PHILADELPHIA -- Comcast Business today announced a data center and cloud program designed to provide customers with more efficient access to their own cloud solutions. This new initiative will give businesses more freedom and added flexibility to perform critical processes like data storage and backup, dev/test, collaboration, billing or website hosting.
“A key challenge in data center and cloud connectivity has been making the ‘on-ramps’ more accessible to a wider number of business locations,” said Nav Chander, Research Manager, Enterprise Telecom at IDC. “Comcast’s network reach, portfolio of Ethernet services, on-net data centers in a variety of geographies, and dynamic access to multiple cloud services gives businesses in its service areas flexible and compelling options to customize hybrid IT solutions for their specific organization’s business goals.”
Since launching its private Ethernet services in 2011, Comcast Business has extended its fiber-based network to multi-tenant data centers and cloud exchanges. Today’s announcement will further broaden that access throughout its footprint of more than one million Ethernet-enabled buildings.
“For CIOs and IT departments, sourcing their business applications to a multi-tenant data center or cloud is only viable if their business locations have private Ethernet connectivity to ensure application performance would be the same whether the server is on-site or hundreds of miles away,” said Mike Tighe, Executive Director, Data Services, Comcast Business. “Our focus is on being the data center and cloud-neutral transport provider that empowers businesses with a choice in hybrid IT solutions and massive Ethernet network reach to connect data centers and cloud services to more than one million Ethernet-enabled buildings.”
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