Three ways Connectivity Hub makes cloud-hosted connections flexible

One of the major benefits of Connectivity Hub is portability between locations, communication providers and the cloud. In part two of our Tech Talk with Core Connectivity Hub series, Paul explains the three ways you can achieve flexible could-hosted connections, and the benefits for your business if you do.

Enable location portability

Organisations change their office locations more regularly now than at any time in history. This can be costly if you are running your own datacentre and backbone network from an office location which you close or relocate.

One of the principle benefits  of cloud computing is freeing-up office real estate and removing the challenges businesses face of having to move their own on-premise datacentres as their needs change over time. The same principle is true for Connectivity Hub. Connectivity Hub effectively becomes the backbone network for organisations that consume cloud services, but as it is not located in your own office environment, there are no costs or downtime associated with office moves.

Enable communications provider portability

Core is an independent Managed Service Provider, not linked to any network or telecoms company. This is important to organisations who may want to change their voice and data connectivity providers with as little friction as possible.  A few global communications providers are beginning to explore the potential of Connectivity Hub solutions, primarily because they see it as an opportunity to lock in customer contracts over a longer period.

Maintaining an independent Connectivity Hub means you are always able to move your current bandwidth costs around the marketplace and easily transition between suppliers if you find a better option.

Enable cloud portability

Connectivity Hub is cloud agnostic and is compatible with the direct connections from all major cloud providers. As your organisational needs change, you may wish to migrate between cloud platforms, and Connectivity Hub supports this in a number of ways.

Connectivity Hub can also be used as the data conduit for migrating data from one platform to the other, with no impact on live service or internal networks. Deep packet inspection can be employed in this process to ensure that all data is hygiene-checked before being deposited in your new cloud platform.

Business continuity

One of the other major benefits of cloud computing is the ability to continue to do business if one (or more) of your office locations is rendered unusable. This could be from a power outage, flooding, fire or other local issues that might hamper people being able to access that office location.

In some of these circumstances, if your backbone network is based in one of these affected locations, say perhaps in the event of a fire or flood, that might mean that although your cloud services are still working and available, no one can access them, or can’t access them while still meeting your security and performance requirements.

Because Connectivity Hub is co-located in geographically disparate datacentres, it is unlikely to be affected in the vast majority of these circumstances and can help to enable full business operations to continue, even in the most extreme of circumstances. This helps to ensure that your organisation is able to continue with all necessary operations, even in times of crisis.

If you would like to discuss how Connectivity Hub from Core can help your business, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your industry specialist can give you further information about how we can help improve your cloud connectivity outcomes. Our solutions calculator can give you an instant quote for all of our managed services.

Lucy Wright
Paul Saer

Paul is the Central Government Sector Manager for Core and is responsible for their main lines of business with Public Sector customers. He has been working extensively with UK Public Sector customers for 12 years across a range of industries, helping those customers to identify and adopt new ways of working to achieve structural cost savings.

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