THE CHALLENGE

Microsoft needed to find a way to offer its enterprise customers improved network performance while reducing their capital and operational expenditure. With security and predictability as primary issues with public cloud and private cloud being expensive, enterprises need to look for a hybrid solution for their computing and data storage requirements. Available hybrid clouds are not hybrid in the true sense. There is always a security risk of transferring data over the ‘open internet’ – making enterprises compromise their network integrity. Thus, there was a need for an efficient hybrid cloud that overcomes the limitations of public and private cloud while ensuring security, reliability and performance.

THE SOLUTION

The solution to this was combining IZO™ Private Connect that addresses the issues of the public internet with Microsoft Azure™ cloud platform that comes with high levels of scalability, predictability and security. Combining the two led to the secure hybrid cloud solution: Azure ExpressRoute. 

Azure ExpressRoute service has IZO™ Private Connect acting as a private, dedicated, high-throughput network connection between on-premises cloud and Azure™ - Microsoft’s cloud platform at a low cost. 

IZO™ Private Connect seamlessly connects your enterprise to Microsoft Azure™ and Office 365™  over MPLS through one single provider globally to reduce total network costs and boost performance. Azure™ ExpressRoute 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. 

This powerful partnership can benefit any enterprise seeking to make its IT infrastructure more flexible and agile including: 

  • Enterprises deploying virtualisation technology to create private or hybrid clouds
  • Enterprises pursuing green initiatives to better utilise IT infrastructure
  • Third party data centre operators who house different cloud service platforms and want to connect them to a robust global network operator.
  • Cloud service providers who want to open up private access as a standard offering via TATA Communications MPLS network.

THE RESULT

IZO™ Private Connect gives Azure™ ExpressRoute enterprises guaranteed network connection to public cloud via our award-winning global MPLS network for results that are:

Predictable: with guaranteed throughput and 100% availability, Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and consistent network performance. 

Secure: Enterprise data without compromising dedicated network capacity or speed. Fast: Azure ExpressRoute offers speed as high as 100mbps to accommodate the ever increasing need for speed. 

Seamless: Pre-connected access to Microsoft Azure™ and Office 365 ensures quick provisioning time. 

Simplified: Network management is simplified with a single global relationship that is fully managed, a single bill, and 24x7x365 customer service. 

Customized: Our network solution architects are ready to work with you to design your optimal IZO™ cloud network.

Customer Stories

Cognizant

To offer clients a speedy, secure and reliable user experience while at the same time, minimising operating costs and increasing resource efficiency, Cognizant, a US-based, Nasdaq listed organisation recognised the need to replace less reliable public Internet access to Amazon Web Services with more robust, secure connectivity.

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