Available today, Direct Connect enables enterprises to bypass the internet and deliver data to and from AWS via a private network connection. It allows you to exploit the vast compute and storage capability offered by AWS via a resilient communications infrastructure that gives you the business agility you need to stay competitive.
Unlike other UK IT firms, Smart421 is an AWS Direct Connect Solution Provider. This means it is the only UK IT services company able to architect, build and deliver Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and application layer solutions in the AWS Cloud as well as provision and manage connection services that allow businesses to bypass the internet when accessing AWS's Cloud in the European Region.
Direct Connect is your fully managed "superhighway" into the Cloud
Whereas access to the Cloud can be established through virtual private network (VPN), you are now able to go to the next level with Direct Connect, available to UK enterprise customers from Smart421 and AWS.
This end-to-end managed communications solution combines connectivity provided by Kcom, or your existing partner, with a dedicated high availability superhighway established between Telecity Sovereign House* in London and all three Availability Zones (AZs) of Amazon Web Services European cloud.
Architected, Delivered and Managed
Direct Connect allows you to take advantage of a "superhighway" solution that removes your exposure to the vagaries of the internet.
For connections initially between AWS’s main point of presence (PoP) in London, Telecity Sovereign House* and any of the Availability Zones in AWS European Region, you can choose between a 1 Gb/s or a massive 10 Gb/s connection.
The communications link from your premises to Telecity Sovereign House* is provisioned for you by Kcom.
Our Cloud Architects are able to offer you connectivity solutions from your site to Telecity Sovereign House* which carry an exceptional quality of service (QoS) guarantee from day one, including a service level agreement (SLA) of 99.85%, a latency of 50ms and a choice of bandwidths to suit your data transfer requirements.
Smart421 will deliver an enterprise-grade managed service which gives you the confidence of a bi-directional secure tunnel into the AWS Cloud. Our Cloud Architects and Solution Designers will work with your Infrastructure Managers to specify and provision the right solutions for you.
*Other Telecity locations will be made available.
When you choose Direct Connect you will be giving your organisation the edge over competitors by enabling your users to take advantage of all the benefits, including:
- High Performance Computing (HPC)
- Ability to work with Hadoop clusters and to manage Big Data projects
- Real-time data feeds
- Building Hybrid environments
- Deliver Business continuity planning and Disaster recovery scenarios
- Uninterrupted 'always-on' access to your AWS VPC instances
To arrange a complimentary 45-minute introduction at your offices or via conference call, please contact us today.