs over time. It should support multiple cloud providers and a variety of network configurations. 4) Management: Consider the ease of management of the multi-cloud connectivity solution. A centralized management console can help streamline the configuration and monitoring of the network. 5) Cost: Determine the costs associated with the solution, including any upfront costs, ongoing fees, and potential cost savings. Evaluate the total cost of ownership (TCO) and consider the return on investment (ROI) of the solution. 6) Support: Look for a solution that provides reliable and responsive support services. Ensure that the vendor has a good reputation for customer service and technical support.

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