Lower Costs and Improve Service
Customize levels of privacy, security, quality of service (QoS), and manageability. Site-to-site Cloud Connectivmanaged MPLS VPN services are similar to networks built entirely on dedicated, privately owned, or leased facilities. But you get these capabilities at a fraction of the cost and more efficiently than your network can provide now.
Managed MPLS VPN services can be delivered as a bundled service with managed customer premises equipment (CPE) or as an unbundled service without managed CPE.
With Cloud Connectivmanaged MPLS VPN services, you get:
• Remote access, differentiated classes of service, IP multicast, integrated Internet access, and site backup
• Value-added services such as IP communications, videoconferencing, e-commerce, and content hosting
• Packet separation through labeling to help increase network security
• End-to-end QoS monitoring to support mission-critical applications across the network
• Inherent MPLS traffic engineering to increase network bandwidth and quickly reroute traffic in failure conditions
Easy, Secure Remote Networking
Remote data centers, branch offices, ATMs, and kiosks need options for secure connections. Virtual private networks (VPNs) are a cost-effective way to extend your network to any location where broadband connectivity is available. VPNs support remote devices and site-to-site communications with any network, data center, or other connection point.
Cloud Connectiv VPN Solutions
Cloud Connectiv VPNs establish encrypted connections through a public Internet access point. Securely connect using any of our VPN concentrators, routers, servers, or other third party VPN appliances. We deliver a comprehensive portfolio of network monitoring and management tools, interconnect solutions, and secure enterprise applications through our managed VPN services:
EdgePoint VPN provides a monitored and managed VPN connection over the Internet using a Cloud Connectiv device. Edgepoint is a managed VPN service at the edge so you can securely connect remote branch offices, ATMs, and self-service kiosks with broadband network access.
HighBand VPN provides a monitored and managed VPN service over high-bandwidth circuits for host-to-host connections between data centers. This service also supports aggregation of multiple edge VPN locations or other methods of delivering high-bandwidth, encrypted traffic between data centers. This service supports VPN tunnels with speeds of 10 Mbps to 100 Mbps.
All Cloud Connectiv VPN services are managed across the network–from the edge to the core or between data centers.
Cloud Connectiv VPN services include equipment configuration, upgrades, remote diagnostics, proactive alerts, and more our web-based management platform.
Security Methods of Cloud Connectiv VPNs
Cloud Connectiv employs Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) encryption methods and other VPN tunneling protocols to deliver reliable, secure VPN connections for network traffic.
When connected to the Internet, the Cloud Connectiv VPN router establishes a secure tunnel to a dedicated Cloud Connectiv VPN server/concentrator using high-level encryption and private key device identification. This allows traffic from an authorized network device attached to the Cloud Connectiv VPN router to traverse the Internet safely, securely, and encrypted at all times. The Cloud Connectiv VPN router also supports Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for simple setup and installation.
Connected Globally, Quickly, Securely
When it comes to connectivity, colocation means a business is connected globally, quickly and securely. We find that many companies with onsite server rooms often do not have onsite access to a resilient Internet connection, nor do they have dedicated personnel monitoring traffic flow to ensure they always remain on.
Colocation enables organizations to benefit from faster networking and resilient connectivity at a fairly low price – delivering 100 mbps of bandwidth might be hard at an office location and trying to create a redundant solution is often financially unviable. Data centers are connected to multiple transit providers and also have large bandwidth pipes meaning that businesses often benefit from a better service for less cost.
Sustaining Your Infrastructure
With these considerations in mind, some organizations start to look to cloud solutions rather than colocation. However, cloud does not provide organizations with a fully auditable system and the ability to have full control over their own infrastructure. Colocation often enables businesses to avoid spending money on storage bills in the cloud as it is often cheaper to store information on their own servers.
From the periodic necessary replacement of UPS batteries, to the maintenance and testing of UPS systems, the hidden costs of sustaining your infrastructure to optimal levels can be surprising. As part of a standard colocation solution, organizations instantly benefit from high level security with ISO 27001 accredited processes, onsite security teams and infrastructure.
Additionally, data centers have the time, resources and impetus to continually invest in and research green technologies. This means that businesses can reduce their carbon footprint at their office locations and benefit from continual efficiency saving research. Companies that move their servers from in-house server rooms typically save 90 percent on their own carbon emissions.
Location, Location, Location
Choosing a colocation provider away from a city or data center hub with optimal connectivity options – both to the capital, Europe and further afield – means having the advantages of all central data centers with the added benefits of having attractive power capabilities and the security of being away from centrally targeted terrorist activity. Out-of-town colocation providers allow businesses to take full advantage of the capital’s infrastructure without the premium costs associated with it.
A colocation solution provides companies with a variety of opportunities, with exceptional SLAs and having data secured off-site, providing organizations with added levels of risk management and the chance to invest in better equipment and state-of-the-art servers. This can enable IT teams the possibility to explore options such as virtualization and condense the amount of racks and servers required.
Colocation providers are able to meet business requirements at a lower cost than if the service was kept in-house. Data centers and colocation providers have the ability to have businesses up and running within hours, as well as provide the flexibility to grow alongside your organization. Colocation space, power, bandwidth and connection speeds can all be increased where required to ensure that all sizes of colocation clients can be catered to.
Did your computing needs shoot up overnight? Or did they drop drastically during your slow season? Instead of having to hire — or fire — new staff or purchase more equipment to handle it yourself, you can just make a call to your colocation provider and scale your service up or down as needed.
Colocation providers keep your servers in climate-controlled data centers, with high bandwidth speeds, and excellent redundancy for network connections. You won’t have to pay the costs to purchase and maintain this kind of IT infrastructure in your own offices, and your internal IT staff can focus on other business operations.
Quality colocation providers house your servers in secure data centers, with security measures that include biometric scanners, closed circuit cameras, on-site security, coded access, alarm systems, and more. And with colocation, you don’t have to hire or purchase any of these security measures yourself — it’s all included in your service plan.
If you have to move offices, or are hit with a power outage, or suffer a natural disaster, you won’t have to worry about your data or services going down. A colocation provider will have multiple backup generators and contingencies in place to ensure that there is never an interruption in service, for you, or for your customers.
Not only does using a colocation provider often save money, but it also turns unpredictable capital outlays into predictable monthly expenses. You only pay for your own equipment, not a whole datacenter. Your company will be able to budget for IT needs and allocate existing resources more efficiently.