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How enterprises can accelerate infrastructure modernization?

As we don't always have time to read use cases, immerse ourselves in white papers or assist at live conferences, InterCloud, (Leading Software Defined Cloud Interconnect pioneer in Europe) can  provide the simple answers  needed to some of the  many complex questions, which need asking.

At InterCloud, we believe that granularity of service based on traffic segmentation is the keystone of future-proof Software-Defined Cloud interconnect services. We also believe that cloud networking hubs have to support infrastructure modernization strategies on a long term basis.
We are convinced that software-driven orchestration and automation is the best choice to bring the network agility necessary in order to interconnect complex multi-cloud environments.
During the last fews years, InterCloud has proven that those capabilities can answer large enterprises expectations during their cloud transformation.

We believe in that granularity of services to interconnect multi-cloud resources at scale
It begins with what we call the seamless interconnection at scale., Indeed, adopting a leading CSP requires real commitment. Although they might seem identical from a non-expert point of view, they are quite different in the details and make it difficult to master each one. To set up reliable and fast interconnection to a new Cloud Service Provider (or new area with an actual one), InterCloud’s Software-Defined Cloud Interconnect is pre - provisioned to all the major CSP’s
But here comes the visibility. Traditionally a pain-point for network managers who have little or no visibility on traffic exchange between their on-premises equipment and the CSP. InterCloud believes in end-to-end visibility. Each company should be able to use the granular network metric they need.
Last but not least, the granular traffic segmentation. It means, segmentation and isolation of the chosen resources that need to be interconnected (with requirement of seamless secure service) Granular traffic segmentation is a native capability of the InterCloud platform which allows to tailor each interconnect service to its final usage requirements, and potentially tailored it with feature.

We built Service Hubs to support infrastructure modernization
Traffic segmentation purpose is to confer the best connectivity model and the required level of services for every workload (according to its criticality, usage or requirements).
On the InterCloud platform, you can use two preeminent types of connectivity:
- The Private end-to-end connectivity specially designed to ensure compliance, performance and security of business-critical applications
- IX connectivity, which is an alternative to traditional IP transit for some bandwidth-consuming applications.

Moreover, the biggest advantage of InterCloud is its advanced technical skills on the Cloud Providers’ connectivity offerings; in fact InterCloud have created an extensive ecosystem for seamless access to Cloud Applicationswor.
Usually Cloud App deployments involve complex transitions or total migration from equipment on premise to one or several cloud, the purpose of a managed SDCI provider is to avoid this complicated transition. In fact a SDCI provider is skilled enough to manage this transition and has the agility to adapt at each of this transition.

Actually, improving infrastructure agility with tailored services hubs provide many benefits:
-No more concerns about the ever-changing underlay or the multiplicity of multi modal connectivity  (private, IX peering, IP transit, etc.)
-A global overview and central management of various network topologies and technologies facilitate the transition from ageing WAN services to SDN.
-InterCloud fully manage the service hubs, company’s I&O departments can focus on focus on network infrastructure modernisation instead of time consuming network operations.
-“Bring Your Own” security policies and appliances within the service hubs allows to comply with ZTNA best practices;
Built-in security enables implementing the right level of security for each connectivity service.

We Enable network agility with automation and orchestration
The particularity of SDCI providers such as InterCloud, is to be driven by the usage rather than the equipment. This new kind of connectivity comes along with built-in services. Thus, it is the normal evolution of the cloud market since cloud services were firstly designed to be usage-driven and interoperable regarding to different environments and technologies
That is why we have created an automated orchestration factory that enables users to create a CSP connection by choosing the on-ramp (connectivity location). It’s also possible to Implement and manage security links enhanced with security functions or use performance links for sensitive traffic
With this factory, DevSecOps can maintain full visibility and control over the cloud interconnect services.
To conclude, let’s focus on the API platform : This user friendly platform displays a dashboard with all monitoring information. Through our RESTful API, it is possible to retrieve and integrate the raw data with corporate governance.
This DevOps -ready way of monitoring and allocating cloud ressources is a direct user benefit of this API. Of course, they can seamlessly retrieve InterCloud’s networking KPIs and automatically provision interconnect services directly from their CI/CD pipeline. As a result, InterCloud’s services can be seamlessly integrated into a continuous application lifecycle.

InterCloud Team
Have any questions or remarks ? Do you want to talk about specific subjects or just get more information, feel free to contact us

InterCloud Team

Cloud innovation brings the IT agility digital businesses need to grow and scale. At InterCloud, we believe it is high time for cloud networking to deliver on this promise as well. The massive migration of IT resources out of corporate data centers to the Cloud paved the way for new IT production methods.

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