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SSE Helps UK Companies Connect to Cloud Providers

August 02, 2017
By Paula Bernier
Executive Editor, TMC

U.K. company SSE Enterprise Telecoms has rolled out a new private dedicated Ethernet offering called Cloud Connect. It’s for organizations seeking high-performance and secure connections to cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) and Microsoft Azure.

The service runs on SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ core network as opposed to the public Internet. It allows access to multiple CSPs. And it supports a range of bandwidth options.

“As a connectivity provider, we see a sizeable amount of U.K. businesses looking to migrate legacy services to a number of different cloud or infrastructure-as-a-service environments,” said Jeff Smith (News - Alert), head of product development at SSE Enterprise Telecoms. “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.”

Cloud Connect comes with in-house customer support provided by SSE Enterprise Telecoms. Organizations can get specific pricing and other information about Cloud Connect via SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ LIVEQUOTE online tool.

Global Telecom Business yesterday reported that Cloud Connect customers can choose to use their own encryption or firewall services. And it noted that SSE Enterprise Telecoms is unable to interfere with or see its Cloud Connect customers’ traffic.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms referenced an IDC (News - Alert) report that says spending related to cloud computing between 2009 and 2014 was growing at a rate that was four and half times that of IT spending in general. And from there through 2020 it’s expected to grow at a rate that’s six times that of overall IT spending.

Organizations have a variety of options through which to connect to cloud service providers. Among the options are Ethernet, MPLS, VPNs, and broadband as part of SD-WAN solutions. 

Edited by Alicia Young

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