Re-architect your network to integrate cloud, core and edge

Jelle Frank van der Zwet, Director Business Development, Interxion

A network hub enables enterprises to simplify their infrastructure and is key to meeting the growing network and data demands faced by businesses today. At its core is a network node, providing the fast, consistent, secure, and reliable network performance enterprises need to run their business-critical applications and data flow. This network is supported on one side by a raft of internet exchanges, carriers and ISPs, content distribution networks, and subsea cables which, together, provide a high level of connectivity. On the other side, a multi-tenant cloud platform offers high-speed, low-latency access to a community of hosting and hyperscale cloud providers.

Re-architect your network to integrate cloud, core and edge

 

This makes your choice of data center location important. Choose one where edge networks and the clouds are closest (and preferably on the same campus), enterprises can connect to their cloud of choice, offering the low latency and predictable, high-bandwidth connectivity needed to address the following three multi-cloud scenarios.

  1. Cloud access: Secure, high-performance, low-latency connectivity (typically at layer 2) from a single physical interconnection point, or network hub, to two or more different cloud providers enables enterprises to transfer workloads and data between on-premise and multiple cloud providers from an Interxion data center or WAN.
  2. Cloud to cloud connectivity: Network connectivity (layer 3) between two or more different cloud providers and/or multiple regions of cloud providers.
  3. Hybrid cloud, connecting private and public clouds: Connectivity between private infrastructure, public cloud, and a service provider’s private cloud resource enables enterprises to build a hybrid cloud, connecting everything with an interconnected mesh of data centers and clouds.

By taking that connectivity to the edge, Interxion enables enterprises to re-architect their networks, using network hubs to interconnect and manage dispersed workloads across multiple clouds, data centers and networks. Deploying a Network Hub to integrate edge, core and cloud provides Enterprises with the following benefits they need to be a market leader and continue delivering ‘business as usual’:

  • Network simplification: Centrally positioned to connect with carriers, ISP, internet exchanges and public clouds.
  • Private access to public clouds: Colocate in proximity to all major cloud platforms and enable secure and low latency network access with high availability.
  • Cloud migration: Flexibility and choice to decide whether to rehost, refactor, rebuild, or replace.
  • End-user experience: Placing core applications next to cloud access points, traffic is directly transferred into the cloud, guaranteeing performance during peak traffic and improved predictability compared to internet connections.
  • Simplified management and control: Easy self-service ordering through a unified customer portal, plus API for integration with your existing network controls.
  • Connected community: Choice of connectivity providers, internet exchanges, CDNs, system integrators and hyperscale cloud providers.

 

To learn more about the common challenges faced by enterprises as they move through the waves of transformation and cloud adoption please download our white paper

Building a network hub for a time of change. It will introduce the concept of the networking edge as a means of addressing these challenges and how, by creating a ‘networking hub’ with Interxion’s services we can enable businesses to re-architect their networks to optimise their hybrid and multi-cloud connectivity