As businesses in Canada continue to implement their cloud-focused strategy and growth plans, questions and challenges can pile up. It can be tough determining what path to take, selecting which cloud environment is best, and deciding the right strategy for migration and management of infrastructure workloads.
Businesses need secure, high-performance, high bandwidth solutions to support their hybrid IT infrastructure needs, and an optimal IT/cloud arc needs to be supported by open access to cloud providers with low latency, secure connections that seamlessly support workloads.
What solutions are there for businesses in Canada who are moving or want to move their workload and applications to the cloud? With 19 data centers in the country, deep knowledge of the Canadian market, and over 10 years of trusted experience in North America, Cologix can help reduce risk and provide a modern infrastructure foundation, managing the critical link between their business and their essential cloud resources.
Cologix offers 29 onramps within local edge data centers throughout North America that are connected to the cloud service providers’ (CSP’s) networks, providing private connections at the network edge. These network edge onramps connect directly to the nearest cloud region. In Canada, Cologix is the source of 75% of all onramps and provides all available onramps in three key markets- Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto – with the distinction of being the only onramp provider in Vancouver.
Businesses can now take advantage of private connections to hosted cloud onramps through telecommunications carriers, cable operators, metro/regional/national fiber providers, or managed service providers who are located in Cologix edge data centers. Therefore, organizations no longer have to deploy infrastructure into a data center. They can work with their carrier partners who have partnerships with Cologix to gain access to a specific cloud onramp through the Cologix Access Marketplace.
Cologix’s Access Marketplace connects partners, customers, and suppliers to its vibrant ecosystem. Customers in Canada and across the U.S. can build and scale their businesses dynamically with on demand, direct cloud access, extending access, and delivering more consistent experiences to their end-users with secure private connections. Cologix manages the cloud provider relationships for our customers and the cloud Network-to-Network Interface (NNI), while our customers manage their value-add services to support their end-users. Our customers can layer on additional, vital IT services to help their end users’ hybrid cloud projects thrive.
The Cologix ecosystem contains more than 200 Canadian-based SaaS providers, CSPs, ISPs, and regional and national carriers. With such a robust cloud ecosystem, Canadian organizations can reach new customers, offer new services, find new partners and connect to other organizations to reduce costs, improve performance, deploy new services quickly and generate leads to drive new revenue. Cologix’s open access to its cloud onramps offers enterprises access to CSPs’ local, regional, and national availability zones.
Getting to the cloud can be challenging. Cologix Access Marketplace enables customers to build connections that move data between networks and to major cloud providers via our open access onramps, easily and efficiently moving data where it needs to go. For a Canadian enterprise, Cologix’s platform allows them to scale, accommodating their end-user needs for flexible, cost-efficient cloud access, data movement, and growth.
by Peg Hallberg, Head of Product