Leaseweb Global, a leading hosting and cloud services provider, today announced it has expanded its Leaseweb Cloud Connect offering to provide fast and secure connectivity to Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and AWS from its UK data centres.
Leaseweb Cloud Connect now gives UK customers the flexibility to bypass the Internet and securely connect Leaseweb-hosted infrastructure to any of the big three public cloud providers. Customers are able to select different connectivity speeds between 100 mbps and 10 Gbps, depending on their individual budgets and project requirements.
Most organisations today, whether unintentionally or by design, are operating in a hybrid cloud environment. They recognise the utility of the public cloud for development, big data and on-off workloads while also wanting to preserve their business-critical applications and data on private infrastructure. The UK launch of Leaseweb Cloud Connect means Leaseweb’s UK based customers will be afforded the best of both worlds, connecting their dedicated hosting resources to their public cloud provider of choice.
“True hybrid cloud is about flexibility, and that’s only possible if infrastructure components can integrate effectively, and Leaseweb Cloud Connect meets that need by giving our customers the flexibility to make the right choices for their organisation,” said Terry Storrar, Managing Director at Leaseweb UK. “Given the UK is a leader for hybrid cloud across both strategy and processes, we’re rolling this service out to meet what we predict will be significant demand in the months and years ahead.”
The hybrid cloud infrastructure market is expected to reach $128.01 billion by 2025. Leaseweb Cloud Connect provides businesses with an efficient way to build secure networks that seamlessly interconnect their disparate IT platforms across Leaseweb and public cloud environments. This helps minimise infrastructure costs while increasing the speed at which organisations can bring new products and services to market.