Console debuts cloud-to-cloud connection service
- Console Connect Inc. introduced a new online cloud interconnection service designed to let companies create direct connections between cloud providers.
- The new CloudNexus service will launch next month with support for AWS. Azure will be added soon after, according to Console Connect.
- Worldwide spending for public cloud services is expected to exceed $122 billion this year, according to IDC.
Using the new service, companies could connect Microsoft Azure and AWS, for example, allowing them to easily move data from one cloud vendor to another. Companies can avoid having to move workloads to their data centers first. The service also bypasses the public internet which adds a level of safety.
According to the 2017 State of the Cloud survey released by RightScale in February, companies are increasingly using multiple cloud providers, with some reporting using an average of eight clouds. Using multiple cloud providers can also help ensure redundant services in case of outages or unexpected downtime. Microsoft and AWS have recently experienced unexpected downtime with their respective cloud services.