Digital Realty, a global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, and Ascenty, a provider of data centre services in Latin America, announced that Ascenty has added dedicated and private access directly to the IBM Cloud in its connectivity portfolio through IBM Cloud Direct Link. This new service is designed to ensure network availability, security and scalability between the IBM Cloud and private data centre environments.
With the new service, Ascenty now offers physical and direct connections to the IBM Cloud within its interconnection platform, along with the ability to connect to other public clouds through Ascenty Cloud Connect. This collaboration creates a private and secure network for enterprises to access their data and applications on the cloud.
The platform provides high-speed connection options ranging from 1 to 10 Gbps, tailored to each company’s specific needs, in addition to very low latencies. This translates to superior performance, greater control and enhanced flexibility and scalability when accessing critical functions and data.
According to Marcos Siqueira, Ascenty’s service director, this is a secure and high-performance alternative for companies working in hybrid environments: “With IBM Cloud Direct Link, in addition to connecting clients already hosted in our data centres, we can also connect other physical or cloud environments through our dedicated fiber optic network. Numerous customers already operate in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, and our solutions are designed to meet this demand.”
“As businesses enter the next phase of the cloud journey, adopting a hybrid cloud strategy can help generate new business value and optimise processes,” said Gabriel Montanti, global offering executive, IBM Cloud.
“IBM is collaborating with Ascenty through the growing IBM Cloud Direct Link service provider program to help enterprises reliably move their data with security between the cloud and on-premise environments.”
Delivering high-speeds and availability, Ascenty offers new alternatives to meet corporate connectivity requirements. Ascenty’s dedicated 4,500-kilometer fiber optic network connects all the company’s units, located in major cities in the Brazilian states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, as well as Fortaleza, to major cloud service providers, building a wide-ranging and secure interconnection platform.
With the recent addition of Ascenty to its global portfolio, Digital Realty continues to expand its support of IBM Cloud Direct Link and the IBM Cloud to five continents, 21 global metro areas, and 29+ data centers. This further extension of Direct Link Dedicated, Direct Link Dedicated Hosting, and Direct Link Connect capabilities enables Digital Realty enterprise customers to connect and expand globally with the IBM Cloud where and how their digital business demands.
IBM Cloud Direct Link is designed to ensure the secure exchange of sensitive data between the IBM Cloud and other environments. With IBM Cloud Direct Link, enterprises can benefit from high performing and secure connectivity to the IBM Cloud to support their hybrid strategy and provide access to services including compute, network and storage infrastructure as well as AI, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), data and analytics capabilities.