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Public & Private: An AWS Hybrid Cloud Delivers Best of Both Worlds

Posted by Leo Hart, Sales Executive, Cloud Solutions on Oct 9, 2019

AWS Hybrid CloudWhether you’re just starting to consider life in the cloud or have already launched your journey, it is crucial to pause and consider the benefits that a hybrid cloud solution delivers, including bandwidth cost reduction and consistent network performance.

All of this is achieved over a dedicated, private connection alongside public cloud services.

A hybrid cloud solution combines a private server or cloud where only your organization has access to the infrastructure and services with a public cloud, the larger entity we all think of when we talk about cloud computing infrastructure services.

Sometimes the private side of a hybrid cloud solution remains at an organization’s facility through an on-premise server or data center. However, it’s becoming more common to have the private cloud housed at a co-location data center that provides secure, reliable interconnection to the cloud and services various providers offer within it.

Powering the Private Cloud with Public Services

At Netrality Data Centers, which operates six strategic, network-interconnection data centers in the United States, clients get the most direct-access via cloud on-ramps. This gives them a private cloud experience bolstered by the power of the public cloud’s services.

In 2018, the company began offering clients direct access to Amazon Web Services through AWS Direct Connect at its 1102 Grand data center in Kansas City, Missouri. An AWS Direct Connect is also available at Netrality’s Philadelphia data center at 401 North Broad Street.

What does this mean for clients who host their data at one of these locations? They get a connection that...

  • Reduces network costs
  • Guarantees bandwidth throughput
  • Provides a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections
  • Delivers private access to public AWS cloud services when coupled with AWS VPC endpoints

Exploring AWS Direct Connect

AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a private, high-speed dedicated network connection between AWS and your datacenter, office or colocation environment, such as the ones Netrality provides. The connection uses industry-standard 802.1q VLANs that can be partitioned into multiple, virtual interfaces.

This arrangement allows you to use the same connection to access both private and public resources. The virtual interfaces can easily be reconfigured to meet your organizations changing needs.

Customers enjoy improved performance of their cloud-based applications but still have the security and reliability of a private connection available to them. It’s the best of both worlds.

Ready to Learn More?

Have questions about deploying an AWS hybrid cloud solution? Join us and Netrality Data Centers in Kansas City on Tuesday, Nov. 5, for a deep dive into co-location, the cloud and what Amazon Web Services Direct Connect solution can do to deliver the customized computing power your organization needs.

As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Onix is ready to share the advantages of an AWS Direct Connect alongside Netrality connectivity experts at their 1102 Grand data center in Kansas City. This no-cost event runs from 3:30 - 6 p.m, with happy hour and data center tours.

Together, we’ll shed light on how this solution, when paired with the power of Netrality’s data center, can deliver the ultimate hybrid cloud experience. Topics covered at the event include:

  • Introduction to AWS Direct Connect and Its Benefits
  • Differences between VPN and Direct Connect
  • Transit Gateway vs Transit VPC
  • Introduction to VMWare Cloud on AWS
  • Benefits of Data Center Colocation

Seats are limited, so don’t miss out. Register today!

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure, Amazon Web Services

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Leo Hart, Sales Executive, Cloud Solutions

Leo Hart, Sales Executive, Cloud Solutions

Leo works with cloud solution customers within the Onix North Central region. He has 20 years of experience in the data center and cloud solutions marketplace. Leo has consulted with organizations in nearly every vertical market and understands how to help businesses realize how the cloud can create greater flexibility, efficiency, and modernization within their applications and infrastructure.

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