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Cloud Data Centers are Bursting with Connectivity Capabilities

February 20, 2017

What happens when clouds communicate with each other? What if you need to tap into public clouds to meet sudden surge in demand? The provisioning of bandwidth is becoming as fluid as the need for bandwidth. This new capability of cloud interconnectivity is becoming pervasive for cloud providers both private and public.

Companies can leverage cloud interconnectivity with greater efficiency, and tap into the fabric of cloud infrastructures. This is more commonly referred to as Elastic Cloud Connectivity. Having the ability to instantly connect to public cloud services like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Office 365 are essential to success within the ecosystem of a Cloud Data Center.

What is Elastic Cloud Connectivity?

Let’s say you run a business that’s seasonal, and even regional, with huge fluctuating demands for bandwidth. You need a Cloud Data Center offering Elastic Cloud Connectivity allowing you to ramp up or down from 50 Mbps to 10 Gps in less than a minute. Virtually real time. It’s as simple as flipping a switch. Use only what you need and pay for only what you use. It’s called usage-based pricing, and it can help you reduce costs like never before.

You get to reduce bandwidth costs. You get consistent network performance. You get elasticity and flexibility. You get the idea.

Cast a Huge Net

Cloud Data Centers need to reach a multitude of providers. The more connected, the more efficient. Imagine if you could connect to more than 250 service providers, clouds and enterprises. You would be able to burst into a public cloud when demand spikes, back up data between two core facilities, and avoid spending capital that can be used for business growth.
When you hear about Cloud Connectivity Enablement, think about the ability to deliver quick-to-provision, seamless and easy-to-use cloud access to, from and between data centers in the United States and around the world.

Cloud Connectivity Enablement Provides:

Deploying new services flexibly
Integrating into multi-cloud hosted environments to avoid data loss or downtime
Reaching a multitude of providers
Reducing operating costs by buying only what’s needed when it’s needed
Avoiding the capital expenditures required to build or upgrade a network

Listen Up

“Our elastic fabric brings a whole new dimension to the growing demand for interconnectivity and peering services market by delivering more dynamic connectivity capabilities. CyrusOne’s U.S. data center portfolio complements our neutral interconnection fabric extremely well and rapidly expands our footprint in the United States.” – Denver Maddux, chief executive officer of Megaport

Watch this video to learn more about the power, potential and economy of Elastic Cloud Connectivity.

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE) is a high-growth real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 950 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and 180 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized companies.

CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise and cloud customers require, and are delivered through a tailored, customer-service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 35 data centers worldwide. Additional information about CyrusOne can be found at