Responding to increasing demand for hybrid IT solutions supporting multi-cloud environments, QTS – provider of software-defined and mega-scale data center solutions, has added private connectivity via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute from QTS data centers in 12 major markets.
Via Azure ExpressRoute, QTS provides customers with private access that would ensure the “reliability and performance” of critical enterprise applications running within Microsoft Azure. By effectively bypassing public Internet routes, QTS would be able to lower latency and improve network security and availability. This is particularly important for enterprises creating or expanding hybrid IT environments that require secured access to public and private cloud resources.
“QTS is pleased to offer Microsoft Azure customers a secure, software-defined networking experience that facilitates deployment and expansion of their hybrid colocation initiatives,” said Clint Heiden, Chief Revenue Officer, QTS. “QTS is focused on providing a variety of options for direct public cloud access that optimize performance, reliability, efficiency and cost.”
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Customers within QTS facilities can now take advantage of “fast, reliable” connectivity to Microsoft Azure making it “ideal” for scenarios such as data migration, replication for business continuity, disaster recovery, and other high-availability strategies. It would also be a cost-effective option for transferring large amounts of data, such as datasets for high-performance computing applications, or moving large virtual machines between environments in Microsoft Azure and on-premises production environments.
QTS‘ expanding portfolio of direct, private connectivity solutions now includes access to five of the world’s largest cloud providers “ensuring high-throughput, and low-latency access” over a single interface.