Cloud - Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud, Public Cloud ?
Cloud computing is a broad term used to describe a virtualised computing environment and is typically categorised as Public Cloud, Private Cloud and even Hybrid Cloud (a combination of Public and Private cloud)
Another Cloud term is 'Infrastructure as a Service' (IaaS) which is the rental of virtualised computing processing, memory, data storage and communications for the purpose of running an operating system and supported applications. IaaS can be either on a shared “Public” infrastructure or on a set of dedicated “Private” infrastructure.
VPN Solutions has Infrastructure as a Service options which can be customised to suit any business need. Our team of highly skilled engineers and partners will consult with you to determe the best fit for your requirements.
The top reasons why our customers have moved to the cloud;
- Remove capital refresh and upgrade costs – move to opex model
- Reduce staff costs - IT engineer and support costs
- Scalability – access to capacity on demand
- Flexibility - pay only for what you use
- Reduce risk – redundancy is built in
- Focus – free up the IT department to do more important things
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
VPN Solutions is proud to be an official AWS Technology Partner.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a large scale cloud computing platform with both public cloud and private cloud capabilities. The most well known of these services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Amazon S3. These products are intended to provide large computing capacity more quickly and cheaper than a company can with the traditional onsite physical server farm design.
VPN Solutions core MPLS network provides close integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) by offering our customers a dedicated and private network connection between your data centre or office and the AWS cloud environment in Sydney Australia, called AWS Direct Connect.
The key features are;
- Private dedicated connection
- Connect multiple sites to AWS
- Speeds from 10Mbps to over 1Gbps
- Reduced network costs
- Increased bandwidth and reliability
- More consistent network experience than Internet based connections
- Managed and monitored connection
- Availabile in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and other locations nationally
Microsoft Azure is a major cloud platform supporting both Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications any way you like for unmatched productivity.
Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute is a service that enables you to create private connections between Azure data centres and infrastructure that’s on your premises or in a colocation environment. ExpressRoute connections do not go over the public Internet, and offer more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies and higher security than typical connections over the Internet.
VPN Solutions is providing Azure ExpressRoute connectivity at 200Mbps and greater nationally.
Other 3rd party Cloud providers
Many of our customers have existing relationships with systems integrators or other cloud providers. We have connectivity to most data centres nationally and are able to seamlessly connect your office sites via our Private Managed Network with the cloud provider of your choice.