Getting to the Cloud Without Breaking the Bank

Thursday, May 30, 2019

These days it seems as though everybody’s got their head in the clouds. Organizations large and small around the world rely on cloud computing to maintain day-to-day operations. In fact, use of cloud technology has become nearly ubiquitous throughout enterprises across all industries. Following a survey of 997 technical professionals across a broad cross-section of organizations, RightScale, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider that offers cloud management and analytics tools, reported that 96 percent of respondents rely on cloud technology. Furthermore, 81 percent employ a multi-cloud hybrid model that combines both public and private cloud strategies.

Enterprise Cloud: How Businesses Get Stuff Done

So how did enterprise cloud computing become so popular? Essentially, the cloud has changed how businesses operate at the most fundamental level, enabling many to access mission-critical data and application software over high-speed internet connections. All of this occurs without the need for investing in advanced computer software or hardware. Effective enterprise cloud computing strategies are designed with individual business goals in mind, helping organizations enhance performance, reduce cost, and provide superior security to legacy data storage, content transmission, and business application delivery models. Cloud strategies are also designed to scale and evolve with a business, making enterprise growth easier than ever before.

A Better Connection to the Cloud

Identifying the most effective cloud provider and deployment logistics is critical, but it’s not the be-all-end-all when it comes to designing a successful enterprise cloud strategy. With FiberLight Cloud Connect businesses receive a more direct connection to their public cloud that provides reliable and scalable connections between commercial locations and to cloud computing service providers.

Enterprises can maximize their cloud via a private connection either through direct connection or cloud exchange partners to preferred cloud destinations, including AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle, IBM, and many more. With carrier-grade fiber infrastructure, combined with high-capacity Ethernet, Wave and Dark Fiber solutions, businesses can access the necessary network infrastructure for seamless data transmission both to and from cloud platforms. At the end of the day, without high quality connectivity, the most advanced cloud strategy is rendered useless. In a nutshell—FiberLight makes the cloud work better for you.

Save on Egress Fees: Introducing FiberLight’s Cloud Savings Calculator

Many businesses that employ the use of public cloud platforms rely on a public internet connection to access their data and applications. Unfortunately, that means that they are often spending far more on egress fees than necessary. To put it simply, most public cloud providers allow users to push data into the cloud (ingress) for free, but pulling data out (egress) is an entirely different story.

Managing cloud spend is a challenge for businesses across all industries, and 50 percent of organizations spend more than 1.2 million annually on public cloud use alone. Egress fees are par for the course when it comes to using a public cloud service—there’s no escaping them. But what many business leaders may not realize is that use of a direct connection can save them tens of thousands of dollars in egress fees every year. According to RightScale’s 2019 State of the Cloud Survey, optimizing cloud cost was a top initiative among 84 percent of respondents. However, many still don’t know how.

To help users identify how much they could save by employing a private connection such as Cloud Connect, we’ve developed an online Cloud Egress Savings Calculator that outlines specific cost-savings for individual organizations based on their cloud transfer usage and preferred cloud provider platform. For example, customers can save up to 77 percent of egress charges with the unlimited data plan and up to 57 percent with a metered plan by switching from public internet connection to a private connection with Microsoft Azure. Furthermore, customers can save up to 78 percent on monthly egress charges with a private connection to AWS.

Find out how much you can save by switching to a direct connection to the cloud. Check out the cloud savings calculator now.

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