The demand for improved interconnection services, which allows businesses to connect, collaborate and/or exchange data regularly with both their employees and their clients globally has increased. This means that there are vast amounts of data which are transmitted daily to the servers of the cloud providers. We all want to be connected and due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have understood that interconnection is vital to businesses. But what is interconnection and why it is so important? Let’s find out.
Interconnection is the deployment of IT traffic exchange points that integrate direct, private connections between counterparties. To put it simply, through interconnection businesses of all kinds can have access to important resources that support their mission-critical applications effectively and efficiently.
Businesses which choose to invest in carrier-neutral data centers – also known as “interconnection hubs” – are connected to a large ecosystem, e.g. SEECIX powered by DE-CIX, has access to many hundreds of different networks and numerous interconnection services, including private, secured access to cloud providers. Several industries like logistics, natural resources, banks, gaming industry, travel, and communications can enjoy a comprehensive set of interconnection services through an interconnection hub.
Why consider interconnection services?
Now more than ever investment to an interconnection hub is of vital importance to businesses that must ensure the uninterrupted operation and want to thrive in the digital spectrum as:
- Interconnection happens at distributed exchange points hosted in carrier-neutral data centers, like Lamda Hellix, which means that businesses can take advantage of the whole portfolio of services and solutions a carrier-neutral data center can offer such as installation, maintenance, provisioning, and support.
- Businesses have access to a wide range of third-party services that are located in the same infrastructure and can be accessed 24/7/365, through interconnection.
- Collocation providers are collaborating with several telecom providers which are connected directly to terrestrial and submarine cables, enabling the fastest possible data exchange with their clients globally.
- Direct access to the largest cloud providers globally through a single port optimizing latency, control routing and avoid congestion
In a fully interconnected world where businesses can have access to global markets, interconnection hub is the key to expand your business while achieving a significant reduction of network and telecommunications costs.
Lamda Hellix with its new strategic partnership with D E - C I X, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, established SEECIX (South-East Europe Cloud & Interconnection Exchange) within its neutral world-class data center campus in Athens. This means that Greece is now the new interconnection hub which will serve the South-East European/Balkan region acting as the new gateway between South-East Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, giving businesses throughout the world a comprehensive set of interconnection services.
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