Epsilon, a global communications services provider, was selected by Qube Managed Services, a UK-based managed hosting provider, to deliver their Cloud Link Exchange (CloudLX) cloud connectivity platform.
Epsilon will enable Qube Managed IT services to offer its customers “high-performance” connectivity to cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure as well as other cloud service providers and global Internet exchanges.
Qube will use a white-label version of CloudLX to offer direct access to on demand Ethernet services covering 170+ countries. It will retain its customer relationships while leveraging CloudLX’s click-to-connect provisioning with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) and Experience (QoE). Customers would benefit from rapid access to cloud connectivity delivered via a self-service portal.
“CloudLX gives our customers a friction-free platform for cloud connectivity,” said Simon Neal, CSMO at Qube Managed Services. “It combines on demand Ethernet, network analytics and new levels of intelligence that supports our vision for vibrant and agile cloud solutions. We were impressed with CloudLX’s depth and breadth of reporting features like bandwidth utilization, information on packet loss and latency as well as its strict SLAs and QoS guarantees.”
London Road Data Center
CloudLX has been deployed at Qube Managed Service’s Goswell Road facility in London where Epsilon have an on-net presence. The Goswell Road PoP is one of 23 data centers on Epsilon’s London Metro Ethernet ring, which are connected to Epsilon’s 1TB optical backbone spanning 75 PoPs globally. CloudLX would offer users “seamless” connectivity to multiple cloud service providers through a single virtual connection, “increasing cost and time efficiency” and removing the complexity of traditional network procurement.
“The white-label version of CloudLX can be a powerful tool for service providers that want to efficiently add new capabilities to their portfolio and develop new revenue streams,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO at Epsilon. “Qube’s customers can connect to cloud providers and easily adjust their services via any web browser anywhere in the world. We are supporting the success of service providers in the cloud and enabling their customers to gain rapid access to flexible and on demand cloud connectivity.”