Connectivity – Cloud Solutions for the Enterprise Environment

Connectivity.

Defined its meaning refers to the quality, state, or capability of being connected to a computer or series of computers.

That’s fine and dandy when placed in a dictionary reference, but in the IT world, it’s SO much more than that. The complexities involve connecting your computers to the Internet, your Internet to servers, your servers to the cloud, and your cloud provider to all of the applications your business requires to operate. And that’s a very basic representation of the details.

But even in a basic representation, you can see just how deep the rabbit hole can get.

As cloud services progress, enterprises are accessing the benefits of multiple service providers via one connectivity strategy. Cloud connectivity plays a significant part as more companies opt for cloud services to solve their business data needs. Enterprises looking to optimize their applications can combine their cloud service of choice into one solution – a hybrid cloud.

It’s like a common public or private cloud, but so much better!

In short, here’s why:

Hybrid cloud offerings merge data center services, cloud access, and managed services into one simplified, fully optimized solution.

If you can’t beat them, join them.

According to the 2017 State of the Cloud Survey, 67 percent of enterprises are already participating in one, and the number is set to increase in the upcoming years. Enterprises already working with cloud service providers can quickly make the shift to a hybrid ecosystem by engaging in a hybrid cloud strategy.

Here’s how.

Your cloud provider’s performance is only as good as your connectivity solution. So, if we were to place you in the driver’s seat wouldn’t it make life a whole lot easier to combine all of your services into one unified solution?

We certainly think so.

That’s why Massive offers the Cloud Exchange Connect. You can extend your WAN from any location to include the cloud platform of your choice or a registered cloud provider from our marketplace. Our advanced high-performance connections are secure and dedicated to you. Meaning, your business-critical data stays secure because it’s all routed through a private network.

Similar to a typical hybrid cloud, the MASSIVE Cloud Exchange Connect Includes:

  • Private secure connections directly to Cloud Platforms and SaaS providers (Speeds from 10 Mbps to 10Gbps).
  • 10 Gig private network transport with predictive routing to avoid Internet bottlenecks and network slow down.
  • Faster speeds, less latency, much better security
  • Premium-Blended Internet.
  • Global availability and multiple configuration options.
  • And any Managed Services you need to be monitored around the clock.

Making it an optimal choice when your IT Team begins researching their options for a cloud solution. To learn more about our Cloud Connect Services, click here!

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Tips for Selecting a Managed Service Provider

Selecting a company to manage your business network and applications is not easy.

So, how do you know which one is right for your business?

It’s important to evaluate the key offerings the service provider has available. As an example, will your business receive fully managed, secure, and independent connection streams with dynamic routing? Is their team of technical experts available 24/7/365?

To make sure your network is always running smoothly you’ll need to know if the managed service provider uses state of the art tools to monitor your network. To help, we’ve put together a 5-step checklist that you can use to confirm you’re making the right choice.

How to identify the right Managed Service Provider:

1. Does the provider manage outside of your network?
Make sure the network provider can support all of your local, national, and global needs.

2. What do the fees entail?
To get the best pricing for the service your company needs, research their packages.

3. What will my IT Team be responsible for?
Your IT Team should focus on the core of your business, not someone else’s. Ensure the support is all-inclusive.

4. Can the provider retrofit to your businesses network?
The managed service provider should design the network around your system to boost productivity and profitability.

5. Private networking drives security.
Keep your data and network security with only Internet traffic going to the Internet.

For a downloadable checklist, see our Tips for Selecting a Managed Service Provider resource.