Your dedicated connection into the cloud: fast, simple, stable, and secure
DE-CIX provides private access to cloud service providers. This means you can use a DE-CIX access to connect to several cloud service providers; simply via an VLAN to the DE-CIX Cloud Exchange.
DirectCLOUD in a nutshell
- DirectCLOUD is a dedicated connection between your infrastructure and a chosen cloud service provider.
- The connection is established via VLAN, which is transported from you to DE-CIX.
- DE-CIX extends this VLAN to the cloud.
- All this within our cloud ecosystem for end-to-end cloud connectivity, where you can choose your preferred partners.
With our DirectCLOUD service finder, you can search for available cloud service providers, filtering for categories like IaaS or DDoS, features like self-provisioning, or certifications.
The DirectCLOUD service can also be used to connect to other ISPs in order to use their services, e.g. IP transit, infrastructure, and network capabilities.
Benefits for ISPs and data centers
Growth predictions for cloud services show: the market will grow more than 20% every year in the next years. No matter whether you already have your own cloud solution or not: Using the DE-CIX Cloud Exchange to connect to multiple cloud service providers will broaden your cloud service portfolio and increase your profits. You even get access for your enterprise customers to niche cloud service providers.
Sooner or later, your customers will crave flexible cloud solutions. If you can offer them a cost-effective and secure connection to a variety of cloud service providers, this will strengthen their loyalty to you.
To offer your customers access to more than one cloud service provider, you usually have to negotiate with different cloud service providers. This is time and money you can save by connecting via DE-CIX: we do the negotiations, you just add a VLAN to your access.
Accessing several cloud service providers via your existing DE-CIX access means less cross connect costs. Your return on investment will grow due to less infrastructure costs in the data centers.
DirectCLOUD is available at all DE-CIX enabled sites at all DE-CIX locations worldwide except Palermo and the Internet Exchanges in Asia. This leaves you free in your choice of data center and you can also build up redundant setups by getting connected in more than one data center.
The connection can be available very fast. It is just a matter of configuration if you are already connected to one of the exchanges where the DirectCLOUD service is available.
If you are not connected yet, we can get your access to the Apollon platform and the DirectCLOUD service up and running within a few days.
We deliver content for marketing collateral, a cloud video, technical implementation documents, and argumentation guidelines for your enterprise customers to join (white label): everything you need to get started with cloud service offerings for your customers.
The DirectCLOUD service has enabled us to enlarge our portfolio with solutions for enterprise customers, and offering the service brings in new revenue streams and significant growth potential.
Where to connect
The DirectCLOUD service is available at a majority of the DE-CIX exchanges and available bandwidths range from 0.01 up to 10 GE.